Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, magic internet money---it's all so damn exciting, and you, the eager developer, want to get in on the madness. Where do you start? I'm glad you're excited about this space. I am too. But you'll probably find it's unclear where to begin. Blockchain is moving at breakneck speed, but there's no clear onramp to learning this stuff.
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Old school coders liked to say Notepad was the best text editor you could use. But truth is, lean text editors with very powerful features are superior and just as accessible and speedy. Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code or anything you want it to be. This latest 3.0 release has been a long time coming, and it's free to try for an indefinite amount of time.
A new version of the Unreal Engine just got released (4.16) full of new features and improvements. As you may recall, UE is free for most to play with. The release notes are extensive, along with a cool video showcasing some of these: low-level clothing simulation, image-based (FFT) convolution for bloom, distance field lighting optimizations, games on Nintendo Switch, and physics simulation in VR mode.