I want to make a video series for more advance programmers on how to tackle and solve problems and common tasks several different ways with different languages.
does this sound like a good idea? what problems or tasks / types of problems or tasks should I cover?
Menu flow, scene manager, path finder concepts, difference between static game data and dynamic game data and how to connect them (e.g. RPG::Actor and Game_Actor), clever generalization and usage of object oriented design, model-view-controller concepts and possibly other design patterns.
EDIT: How to store data (e.g. RPG::Actor), i.e. what are the advantages and disadvantages between different formats (e.g. XML is human readable, can be edited with Notepad and needs more programming code to be read properly while some binary formats are technically encrypted, require an additional program to be edited and they require less code to be read) and when SQL databases make sense.
hmm, all are great ideas and you actually gave me more direction with those idea than I realized I needed. I think the first video I do will be on managing game scene flow and all the ways it can be done. sadly I really don't have that much experience on how scene flow is done out side of 2D games :P but then, would it really need to be different? I'll probably give each video it's own topic so that people cna make comment, ask question and offer their own insights on the topic discussed.
3D scene's aren't much different. You still have some sort of rendering loop, transition management, input processing and logic update.