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Hello there reader,

now that I want to work on SimpleSteer again I’d like to plan a bit more ahead instead of just doing it live. As I try to do this I encountered an issue I had before: I could really use some tool to write documents that are clearly structured in a hierarchical order. I think an application for editing and viewing hierarchical documents could come in handy in a number of situations where you want to compose some sort of feature list. Add to that the ability to elaborate on each feature and detail it with charts, diagrams, tables etc.

I think such an app would be great and since I’m trying to get better with WPF it would be nice practice. So that is what I will try to make. So here is the plan: Read More…


Hello kind reader,

I’m really busy with WPF at the moment. I have found the book from Teach Yourself series pretty helpful for the most part.  At least it was with the more basic stuff, but maybe around lesson 16 it started to show that as the subjects discussed go a bit deeper a one hour lesson is just not enough to discuss them in a satisfying manner. It’s not really the writer’s fault I guess, they did a pretty good job but as someone said: “The .NET is truly vast and infinite.”

I’m also working on reviving my C++, since it’s really rusty. I wanted to do it anyway but it will be useful for SimpleSteer as well since I will be able to read and understand C++ steering implementations much better.

So I will finnish the rewrite I started maybe this weekend. From there the next update will probably take a long time, but I will be trying to make a steering pipeline thing since in the demos it seems to work really very well. The other thing I need to learn more about is RVO. RVO stands for relative velocity obstacle (I think) and that’s currently all I know. It has something to do with collision avoidance with dynamic obstacles but I don’t even know if it’s just a fancy name for the same algorithm I use.

Anyway here is a contact manager WPF application. It’s one of the examples in the book. If anyone tries it if it works I’d appreciate it.  download link