First “Game” Coding Since Whenever

While I still program for a living, I stopped doing game development a couple years ago. But yesterday I fired up Solar2D (previously known as Corona SDK) and wrote a few lines of code to play around with the idea of a Quilt Block Shuffler (QBS). (So it wasn’t a game per se, but I was using a solid game … Read More

WP Admin Notes – Quick Bit of Code

I just added a feature to one of my sites that allows me to write a “note to the admin” (me) that doesn’t show up on the site. Here’s a look at one of the widgets in my admin area: I really don’t want a title for that widget, but I also don’t want to have to open every text … Read More

WP Plugin for WLM – Sell Bundles

I created my first WordPress plugin last night. It allows me to sell “bundles” of courses on my site. WishList Member is an awesome way to handle my membership stuff, but doesn’t have any way to let you sell a bundle of courses at once. So I changed that. Using their API I dusted off my PHP skillz and … Read More

Poked at Javascript or PHP? Want to Try Game Development?

I have a “Crash Course” video tutorial in game development using Corona SDK (a 2D mobile framework) that’s hosted on Udemy: Game Development Crash Course The course is free and even better, can be done using the free trial version of Corona SDK. This is for beginners, but I assume you’ve played around with programming at some point, maybe with … Read More

Game Development for Homeschoolers

It doesn’t matter whether a kid is in public school or whether he or she is homeschooled — almost every kid loves computer games. And there’s a certain percentage of those who not only want to play video games, but they want to make them, too. With the game engines available today that’s completely possible to do at home — … Read More

Free Corona SDK Code and Tips

I have a full video tutorial course on making Business Apps Using Corona SDK (a framework better known for making 2D games) but for people who look at it and are on the fence, I created an email list where they can get new Corona SDK tips and code every few days… …along with a sales pitch for the full … Read More

Making Mobile Business Apps with Corona SDK

I’m finishing up the last of the videos for an online course, “Business Apps Using Corona SDK” and just finished the sample app for Lesson 7. The Lesson 7 videos should be done and online today, and then all I have to do is put up the 3 bonus videos and the course is completely done! I think it’s turned … Read More

Programming Moai SDK with Corona Project Manager

For those people who are using CPM for Corona SDK but would like to dabble with Moai SDK, I’ve created a short video that shows how to use CPM with Moai: And yes, you can even use the free version of CPM for Moai SDK programming. See the Download page on that site.

iPad – Programming on the Go

While some folks continue to claim the iPad is a “consumption device” other people are using it for creation. And not just the artsy-fartsy types who use it for cool “finger paintings” but more and more programmers are getting into the act. Apple still has some rules in place that keep the iPad from being a total portable software studio, … Read More


I’m just starting work on a new product for game developers. While there are a lot of game development tools out there, I don’t think any of them are doing it right. Here are some of the best of the bunch (oh, I’m talking about 2D mobile development for the most part – 3D stuff is a whole other kettle … Read More