Review: Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games: Using HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL by Kelvin Sung, Jebediah Pavleas, Fernando Arnez, Jason Pace

Build your own 2D Game Engine is a pretty straight-forward book for what can usually be a fairly complex topic. Out of the game engine books I’ve read (mostly for 3D) this is one of the more approachable of the bunch, while still showing the details necessary. Thankfully, the authors here stick mostly to the standard API, and show real HTML5, Javascript, and

Review: WebGL Insights by Patrick Cozzi

Don’t judge a book by its cover. This is a blockbuster tour through WebGL, with many performance optimizations and considerations not commonly found in other texts. Like typical gems collections, each chapter is written by a different author and focuses on one aspect of WebGL coding. There is a lot of coverage here, and I found the authors’ expertise to be second to

Review: Understanding ECMAScript 6: The Definitive Guide for JavaScript Developers by Nicholas C. Zakas

Understanding ECMAScript 6 delivers exactly what the subtitle proclaims, the definitive guide for JavaScript developers. While I have been working with Javascript for years now (and particularly ECMAScript when I was developing for Flash) I hadn’t really kept up with the recent developments. JavaScript always seemed to be missing important OOP concepts like classes or inheritance, and the ways to “fake” them with