So, what is it about shrinking some code to the point of unreadability that keeps people entering the same competition year after year?
Some time ago I wrote an article about using JS in the Code Jam competition; sometimes, the solution for its problems require need the processing of very large integer numbers, to the point where they exceed the maximum “real” integer length of JS.
Ever heard of Magic: The Gathering? Essentially, it’s a trading card game where players build their decks from a set of printed cards and then play each other; while strategy and skill play the biggest roles, luck is a determining factor as in any other card game.
While I was developing Nibbo I wanted to make the sidebar stay visible all the time; as I couldn’t find any existing library that I liked, I decided to develop my own.
During the past few days I’ve been work on a new Android app; one thing I find very, very important is to make any software look native to the platform it’s running on, and doing that on Android needed some work.
Today I participated in Code Jam’s second round; I didn’t do very well, but it was definitely an entertaining experience.
When I wanted to preview a sequence of large images, I decided to go for a lightbox plugin, but I also wanted a better way to see the fine details than having to open the full image.
I was in need of a tiny web server for one of my projects, and I found out that Java 1.6 actually comes with one!