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Alex St. John: The Evolution of Direct3D

I just stumbled upon this blog by Alex St. John, one of the creators of DirectX at Microsoft: http://www.alexstjohn.com/WP/2013/07/22/the-evolution-of-direct3d/ It gives a very interesting view on how OpenGL and Direct3D related to each other in the early days, within Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Assemblers are not compilers!

For some reason, people (read: newbies) often talk about ‘compiling assembly code’, or using an ‘assembly compiler’. This is WRONG, people! And I will try to explain why, by offering a historical perspective, as usual. Namely, if we go back … Continue reading

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