Direct X 9.0 SDK Installation
(Microsoft Windows) Keywords: programming, technology, microsoft
I'm trying to install Direct X 9.0 SDK. I'm running WinXP Pro with Visual Studio .NET 2003. I have the exe to install on a CD that came with a book I recently bought (Jim Adams, Programming Role Playing Games with Direct X, 2nd edition, Course Technology). When I tried to install that version, I got an error from the WinZip Self-Extractor when it was extracting in %Installation Path%/Samples/C#/(Something, I forget). I figured that I wouldn't worry about it and download the latest version from Microsoft (April 2005).
I've tried several times to install the April 2005 version and I always receive this error: Could not create "C:\RPG Programming Stuff\Direct X 9\Samples\C++\DirectSound\SoundFX" - unzip operation cancelled.
Can someone please help me? By the way, if anyone else has installed the Direct X SDK, would they know what it puts in your computer? I already have the folders Documentation, Extras, Include, Lib and Redist installed under %Installation Path% also created with a whole bunch of subdirectries and files. I'd like to know if I'm only missing some samples and not part of the actual Direct X code needed to make programs!
Just looking for some general suggestions/advice/explanations.
(PHP Community) Keywords: php, programming
So I guess I'd consider myself a junior PHP user at this point, and I want to get to the next level - aka really knowing what the fuck is going on and what the common concepts etc are in PHP. One thing I've pondered installing for a site that I'm making for a client is a content management system - though I've never installed one before, or used one, unless I'm just not familiar with the concept. Can anyone help explain what these do, and/or point me to an example of a few? Like an example where I could test-drive it myself and then learn about installing it after or something.
Also, if anyone has any suggestions for books, I'd like to know how you all got so sharp - I naively assume that you sharp ones are just intense into programming and have a good OOP background, but I'd like to know what methods are good.
Dreamweaver Template Error
(WebDesign) Keywords: php, programming, web
Hey guys. Newbie here. I've run into a little problem that's baffling me and I'm hoping someone would have some advice.
I've been maintaining and updating the company I work for's website for more than a year now(It wasn't created by me). It's quite heavy with PHP programming. Anyway, the link section, which appears at the top of every page of the site, is a template. The other day, I wanted to add a new link into the template(as I've done many times before). When I saved it, and it updated the template across all the pages, it gave me the following error on the index.php(the main) page:
"There is an error at line 47, column 29(absolute position 2040) of "C:\Website Name\index.php": Duplicate editable regions of name "head"."
I'm really stumped by this, because firstly I didn't make any changes to index.php, secondly I didn't add another editable region to it either, and thirdly, the only coding at line 47 of the index page is "!-- InstanceEndEditable --, between tags. I also can't get rid of the extra editable region, because it shows up as grey, locked coding on the index.php page, and it does not show up in the coding of the template page at all.
Any help/advice would really be appreciated.
pop up from livejournal
(Opera Browser) Keywords: programming
this pop up comes up only when I have livejournal open:
"New newsfeed messages
latest livejournal posts"
after "new newsfeed messages" there is usually a number of how many new messages there are. This is not only an annoyance because it comes up at least every half hour, but it slows my computer down when it does it. I have asked livejournal support and they were no help they told me to "consult the documentation provided with Opera to determine how to disable this screen." which I have no idea how to do if it is even possible. Is there anyone that can help me or knows what to do?
If anyone else needs any help with Opera I am pretty good with it so long as it is not a programming problem.
ty for any help you can give
(Web Development) Keywords: php, programming, asp, sql, java, jsp
Koders.com is the leading search engine for open source code. Our source code optimized search engine provides developers with an easy-to-use interface to search for source code examples and discover new open source projects which can be leveraged in their applications.
i wish they included verilog.
Podcasting made easy
(Web Technology) Keywords: programming
Commentary--MP3.com's Eliot Van Buskirk says the arrival of new programming tools provides a timely fillip to the podcasting phenomenon.
(Webmaster View) Keywords: programming, xml, web
Web 2.0 for Designers
Enter Web 2.0, a vision of the Web in which information is broken up into "microcontent" units that can be distributed over dozens of domains. The Web of documents has morphed into a Web of data. We are no longer just looking to the same old sources for information. Now we're looking to a new set of tools to aggregate and remix microcontent in new and useful ways.
