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Part of the new GameDev.net series, "Beginning Game Programming: A GameDev.net Collection" features a compilation of the best articles from GameDev.net on basic game programming topics, including C]+, SQL, XML, collision detection, debugging, and scripting, chosen by the editors of the site. All articles have been updated and revised for the current technology, and the book also includes brand new articles never before published. The book includes a foreword from a leading member of the GameDev.net team and is a great reference for all beginner game programmers including professionals, students, and hobbyists.
Welcome to "Beginning Game Programming: A GameDev.net Collection," the second in a series of books published in collaboration with GameDev.net, the online community where game developers worldwide can network and freely exchange information and ideas. Assembled in print for the first time, and comprised of the best introductory programming articles that have appeared on GameDev.net over the past decade, this volume features invaluable information and ideas for anyone looking for a solid foundation in the basics of game programming. Truly dedicated to the beginner, as you dive into the fun and challenging world of game development, you'll clear up the mystery of what programming language to use, find information on coding best practices, explore graphics creation, get an introduction to scripting, learn about debugging, and much more. All articles have been updated to comply with the latest technology, and as a bonus, this volume also features exclusive, new content that cannot be found anywhere else. Continuing in their tradition of excellence, "Beginning Game Programming: A GameDev.net Collection" captures the best of GameDev.net and is an invaluable resource in your pursuit of game development success.