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Ruby code completion in Emacs, Intellisense-style?

Rcodetools, possibly in conjunction with Icicles, seems like it should be the bee's knees for doing Ruby code completion in Emacs. I need help getting it to actually work. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Flowcharts from C/C+++ source code

What are some good open source code analysis programs that will draw a flow chart from C/C++ source code?
posted by obedo on Feb 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How to iterate through controls in VBA/Excel?

How do I loop through a bunch of controls using VBA in Excel 2003? [more inside]
posted by apark on Feb 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Image Header Manipulation

EXIF IPTC &tc. - need method to read/write in programmatic way [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Feb 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Finding A Genetic Algorithm Fish Video

Help me find an old clip on genetic programming AI. [more inside]
posted by unreason on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me help him help me

Help me help my friend help me. He's working on a database project using MusicBrainz (the one here) and has run into a programming issue--he's unable to retrieve tracks. He's using C++ and XML. Details are inside. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I make myself more marketable as a programmer?

I'm a programmer/web developer with 7 years experience. I'm looking for a new job, but I fear I don't look good on paper. How can I improve my marketability? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 11, 2007 - 22 answers

Balls in boxes algorithm

Is there a standard ball picking algorithm? I have 10 balls that I want put in four boxes (A-D). Every box can hold zero to all balls. [more inside]
posted by davar on Feb 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Programming Careers: Java vs C++

What is the market like for Java programmers vs C++ programmers? Is there a difference in salary to start? How about with 5 years of experience in one language? Is there a growing trend in Java (SE/EE/ME) vs C++? [more inside]
posted by bangitliketmac on Feb 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me make Awesome Icons!

I need help with creating Icons for Windows applications. [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Feb 6, 2007 - 9 answers

I want to be the next Will Wright

Cross-Platform SDL/OpenGL programming - I want to write some software for Mac and PC. I know C at a moderate level for data processing work, but have never done advanced programming nor graphics work. I'm 100% self-taught on computers. Where can I find some good resources that are NOT dead trees on how to get started? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Feb 6, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I become a better programmer?

How do I learn to be a better programmer (not just learn a particular language)? [more inside]
posted by empath on Feb 5, 2007 - 36 answers

Alternatives to a tag cloud?

Alternatives to a tag cloud? I've got one and it's nice and all, but I'm wondering about alternative visualizations of the same information. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes on Feb 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Best programming language for beginners?

I am a 21 year old "field IT technician" looking to pursue programming as a career, and am wondering which language(s) is friendly to beginners and/or likely to help me get a job. I am within commuting distance of Redmond if the MS factor is of any consequence.
posted by seiryuu on Jan 28, 2007 - 30 answers

Best way to scale up a prototype application?

Better to prototype an application and hire someone to port it, or learn C from the ground up and do it myself? [more inside]
posted by ndrw on Jan 26, 2007 - 14 answers

How to learn applied .NET from top to bottom?

Looking for resources on specific programming topics, with a particular teaching methodology (basically, applied examples and real-world walkthroughs). Some of the topics are C#-specific. Some are more general, but would preferably be taught from a C# (or at least .NET) perspective. [more inside]
posted by debacle on Jan 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Mark CF, if you're reading this, shoo!

How do I wish my programming-geek boyfriend "Happy Birthday" and tell him "I love you" using computing code? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Facebook API and PHP

I use Facebook, and it seems to have a great API. But how can I tie it in to me, and not my visitor? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 15, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I work out if a point x,y,z is contained by a cone ?

How can I work out if a point x,y,z is contained by a cone ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Jan 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Moving average calculation algorithm?

How can I efficiently and elegantly calculate a rolling sum of count-of-events in a time period from a list of event times? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 11, 2007 - 10 answers

self-taught programming for n00bs?

I'm a MechE by training, but I've got some time to kill while my boyfriend to finishes up his PhD this spring. I'd like to fill a portion of my copious unemployed time by learning to program in a useful language. Any suggestions for languages/websites/self-teaching books that are good for n00bs? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Jan 10, 2007 - 23 answers

Dynamic Function Reference in Javascript

I'm writing a cross-browser JavaScript library that will allow me to apply events (onmouseover, click, etc) to elements using what look like stylesheets:
a {mouseover:someFunction;}
In writing a parser for these files, I've come upon a stumbling block. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 10, 2007 - 10 answers

My Multi Select UI Sucks. Help me make it better

WebDesignFilter: I have a multi-select box with hundreds of elements in it. I need a better UI for it. [more inside]
posted by cschneid on Jan 7, 2007 - 11 answers

How to get work at tiny tech startups without knowing a friend-of-a-friend of the founder

In my 8 remaining months before I start at Stanford, I'd like to find a job at a small (1-10 people) tech startup in the Bay Area, preferably Web-related. I have previous experience at this type of company as a Web developer, and I have useful skills. The problem: I don't have a network of people to help me find such a job, and these positions seem to be given to friends-of-friends(-of-friends) of the current employees. [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Jan 5, 2007 - 11 answers

What's the step BEFORE "newbie" called?

