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Saturday, March 10, 2001
Challenge 5: AI Bot Project Part II
In February, 2000, the AI Bot Competition was announced. Since then, the project has lost much of its initial momentum, as many people have lost interest. However, though we haven't been promoting the project very much, we'd still like to see what you came up with! Even if you haven't started but you'd like to participate in this contest, visit the challenge page!
0 comments (post); Mar 10 2001, 19:23; Submitted by atom

Thursday, February 22, 2001
dotcomma II
Dotcomma began over a year ago. Since then, we've learned a lot about our potential userbase, their interests, and their needs. We have realized that in order to remain a powerful resource for programmers, we need to change our focus. Dotcomma II will be a more powerful site with shifted goals but the same overall objective.

The project is still in the planning stages. The reason for this announcement is that we're looking for input from the people we seek to please: you. We want your input so that we can make dotcomma the best it can be. If you've ever found yourself programming and in need of something - perhaps you're not even quite sure what it is - and you've wished that a website could help you, let us know about the experience. With dotcomma II, we hope to find a solution.

Let us know if you have suggestions or ideas, either using the forum associated with this news item or by emailing us. We look forward to hearing your suggestions!
5 comments (post); Feb 23 2001, 0:06; Submitted by atom

Thursday, February 15, 2001
Apache Tcl Project
The Apache Software Foundation has announced the launch of the Apache Tcl Project. The project's goal is to try to integrate the Apache webserver software with the Tcl scripting language.
0 comments (post); Feb 15 2001, 18:55; Submitted by paradox

Wednesday, February 14, 2001
gd 1.8.4
gd 1.8.4 creates PNG, JPEG and WBMP images, not GIF images. This is a good thing. PNG is a more compact format, and full compression is available. JPEG works well with photographic images, and is still more compatible with the major Web browsers than even PNG is. WBMP is intended for wireless devices (not regular web browsers). Existing code will need modification to call gdImagePng or gdImageJpeg instead of gdImageGif.
0 comments (post); Feb 14 2001, 19:37; Submitted by vejita

Wednesday, February 07, 2001
Featured Library: SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer)
Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide fast access to the graphics framebuffer and audio device. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power." Simple DirectMedia Layer supports Linux, Win32, BeOS, MacOS, Solaris, IRIX, and FreeBSD.
0 comments (post); Feb 10 2001, 0:47; Submitted by vejita

Sunday, January 28, 2001
Microsoft events for .NET and C#
Microsoft is hosting a series of events that can be found on their events site. These provide an introduction to the .NET structure and C# programming. Both sessions cover the basics along with a more detailed discussion.
0 comments (post); Jan 31 2001, 20:30; Submitted by vejita

Friday, January 26, 2001
Obfuscated C Code Contest Ends
The 15th International Obfuscated C Code Contest has been closed, and winners have been announced. Get more information here.
0 comments (post); Jan 26 2001, 12:00; Submitted by paradox

Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Featured Library: JEL 0.9.6
JEL (Java Expressions Library)is a library for evaluating a simple single line expressions in Java. The key feature of JEL is the fact that it is a compiler. The language of JEL expressions resembles the Java Language expressions as close as possible. JEL supports all Java primitive types and classes (even in form of constants), allows to call both static and virtual methods of Java classes (with no additinal runtime costs and no wrappers), and performs evaluation of constant subexpressions at compile-time.
0 comments (post); Jan 26 2001, 12:01; Submitted by vejita

Monday, January 22, 2001
New W3C drafts and releases.
The W3C released a new draft of Introduction to CSS, along with a new version of CSS3 Module: Multi-column Layout. There are also other updates and releases on the W3C website. Check out the new formats being developed for css and xml structure.
1 comments (post); Jan 23 2001, 22:09; Submitted by vejita

Thursday, January 11, 2001
Understanding the XML Schemas
If you are a bit overwhelmed with all the new candidate recommendations and schemas that are being developed or just never took the time to notice them all, this article on might help clear things up. You can read the article and find out for yourself what everything means and, hopefully, how you can use them. I should note that if you are looking for an Online backup service and are not sure who to trust, go here for some excellent online backup service reviews. I ended up backing up this site with a Carbonite account, and it's never failed me.
1 comments (post); Jan 12 2001, 18:14; Submitted by vejita

Tuesday, January 09, 2001
MathML 2.0
The W3C has made MathML 2.0 a Proposed Recommendation. Read the recommendation here. MathML is an XML application designed to describe mathematical notation and capture both structure and content for World Wide Web publishing.
2 comments (post); Jan 09 2001, 18:27; Submitted by paradox

Friday, December 29, 2000
Flash Applications... Created with Perl?
Slashdot carried this article about Perl::Flash, a module that allows you to generate Flash animations using Perl. For more information, click here. Good for us non-artist coder types.
0 comments (post); Jan 01 2001, 1:06; Submitted by atom

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