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UIBuzz Software and Game Development

I love making software, I also love sharing that experience with others. From apps to games and in between, we explore it all in this Podcast.

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Don't give up when hitting the first complex problem, how to beat it
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07:56 09/11/2022
Sometimes looking like everyone else is a good thing
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04:36 09/03/2022
Are cutting-edge tools make shipping more difficult?
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08:14 08/21/2022
Astro.build for delightfully easy Web app creation
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16:35 08/14/2022
How to survive and embrace new frameworks
Here are some tips on keeping production stable, development moving forward, and exploring these new cutting-edge tools without encountering nightmares that must be solved immediately.Leave your thoughts over at the blog post on PeterWitham.com.Say thanks for this podcast - buy me a coffee ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:04 08/07/2022
Generating random game events and balancing for the player experience
Generating random events can keep a game fresh and full of surprises, but it can also ruin it for the player if the balance feels wrong and turns them away from playing.I go over how I'm trying to solve this problem in my new game using a simple random generator and testing the balance.Want to support this podcast?https://peterwitham.com/bmc ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
09:08 07/30/2022
Game Dev Journal - How I'm rewarding users for not playing
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08:47 07/23/2022
4 Unity packages I always install
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09:46 07/16/2022
Why I use Unity for game development
I am familiar with the way it works and have been using it for most of my game development explorations over the years.  I can write C# with the help of Rider by JetBrains.  I use a package called FlowCanvas to help me develop the game code visually with rapid prototyping.  I can run the game right there in the Unity tool without having to compile and export.  I can build 2D games just as easily as 3D, something that works with my preferred game creation style.  I can deploy to many different platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. These are the ones I care about the most.  There is good community support and resources for me to solve problems and learn new techniques.  There is a big asset store along with the ability to import stand-alone packages.  There are usually pretty fast updates for any issues and a long-term support version.  It has both Intel and Apple Silicon-based support, this matters for me because I often use both Windows and Mac.  I can also use it to develop applications, not just games. Where to find mehttps://peterwitham.comhttps://twitter.com/uibuzz ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
18:34 07/04/2022
Tools I use for my projects
- Web Development- JetBrains Suite - Web Storm- Nova by Panic- Visual Studio Code- GatsbyJS- Affinity Designer- Figma- MAMP Pro- Trello- Tower- App Development- JetBrains Suite - IntellijIdea and Web Storm- JetBrains Suite - AppCode- Xcode- DevCleaner- Figma- RocketSim- SwiftUI Companion- Trello- Tower- Game Development- JetBrains Suite - Rider- Visual Studio Code- Unity- Trello- Tower ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
19:18 07/04/2022
Trailer
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01:12 07/04/2022
What Is SwiftUI?
SwiftUI is emerging as a good way to build screens for Apple based platforms like iOS/iPadOS/macOS. It is a declarative language that simplifies the building of responsive views in applications. In this episode I’ll explain what it is and give a couple of examples. I really recommend checking out the links below for more details and plenty of visual examples. As mentioned in this episode CompileSwift.com Xcode 12 Apple SwiftUI Documentation Say thanks Buy me a Coffee You can reach out on Twitter Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
11:06 05/10/2021
Episode 10 - What is a Game Loop?
