Hexagon6 — About me
Hexagon6

About me

Who really is this nerd?

Perhaps you're wondering this. Why the vague details? Well here, I will go into more detail about myself, I guess.

I am obviously into programming. I say I do JavaScript and modern C++, but I actually program in C++ more than JavaScript. C++17 in particular. Modern C++ is my thing, so to speak.

I'm really just some random 19 year guy who does it as a hobby. I try to follow best practices as much as possible and am very systematic about how I program.

As a result, if you do using namespace std;, I will personally murder you. Well, not really. I will laugh at you though. Really though, don't do using namespace std;.

How far does your knowledge span on C++?

I know many of C++17's new features, like std::variant and the standard filesystem stuff that was added. I'm looking forward to C++20 and its concepts addition and whatnot.

That should send up a flag that I'm knowledgeable about templates, and SFINAE and maybe template specializations. Which I am.

I also know about RAII, several idioms, lower level stuff like endianness and layout of objects (okay, not exactly C++ stuff, but still relevant), move semantics, and whatnot.

I know best practices and whatnot for the most part. I know almost everything about C++'s OOP stuff, including polymorphism and virtual inheritance. Just really all of the common stuff.

How about JS?

Enough to program in it and mess around in the HTML5 canvas or HTML DOM. The spinning hexagon in the background is made with JS. Don't get me wrong, I know some ECMAScript 6 stuff, I'm just super rusty.

What do you program though?

Either little experiments to learn more about the language, or some computer science concept. I also occasionally work on small games, and on bigger projects which often don't come to fruition. I want to program video games, but I really don't like using Unity or UE4. Perhaps that'll change some day. It's a bit hard to stay motivated when you don't have other people to work with, particularly people who have the skills you need to make a game.

What libraries and editors do you use?

For C++, I use SFML to make my games. I edit in either Code::Blocks (and compile with GCC) or Visual Studio.
For JS, HTML, and CSS, I use Notepad++. I typically don't like to use libraries with JavaScript.

Any other programming languages you're interested in learning?

In order of most interested to least interested, currently:

  1. C#
  2. Lua
  3. Python
  4. C (probably just for fun)
  5. Rust (also probably just for fun)

Markup languages?

>markup languages
>"they require learning"

What games do you play?

I like the Doom games. I also play some Quake games, Factorio, Garry's mod, and whatnot occasionally. I also like emulating GameCube games, because they were a big part of my childhood. There's plenty of other things I'll play. Don't expect a comprehensive list.

Why don't you put stuff on your site? I know you make stuff.

I'm mostly just too anxious to show my work to anybody. I promise stuff will be up here soon.

What are you like?

Why don't you ask and find out? Stop being socially awkward. Also spoiler alert, I'll probably call you a nerd. Nothing you can do about that.

Answer anyways?

No :^)

Can I get C++ help from you?

Maybe. Probably not personally unless it's just an occasional question. I'm on a Discord server called Together C & C++. Either me or somebody else could help you. Please for the love of god read the rules though. Don't be that guy who pings for help. If you are that guy, don't join. I don't like you already. Expect me to be very blunt and to the point. Don't get angry at my criticisms.

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