You Are Not Wasting Time

On the SFML Discord and forum, I get to mentor and support a lot of new beginners, often with some of their first steps in programming. It’s not uncommon that they feel like wasting their time, because they can’t figure something out and spend hours or days on it. I think every programmer, myself included, […]

Article on Error Handling

Yesterday, I came across this interesting article Handling errors is canceling operations. While it’s mostly focused on C++, I found most of it being generic enough, that it also fits with other languages. The most interesting section to me, was the following paragraph: Exception handling is not a tool for broadcasting information about any¬†failure in […]

What Are Algorithms?

Although I guess most of you know exactly what an algorithm is, I felt anyways that I needed to give a small definition, before I’ll be able to cover specific (types) of algorithms. When dealing with problems in computer science one generally looks at the ‘theory’ behind solving the problem and the actual implementation separately. […]