Category: JavaScript

Conway’s Game of Life in JavaScript

I realized yesterday that I had never implemented Conway’s Game of Life, which is something of a rite of passage for young computer-science students. As I opted for a more non-traditional path to the software profession, I somehow missed that

Updated Barcode Generator

I finally got around to making some updates to my Barcode Generator. Try it out and let me know if you have any problems.

My Life With Programming Languages

A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing. — Alan Perlis My first programming language was Basic on a TI-99/4A. Contra Dijkstra, I don’t think it did me too much harm. Of course,

Update on Ripsaw

A while back I started an article series on a utility named Ripsaw. I have since gotten pretty busy with other projects, and the only extracurricular thing I’ve worked on in the meantime is the lesson series on how to

Ripsaw Library Implementation

In this installment of the Ripsaw article series we’ll start putting some actual code into an implementation of the COM interfaces that we specified in the last article. For those of you who just joined the series, Ripsaw is a log viewer for Windows, similar to the Unix tail utility. This series of articles details my rewrite of the application from the ground up.

Barcode Generator

More fun with one of my favorite languages: A barcode generator written in JavaScript that will create an EAN-13 barcode. The page is completely self-contained and uses no graphics or server-side code. I’ve only tested the page in Internet Explorer

Lisp Interpreter in JavaScript

>Lisp is becoming a theme here, apparently. I suppose I’ve read so many Paul Graham essays that I’m becoming a fan of the language. In order to become more familiar with it, I decided to write a Lisp interpreter in

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