OpenGL Roundup, Fall Edition

There’s been a lot of changes in the graphics programming community, with Google’s latest version of Android now supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, which brings support for compute shaders, as well as an Android-specific extension pack which adds support for additional features. Apple has chosen to go the proprietary route by remaining with OpenGL ES 3.0 for now and by introducing Metal, a new API which promises to increase performance and reduce driver overhead.

Here are some more links for your fall reading:

Tri-morph – A first game by a reader of Learn OpenGL ES.

Cubist artwork with the help of a GPU

A pretty huge debate about OpenGL has erupted in the dev community involving devs from Valve, Epic, Firaxis, and AMD

Google I/0 2014

A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L

Secrets of Swift’s Speed

Musings On A Year Of Living C++

Rust by Example

Enjoy the fall colours! :)


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