I'm getting into learning web design -- started with the basics of HTML, XHTML, and CSS, and want to move on to JavaScript and Ajax next. Problem: I have zero, and I mean zero, programming experience. [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Jan 4, 2007 - 15 answers

What tech to learn for a good jobby job.

What tech skills should I pick up to help in my job search after I graduate from college? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

How to create text-to-speech in Adobe Flash?

I'm trying to create a Flash application that will accept user-inputted text, then turn it into cheesy computer-generated speech. I'm hoping there's a Flash library or pre-built application that does this, but I haven't been able to find such a thing. I would prefer the final app be in Flash, but I am open to other solutions. Cost not an issue.
posted by phonepimpster on Jan 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How do browsers work?

How does a browser render a website? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Dec 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Why reinvent the SQL wheel?

Software design question - Why do people still write PC archiving and cataloging software? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me sell my software without getting screwed

The company I work for has expressed interest in purchasing a software product I've been developing privately. How do I go about doing this so I don't get screwed? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Dec 11, 2006 - 9 answers

So I know HTML. What to learn next?

What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Dec 10, 2006 - 18 answers

How to create a CGI program with Visuall C++ Express Edition?

Is it possible to use Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition to create a CGI program to run under IIS? [more inside]
posted by JeffL on Dec 6, 2006 - 12 answers

How to begin on this multi user PHP stats project?

How would you write an application in PHP that tracks multiple users, and the users' multiple sites? [more inside]
posted by gradient on Dec 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Looking for a good programming color scheme.

What is the best programming color scheme for my eyes? [more inside]
posted by hooray on Dec 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows?

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Nov 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Why is recipe software so hard to write?

Why is recipe software so hard to write? [more inside]
posted by twiki on Nov 29, 2006 - 29 answers

Which AVR interface should I buy?

Which AVR-based starter/programmer/emulator board is likely to best fit my needs? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Nov 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Know any dead trees that can teach me about php and MySQL?

Recommendations for a book to teach myself php and MySQL? [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop on Nov 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me put my icon in the menubar!

I want the Java application I'm writing to put an icon in the menu bar (next to the system clock, airport status icon, iChat icon, battery icon, etc), a la Quicksilver and Gmail Notifier, but I have no idea how. Help! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Nov 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Which book to read (& learn) first?

I picked up and was given the following books: Learning Javascript, Real World XML, Learning C#, and Learning PHP & MySQL. Since these are books I intend to read anyway, I was wondering which one should I read first? [more inside]
posted by badger11 on Nov 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Char Memory Allocation in C

A question about memory allocation in C. Yes, I have to use C. There's [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Creating an online realtime Flash movie

If I have a computer application that spits out data continually in the form of UDP datagrams, can I then take that data and plug it into a "live" Flash movie to be viewed online? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 8, 2006 - 1 answer

What books should be on my "personal CS degree" reading list?

I'm trying to come up with a reading list for a "personal comp. sci. degree" (along the lines of Josh Kaufman's "personal MBA" reading list). What books should be on my list? [more inside]
posted by jacobian on Nov 6, 2006 - 33 answers

Anyone know how to create a tag cloud with images?

I need to create a tag cloud like http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ but instead of show the tag names I need to show images. [more inside]
posted by Leech on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

printing matlab figures to memory

MatLabFilter: Printing figures to memory? I know that I can use the versatile print command to print a figure to a file. But how might I be able to turn a figure into a matrix in matlab's memory? [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Oct 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Generate email response from database.

Is there a free simple web to email gateway or scriptable email responder that will run on windows server 2003? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Oct 26, 2006 - 3 answers


MediaFilter: What is your experience with PRX (Public Radio Exchange)? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 16, 2006 - 4 answers

It's Friday. Break the Rules.

I'm in the process of building an application and I think I want a rules engine. Assuming I do (and "No" may be the answer to my question), what's the best way to go about such a thing, given the details inside? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Oct 13, 2006 - 7 answers

How can a willing to learn non-programmer build something like those user-supported gas price sites?

I'm looking to build a site that allows its users to submit and/or search pricing and availability information for "widgets" at local brick and mortar retail stores. The model I have in mind would be similar to the user-supported gas price sites that popped up about a year ago, in which people entered what they paid for what type of gas, and other users then could type in a zip code and see the best prices near them. So, being a non-programmer (but willing to learn through trial and error), what language/framework/open-source code do I use to build this? [more inside]
posted by pjhagop on Oct 11, 2006 - 4 answers

color-coding javascript for a beginners book

I'm writing a book on programming for beginners, and I have a question about color-coding. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 9, 2006 - 36 answers

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