The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know

I’ve spent the last few weeks reading and getting more books on Lua, game development, Xcode and everything else I can get a hold of. There is so much information out there. It makes me wish I had one of those gizmos from The Matrix that Neo used to learn Kungo Fu in like 5 seconds. As I’ve gone through demo examples of code in some of the books it has become apparent there have been some big changes in code as the newer Xcode versions are released. Things that worked 2 years ago perfectly, don’t work now. Oh well.

As I’ve been trying to get my hands around Corona and Lua I’ve started converting the stargate simulator I made for school a while back from javascript to Lua. There are a lot of similarities, but just enough difference that I don’t quite have it figured out yet. It all displays properly but some of buttons don’t update things as they should. Luckily the folks over at Ansca have lots of examples and tutorials for me to dig through to find the answers I need. It would be nice to have a print-copy of a book which, from what I’ve read, there are a couple folks out there working on texts for Corona SDK. Sure hope that happens soon.

Another thing I’ve been contemplating is what types of apps I want to direct my energies towards. My hope of course is to come up with something that would be a huge success in the app store so I can quit and do this full-time. That may be a little naive, but that is the goal.

We’ll see how it goes I guess…

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