Friday, December 01, 2006

Friday December 1, 2006

Hello all! It’s the first day of the last month of the year and a time for transition all around. The topic for this week is computer programming and the focus will be on one very cool utility in particular. Crimson Editor is a nice Windows application for the rather prosaic task of source code editing. I’ve found Crimson Editor to be a particularly good match for Euphoria, and FreeBasic, and I’ve even used it for a bit of HTML editing. You can assign macros to handle common functions such as compilation and organize your source code into projects. It’s a compact program (1224kb), it’s very stable, and it’s free (!), but donations are accepted. The downsides are that it’s only for Windows and it may be moribund, since the last update was back in September2004. This program is well worth a look, especially if your programming language of choice doesn’t have an IDE of it’s own. A Wikipedia article about Crimson Editor can be found here.

This week’s picture was created using POV-Ray for Windows.
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The loops of the week were created with Orion Pro.

The web site of the week is the Marvel Database Project a wiki devoted to everything about Marvel comics. It’s a feast for the inner fanboy (or gal).

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.
Bye for now!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mark! I use Crimson Editor, also, but primarily because it lets me work directly on files in FTP directories. I'm trying to get Pete to make Edita do this so I can work with Edita. We'll see how it goes. :) Nice blog, and thanks for the site-of-the-week link! Keep the good stuff comin'. :)