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Getting Familiar With Arrays And Vectors In C++

When it comes to the fundamentals of computer programming, arrays will almost always make an appearance. Being able to store a collection of values could be beneficial to a near endless amount of use-cases.

To continue the back to the basics programming series, in this tutorial we’ll explore standard arrays as well vectors which are a much more powerful alternative when it comes to C++.

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Create Circular Images With Curved Text In Affinity Designer

As many of you know, I’ve been trying to expand the brand for The Polyglot Developer. I’ve redesigned the site, printed shirts, and even started creating stickers.

I’ve been printing circular stickers with Sticker Mule, and one thing that had been a real challenge is adding circular or curved text to them. It is nice to have the brand logo on the stickers, but until developers know what the logo is, it helps to have a website link as well.

This lead me to Affinity Designer, the much cheaper alternative to Adobe Illustrator, and the more polished alternative to Inkscape. We’re going to see how to create some nice images with curved text in Affinity Designer.

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Use Font Awesome Shapes In Pixelmator

If you’re like me, Font Awesome somehow gets included in all of your projects. The graphics are crisp, and look great in all your artwork and applications. My go-to graphic editor is Pixelmator for Mac, and it lets you use Font Awesome with very little effort.

The following will show you how to add re-usable Font Awesome shapes to Pixelmator for use in any project.

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Use Font Awesome Glyph Icons With Android

Creating clean looking user interfaces in Android can often be challenging. With all the screen resolutions and screen densities that exist for Android, a lot more must be taken into consideration than iOS apps.

A nifty trick I figured out is being able to use font glyphs instead of PNG or JPEG images. When using standard images you must create an image for every density (xxhdpi, xhdpi, hdpi, mdpi) and even then it still might not look clear. When using font glyphs, the images will always look crisp because they are vector graphics.

For this example, I’m going to use Font Awesome because it is open source and there are more than 400 glyphs included.

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