There are several reasons why programmers have a hard time wrapping their heads around ECS concepts. Having learned to code with an OOP centric language is one of them. Being ECS so far from the Object-Oriented design makes things more difficult for those who have already a hard time handling
Premise In this potentially controversial article, I will explain why I believe ECS is a great paradigm to write simpler to mantain (and therefore less expensive) code and I will also try to explore the idea to formalise best practices through the application of the SOLID principles, which at glance
note: Svelto.ECS is now production ready, so you can start to use it after finishing reading the articles. At this point, I can imagine someone wondering if I still recommend to use an IoC container. IoC containers are handy and are quite powerful with Unity Engine, but they are dangerous.
The Dependency Inversion Principle is part of the SOLID principles. If you want a formal definition of DIP, please read the articles written by Martin and Schuchert. We explained that, in order to invert the control of the flow, our specialized code must never call directly methods of more abstracted
Note: this article assumes you already read my previous articles on IoC containers and the Part I Inversion of Control is another concept that turns out to be very simple once it has been fully processed or rather saying “absorbed”. Absorbed as going over being understood and becoming part of
Note: this article series assumes you have already read my previous articles on IoC containers. There is an evil truth behind the concept of Inversion of Control container. An unspoken code tragedy taking place everyday while passing unnoticed. Firm in my intentions to stop this shame, I decided to stand
Unity is a good game development tool and honestly I like most of its features. However the code framework is awkward to use on big projects where code maintainability is of fundamental importance. As you may have guessed, the following considerations in this article do not apply to simple projects