by Richard Fabian
Publisher: dataorienteddesign.com 2013
This book is a practical guide for game developers working to create triple A titles across multiple platforms, for independent developers trying to get the most out of their chosen target hardware, in fact for anyone who develops cutting edge software in restrictive hardware. It is a book about how to write code. It is a book written to educate games developers in a coding paradigm that is future proof, unlike the style of coding we've become so accustomed to.
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