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After my last post on Dart, I decided that I wanted to write something a bit more complex using the language. I had a lot of good feedback on it, but still felt I should try to push the language as much as I could, and see if it was a really enjoyable language to write code in.
So what better than a couple of hours on a Sunday evening to write some code and generate some animations?
I tried my best to be as descriptive as I could on the code. But it’s so simple… some things are better left unsaid.
The premise of the code, is the following:
- Generate a random character from a list of random characters. I used 1’s & 0’s as when I look at them…
All I see is blonde, brunette, red-head
- I then move the numbers (drops) around the screen, and make sure they are always moving down, ’till they reach the end of the screen. Then it’s time to re-use them again at the top. #perfmatters after all.
- Canvas really gives me all I need to give my animation a transitional effect when it starts (it looks a lot nicer on the browser than the animated gif above).
- Make the awesomeness happen again and again every 30 milliseconds by only writing 60 enjoyable lines of code.
The code can be found on my GitHub account:
As I said, it’s pretty self explanatory, but it would be really nice to get someone else’s pair of eyes on it, and getting some advice on where I could improve it.
It seems to run on roughly 54fps on Dartium, but I’ve seen dips occurring sometimes.