Show Notes You may not realize it but every game has something called a ‘game loop’. But just what does that mean? In this episode I try to answer just that with a couple of examples and reasons why you as a game developer should care about it. Say thanks Buy me a Coffee buymeacoffee.com/pwcom You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
06:49 03/29/2021
Episode 9 - Tailwind CSS
Show Notes Tailwind CSS is a utility framework that enables developers and designers to build layouts quickly by combining classes to achive the desired layout. In this episode I explain how you can use Tailwind and get up to speed fast. Tailwind CSS Website Say thanks Buy me a Coffee buymeacoffee.com/pwcom You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:12 02/08/2021
Episode 8 - First Moments with NextJS on the JAMStack
Show Notes Any time I look to start or rebuild a personal project I see it as a reason to try and learn something new. I am rebuilding my photography site from the ground up. So that gave me a good reason to look at NextJS as my static site builder and find out what all the buzz is about. In this episode I share my thoughts on working from knowing almost nothing to having a working site using NextJS to build it. Say thanks Buy me a Coffee buymeacoffee.com/pwcom You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
11:50 01/16/2021
Episode 7 - My design workflow
Show Notes In this episode I share my process and some thoughts on how I go about designing applications. The differences between designing ahead of or during development and how that affects the process. Say thanks - Buy me a Coffee buymeacoffee.com/pwcom You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
08:15 12/06/2020
Episode 6 - Unity Courses, New Videos, AR What now? And a look ahead
Show Notes Unity courses on Zenva.com Two new videos on YouTube on the Nova Mac App Set up a GatsbyJS site in Panic’s Nova - YouTube Set Keyboard Shortcuts for the Nova Sidebar - YouTube Exploring AR with Unity as a cross-platform solution Testing a bunch of Prototyping tools for a future episode Say thanks - Buy me a Coffee buymeacoffee.com/pwcom You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:23 09/28/2020
The Unity Device Simulator makes mobile layout easier.
Show notes Unity is a great platform for developing mobile games and applications, but configuring the game window to show how it will look on a device can be a pain. Until I discovered the Device Simulator package! Listen on for the details. Video version available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cwp2C5A8L8M You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
06:56 08/09/2020
UIBuzz Podcast Episode 4 - Developer Journal 6/29/2020
Show notes I thought it would be interesting to have an audiolog as a developer journal. This week was a very busy one with WWDC20 and creating some Ubuntu VM’s. Listen on for the details. You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
07:11 06/29/2020
UIBuzz Podcast Episode 3 - React-Native
Show notes So what is React Native? Why use it over other tools? Cross-platform development made easy See changes in real-time Deploy to Android and iOS An easier path for Web developers to get into mobile Component based approach makes sharing the code base across projects easier You can still use Android and iOS libraries You can run and work in Android Studio or Xcode if desired or needed I recommend Visual Studio Code for code editing Is it for you? I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you think of React-Native. You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
11:40 06/08/2020
UIBuzz Podcast Episode 2 - What is Unity?
Show notes So what is Unity? Why use it over other tools? Cross-platform development made easy Rapid development thanks to the built in play engine Free to use until you become rich You will need to know or learn C# I recommend Visual Studio Code for code editing You still need to create assets in other tools and import them Watch out for new releases, they can cause problems, go with LTS Is it for you? I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you think of Unity. You can reach out on Twitter: @UIBuzz Subscribe to the Podcast 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
14:03 05/12/2020
UIBuzz Podcast Episode 1 - My iPad Podcasting Set-Up (Format test)
I know what you are thinking, this is the same episode as the last one? That is true and yes it is intentional. The reason for this is I can only refine my process of creation by testing it. In particular the use of chapter markers in an episode, so hopefully I can learn from this and beg your forgiveness for the repeat. Link to my blog post with the results and details Blue Yeti Microphone Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone Hyper-Drive USB-C Hub Ferrite Pro for iOS Subscribe to the Podcast Let’s connect Twitter: @uibuzz Web: https://www.uibuzz.com Please note, this post contains affiliate links. 🎙️ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
06:26 04/30/2020
The Welcome Episode
It all starts with nothing, or in this case an episode zero. Something that is almost the birth cry of every podcast. So in this short introduction I will say a little about who I am, what I do and what this is all going to be about. The short version, Web and App development. Gaming, design, user interaction and producing content in many forms including how I make podcasts and videos to share with the World. Want to know more or keep up? Subscribe to this podcast and pay a visit to UIBuzz.com Twitter: @UIBuzz ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
02:20 04/20/2020