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Passing by value vs passing by reference: parameters in Java

A key distinction in object-oriented programming is in how languages treat method parameters: whether they are passed by value or by reference. A parameter which is passed by ‘value’ is a fresh copy of the variable, meaning the method can change the value without affecting other parts of the program which use the variable passed… Continue reading Passing by value vs passing by reference: parameters in Java

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Mod release: Vanilla High School for Cities: Skylines

I posted earlier about the Colditz-style high school in the new European art pack for Cities: Skylines. Since I really didn’t want to restart the city shown in the screenshot for that article, I’ve put together a mini-mod (more of a micro-mod really!) so that the standard high school can be built in European biome… Continue reading Mod release: Vanilla High School for Cities: Skylines

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Cities: Skylines European biome – a concrete problem

One of the features in the 1.1.0 patch for Cities Skylines was the new European map theme. Users were excited about the possibility of Parisian-style adjacent buildings and various other artistic goodies. Unfortunately one rogue element seems to have got through the QA process, in the form of this prison/1960s estate block masquerading as a… Continue reading Cities: Skylines European biome – a concrete problem