Data Validation: Another trick in the bag to catching errors before they cause problems

Original Author: Tiffany-Smith We all do some form of data validation. Something as simple as making sure that the png we’re importing as a texture is actually a png, or import detection of the classic “million poly rock”. But what I’m talking about here is a specific pass on otherwise valid data that has snuck … Continue reading “Data Validation: Another trick in the bag to catching errors before they cause problems”

Six elemental questions to find out just about everything

Original Author: Raul Aliaga Diaz When I was in third grade I belonged to a little group of kids called “Kid Journalists”, in which we crafted weekly articles on Saturday morning to post them on a big canvas on a wall somewhere at my elementary school. I say “craft” because usually the images weren’t photos … Continue reading “Six elemental questions to find out just about everything”

Know Your Units

Original Author: Drew Thaler Let’s talk about one of the fundamental things that you need to know when talking about data access. Always, always, always know your units. Binary vs Decimal Computers have a natural affinity for binary units, or multiples of 1024. Historically, people (like us!) who work with computers have borrowed the SI … Continue reading “Know Your Units”