A postmortem of Coherent GT 2.0

A postmortem of Coherent GT 2.0
I don't believe I've mentioned my daily job on this blog but now is a good moment to do so - I am a technical PM in Coherent Labs. Our most popular product Coherent GT is a UI middleware for games and allows people to use HTML5 to create the UI for their games instead ...

On the purpose of Math in a CS curriculum

It's been a while since I started teaching programming at academia and the question of 'Why is there so much math in our curriculum?' has been raised often by students. It's not like this hasn't been answered quadrillion times with highly varying results, but I'd rather put forth my own understanding of the reasons behind ...

Upgraded C++ (now with properties)

I love the programming concept of properties but I've never enjoyed using them in languages that have no native support, C++ being one of them. I came up with an idea on implementing properties and this here is a description on doing that Quick link to demo Get the code from pastebin, then compile and ...

Image filtering (your own Instagram) 1

Image filtering (your own Instagram)
Here I am, minding my own business when suddenly a wild though appears – 'I wanna build my own image filtering app!' This turned to be more of a JavaScript library than the full – blown app I imagined, but nevertheless I had a lot of fun building it so I'll share the experience. As ...

Validating complex user input (using normalized context-free grammars and CYK)

Validating complex user input (using normalized context-free grammars and CYK)
Here I am again, presenting to you another 'OH MI GOD, SO MUCH MATH' article. TL; DR; I made a simple JavaScript library that allows you to validate complex user input whenever regular expressions can't help you (validating formulae for example). Unfortunately, due to the algorithm's generality it ain't the quickest. Go to last section ...

Intro to programming materials

Intro to programming materials
This semester I'll be teaching Introduction to programming at FMI of Sofia University. To those of you lucky enough to be my fellow students (or to have found this page from another place), here's a list of materials to read about stuff. Return back to this post as I'll update it over time. Firstly, if ...