I’ve been dabbling in HTML game development with Phaser IO and I have found some things really difficult to figure out because they just aren’t very intuitive. So in this blog post I will write up short lessons learned as I come across things that I feel really should not have taken me so long to figure out.
Do you remember, or have you at least heard of the old game show “Let’s Make a Deal”? This was the show where a contestant had to opportunity to win a car. All they had to do was guess which door the new car was behind. Two of the doors had a farm animal but there was a trick to it. After choosing a door, the contestant was shown one of the farm animals and then had to decide to stick with their first choice or switch their guess to the door they didn’t choose. What do you think the chances are of winning when keeping the first choice versus switching guesses?
As a .Net developer, I have naturally gravitated toward Asp.Net for building web applications. However, the past few years I have eschewed web forms for the modern ajax style of development, especially the SPA. One reason I do still create .aspx pages is to build reports with tools like Telerik reporting or Microsoft .rdlc. I couldn’t find a good way to make reports without a server-side technology and The Google lead me down many sub-optimal paths. Finally, I have figured it out, and it was easy. I am embarrassed to announce that I didn’t know this before, but maybe some of you are as dumb as I am and this blog post could help.