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Socoder -> On Topic -> Article Requests

Thu, 07 Feb 2008, 17:37
Scherererer
Articles are a good way of attracting new members. If they can find useful information, they will keep coming here. I think that the articles section could use a little booster. So, in light of that, i have created this topic.
  • Are there any articles you would like to see added?
  • Is there any area where you think you could contribute?

I can make articles in, if you are interested:
  • C# or Java - General/Basics/Advanced Techniques/Tips
  • Database programming (SQL, C#)
  • ASP.NET
  • Sharepoint site creation and development
  • Setting up IIS
  • Windows Mobile Programming/Compact Framework (C#)
  • Socket/Network Programming (C#)

This community has a lot of collective grey matter, and I think it would be great if we all contributed to this site so others can get access to our knowledge!

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Thu, 07 Feb 2008, 17:41
dna
C# would be good since MS just released XNA for free.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2008, 18:28
HoboBen
Hmm, good idea. I should write up about some of the Linux stuff that I play with.

But yeah, if anyone writes any, they'd be very interesting... and they'd make great Google bait for grabbing new members too

Maybe if there's a new category for misc/software/other or something though, because all the topics are coding/design related, whereas I don't know where things like how to do svn/version control, running your program with wine/emulators, how to use such-and-such software and stuff would go, if you get what I'm saying.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2008, 21:27
Nolan
Socket and Network programming with C# gets my vote!

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Fri, 08 Feb 2008, 01:18
Afr0
Hm.
I'll see if I can churn out a small C# networking article when I get time.

Edit:

And please learn from my mistake everyone - do not make any tutorials about networking in Blitz... at least not for serverside networking. It isn't worth it.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2008, 14:34
power mousey

I could write some articles too.

As well as share articles written by others
and reference the links.
Fri, 08 Feb 2008, 17:19
Toaster
I can write some too. I always wanted to share how to do bump/specular mapping with b3d!

-Toaster
Fri, 08 Feb 2008, 20:44
Scherererer
Excelent! Lets get writing!

Wrote one!
www.socoder.net/index.php?article=12159

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Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 00:55
power mousey

okay, Instinct

what would you like or want me to write about?
if it has to do with computers/programming it will go
in the articles and tutorials sections.

others will either be blogs or off-topics.
Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 11:24
Toaster
Okay I wrote one for bump mapping if you see any grammar errors or programming mistakes let me know. I am sure there's some in there..

socoder.net/index.php?article=12179

-Toaster
Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 13:45
Scherererer
Awesome Toaster!

let's keep them coming!
Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 13:49
power mousey

um nevermind.
Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 14:06
Phoenix
...if you see any grammar errors or programming mistakes let me know.


I took the liberty to remove your grammar errors (use commas!)
Besides that, good work Instinct and Toaster I should probably write something too, while we're at it.

A slight request for Jay: could you make the text boxes taller when writing articles? Yes, I know: I could add a user style sheet to do that for me, but it's much neater to have it by default.
Sat, 09 Feb 2008, 14:15
Toaster
Thanks Phoenix I happen to be terrible at English. Even though its my first language. I am going to write another one in a few days a follow up explaining how to do specular mapping so keep a look out for it..

-Toaster
Sun, 10 Feb 2008, 01:49
Jayenkai
Sure..
IMO, though, it's usually best to write articles inside notepad.. Much easier that way, and a nice place to save your articles as you're building them up.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2008, 10:46
lyons
i could write up a few java articles if anyone wants them.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2008, 14:13
Scherererer
the community would love your contribution lyons! remember, its not just us, the idea is to also bring in new people and help people that pop questions into google.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2008, 12:56
Afr0
Hm, it seems I won't have time to do an article in the near future, but I am currently working on an online launcher type program for MMO games in C#, and it seems to be progressing quite nicely.
Once I've figured out all the details, I might make an article based around it not too far into the future.
The gist of it is that it relieves you of having to setup an advanced user interface running in full screen for your game to log on users. Instead, users log on via the launcher, which is a Win32 type app (might upgrade it to use Windows WCF later, which could make it look quite sexy), and then the launcher will launch the game's executable and let it know the user's login credentials either by way of program parameters or storing the credentials in a file.

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