I first started programming in 1983 (read about my programming history here). I don’t remember what I programmed on the Ti-99/4a, but I do remember one of my first programs on the VIC-20 was flying birds program, straight from the book that came with it:It wasn’t long after that when I started making games. Sadly, none of them have survived my various moves across the country, however my friends still remember playing the games that I made – they were pretty fun for the time.
The built-in terminal for Corona SDK is great for catching most errors, but some problems just don’t show up until you’re testing on a real device. Here are the steps needed to show the debug logs for Corona apps on Android devices (these instructions are for development on a Mac).
I went searching for how to calculate the area of a rectangle* on the surface of the earth using PHP and didn’t find one online. Someone probably has one somewhere, but it was just as fast for me to adapt one as it was to continue searching, so here it is. Enjoy.
This code is also available on GitHub if you prefer:
I started programming computers in the summer of 1983, so I’m closing in on 28 years of programming. It has been an interesting journey so far – programming for fun, then for school, then for work – and now back to fun again…