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by georgejecook
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Roku Game Development?
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: Roku Game Development?

fwiw -the channel has got a bunch of very motivated Roku developers sharing knowledge, open source projects and collaborating. For a few of us, the way we work this year is  streets ahead of where it was last year, as a direct result of that. I was thinking you might get the same kind of result for ...
by georgejecook
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Roku Game Development?
Replies: 17
Views: 3008

Re: Roku Game Development?

Komag wrote:
2dguy wrote:
Is there a better forum for Roku game development using Brightscript?

No, this is it I'm afraid.

You're welcome to create a channel on the roku developer slack group, to start a community, if you wish. http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y
by georgejecook
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: How long is your code?
Replies: 28
Views: 3607

Re: How long is your code?

I have about 1200 Functions, so I guess that's about an average of 30 lines each. But really the normal Function is smaller (like around 10-15 lines most commonly), it's just that some are very long such as having big lists. I suspect I'd enjoy working with you then! It'd take well named functions ...
by georgejecook
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Roku developers slack group
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Roku developers slack group

Come join our constantly growing group of passionate Roku channel developers at : http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y The purpose of our slack group is to: ⋅ Help new Roku developers with programming problems ⋅ Share patterns, information, ideas and advice ⋅ Help debug each other's c...
by georgejecook
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: How long is your code?
Replies: 28
Views: 3607

Re: How long is your code?

3 line function if appropriate. Not longer than a screen if possible. But the bottom line is - it should only do One thing, and be well named. Not that I mind the _write a function as long as is necessary and put comments in; it's okay you can hold it in your head_ philosophy. at least 300k of work ...
by georgejecook
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Roku/brightscript time complexity guarantees
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Roku/brightscript time complexity guarantees

I suggest you pay a decent consultant an 1-3 hours to teach you the basics. there's a lot of nuances. This is what I did when I started, and it saved me weeks of effort. There's too many nuances/unexpected behaviours, so if you're doing this professionaly; get some proper advice. The O notation of a...
by georgejecook
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Rooibos unit testing framework updated to work without eval
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Rooibos unit testing framework updated to work without eval

For those of you interested, I've updated rooibos unit testing framework to work without using eval. It's currently in beta on this branch:  https://github.com/georgejecook/rooibos/tree/evalErradication Rooibos unit testing framework is based on mocha and allows easy test creation with annotations. ...
by georgejecook
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Label Node Created in main.brs not rendering
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Label Node Created in main.brs not rendering

you can't create a visual node before you initialize your scenegraph scene; unless you want all  h e l l  to break loose (crashing/hanging/cats loving dogs, end of the world scenarios).
by georgejecook
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.

If you follow the documentation and video tutorial, you will quickly understand how to write tests like this, which will allow you to quickly mock http services, and device apis: '+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ '@It tests getVideosRealExample '+++++++++++++++++++++++++...
by georgejecook
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.

Some updates - I've added 2 new videos to the training series - there's an hour's worth of rooibos training for your viewing delight! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJRLV4QDx83vsYMD9bIs-cjoDXmNmO8Jv The new videos will teach you how to write tests (103) and how to use the powerful stubs and ...
by georgejecook
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Announcing Rooibos: Unit testing framework for roku.

Fellow roku developers, I'm pleased to announce Rooibos unit testing framework. It's a fun, easy to use, and extremely powerful Brightscript unit testing framework, inspired by mocha for js. It's open source, supported, and used in several production environments. The code is a major rewrite of the ...
by georgejecook
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Left padding of MiniKeyboard textEditBox
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Left padding of MiniKeyboard textEditBox

I personally made my own text box.. since then though; I simply add spaces to text I want to pad. It's just easier.
by georgejecook
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: screensaver?
Replies: 11
Views: 4760

Re: screensaver?

I was drawn here by your hilariously titled `objfun = no fun`. Are you on the slack group? It's got about 60 people and a some of roku's engineers roku regularly chime in. https://join. slack .com/t/rokudevelopers/shared_invite/enQtMzU5Njc5ODM5MzAyLWE2MTIxMWQ5Nzg0Y2E3ODgzYTk4NmQxMDg2YjRjYjdiMzM5ZDU4...
by georgejecook
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: objFun() = no fun
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: objFun() = no fun

why not use callfunc ? https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/Handling+Application+Events