Posts Tagged ‘Java’

Run Your Web Apps On Google’s Infrastructure

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Google App Engine enables you to build and host web apps on the same systems that power Google applications. App Engine offers fast development and deployment; simple administration, with no need to worry about hardware, patches or backups; and effortless scalability.

Link: code.google.com

The Java4K Challenge

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The Java4K competition is a game programmer competition. The goal of the competition is to create the best game possible in Java. So what’s the catch? There is a 4KB limit! That means maximum of 4096 bytes! You can read the competition rules for more details on this.

But why 4KB, and not 8KB or 6KB? The answer to that question is simple. 4KB is the smallest unit of file possible on most operating systems, if you create a file that contains only one character (or one byte) it takes up 4KB on the disk. Along with that fact, mere 4KB seem to be just the right size, anything more and it would matter if you had a good artist doing your graphics or if you had 10x more time than the other developers. 4KB seems to be limitating enough, in other words it’s a perfect fit for 1 person to work on, it wouldn’t be practical for a large team, consisting of programmers and artists, to work on a 4KB game, it makes it more fair.

If you’re interested in creating a game and submitting it into the Java4K competition then we recommend you visit the Java 4K Wiki Page, which should help you understand the fundamentals, and the JavaGaming.org forums, where most of the 4K developers hang out at. You’ll also need to create an account on this site to submit your game.

Link: Java4K

Use jQuery To Control The Size Of Your Text

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

JQuery’s UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. This tutorial will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!

Link: NETTUTS

10 Promising JavaScript Frameworks

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Popular JavaScript frameworks/libraries like jQuery, MooTools, Prototype, and YUI (to name a few of the most popular JavaScript frameworks out there) definitely have a solid foothold in the JavaScript framework arena. But for the more adventurous developers looking for new or alternative frameworks/libraries – there are some excellent frameworks outside the popular ones that’s worth checking out.

This article showcases 10 alternative and capable JavaScript frameworks/libraries to explore. Links to some of their demos (when available) are included in the entry so that you can see the framework in action.

Link: Six Revisions