These are my links for March 21st through April 15th:
- OpenSCAD – The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller – "OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software … is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file (see examples below)."
- Chameleon – UIKit for Mac development – "Chameleon is a drop in replacement for UIKit that runs on Mac OS X. In many cases, your iOS code doesn't need to change at all in order to run on a Mac.
This new framework is a clean room implementation of the work done by Apple for iOS. The only thing Chameleon has in common with UIKit are the public class and method names."
- Dr Dobbs | Language of the Month: Mirah – "What happens when you take Ruby syntax, add static typing, and run it on the JVM?" – You get what looks like a pretty cool language!
- Teaching FP to freshmen « Existential Type – "a new course on functional programming for first-year prospective CS majors. This course is part of the new introductory CS curriculum at CMU, which includes a new course on imperative programming created by Frank Pfenning, and a planned new course on data structures and algorithms, which will be introduced by Guy Blelloch this fall."
Sounds like a great introductory CS course!
- Meslo-Font Wiki – GitHub – A programming font which is a derivative of Apple's open Menlo font which is, in turn, a derivative of Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.
Meslo has a larger line height, so more space between lines which increases readability. Hurrah!
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