LudumDare 34 Compo Game Entry

2016-01-24 07:07 ld34, ludum dare

Well, I have done it. I have finally completed a game for LudumDare. It is a super simple fishing simulator game made in GameMaker Studio. This time there was a tie between Growing and 2 Button Control. I chose to use the 2 Button Control theme, as one theme is enough for me.

Master Baiting: Fishing Simulator

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Validating email addresses exist. (Part 1)

2016-01-23 23:07 Email, SMTP, Data Validation, PHP

Validation that data typed into a webpage is formatted as an email address is certainly a great start, but shouldn't be the only validation on an email address before you save it into your database. I think we can do one better than a simple or complex Regular Expression (regex). Some people might say "Just make a validation email part of the signup process." And, that isn't a bad idea at all, I just want something a little more interactive or immediate and to not even accept the data into my database unless it has been validated. There are a couple of ways that we might go about this, while I will mention a few ideas; I will only explore one in detail and with code.

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