There are six trends that characterize Web 2.0 for designers.
- Writing semantic markup (transition to everything XML)
- Providing Web services (moving away from place)
- Remixing content (about when and what, not who or why)
- Emergent navigation and relevance (users are in control)
- Adding metadata over time (communities building social information)
- Shift to programming (separation of structure and style)
storage of cc info
(Web Development) Keywords: php, programming, mysql, sql
I need a script/app/whatever to just store credit card info, so they can be processed manually at a terminal later. What can I do about this? Any recommendations?
(I'm not a programmer myself and only have very basic knowledge of php/mysql so I'm hoping this won't need custom programming shit.)
Thanks a ton
laptop and SQL questions
(IT Professionals) Keywords: programming, software, database, sql, web
After 6 years in the trenches of application and network support I am calling it quits and returning to academia in social science. That is not to say that my IT days are entirely behind me. My area of research is going to be heavily reliant on Geographical Information systems and database design and analysis...
so I have a few questions for the group
1. (this one is an easy one probably).. I am looking to purchase a laptop in the next few weeks. I am torn between going with a tablet (the toshiba, I have seen far to many problems with some of the others , especially the acer) and a cheaper basic laptop. Essentially I am not all that concerned with performance if I go cheap. The first couple of years it just needs to run word processing, statistical analysis software, GIS software (on a low level) and that sort of thing. If I go cheap I would buy another one when i started the dissertation.. The question is on the reliability of the toshiba tablet.. have any of you used it extensively, or deployed them? I just want to be sure it is gonna hold up if I am gonna spend a nice chunk o change on it.. if the view is negative, whose laptops do you like? No way in hell I am getting a sony, but is there anyone else i should avoid like the plague?
2. For the SQL folks out there. It looks like the department uses MS SQL(I will have to stick with it for awhile because all the GIS programming courses are VB and i really won't have time to learn a real programming language). My question is, when I go to build my own SQL box what sort of spec should i be looking at? My databases will be the platform for my GIS mapping, and will be essentially legal databases with a relatively small amount of data (case name and number, disposition, appellate action, votes on appellate action and brief case summaries) Eventually it will all be set up with a read only web interface for sharing the data. How beefy am I going to need to go. I know MS SQL is a resource beast, so I probably can't get away with having it on a machine that does much else, but I am going to be on a grad student budget, so unless I get some major funding I will need to stay reasonably cheap
Input greatly appreciated!
(Computer Geeks) Keywords: programming, java, web
I'm interested in learning a programming language, and have been recommended to start with everything from Visual BASIC to Java to even just jumping right into C++. What I want to do is write a program where I can inpute information taken from the NASA website regarding star coordinates, velocities, etc., and be able to enter the information into the program and have the program compute the necessary calculations to yield the result that I want (rather than having to do the calculations by hand). What progamming language would you suggest for such a task as this?
Please take away my textbooks! :-)
(College Textbook) Keywords: programming, database, java, web, hosting, ebay
** Computer Science **
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs: $60
Introduction to Algorithms: $50
Computer Organization and Design: $40
UML and C++: A Practical Guide to Object-Oriented Development: $35
Artificial Intelligence by Russell & Norvig: $35
Modern Compiler Implementation in Java: $20
A First Course in Database Systems: $10
OpenGL: A Primer: $15
Hosting Web Communities: $10
Mastering Regular Expressions: $10
Programming Perl: $15
** Econ, Business **
Inside Investment Banking: $10
Finacial Markets and Institutions: $25
Investments by Bodie, Kane & Markus: $30
Financial Accounting by Libby & Short: $15
** Comparative Literature **
History of the Conquest of Mexico: $10
The Orange Tree: $5
The Heirs of Columbus: $5
Crown of Columbus: $5
** South Asian Studies **
Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India: $10
The Song of the Loom : Jhini Jhini Bini Chadariya (Modern Indian Novels in Translation): $10
Pather Panchali: Song of the Road: $10
Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebels: A Selection of Bengali Short Stories: $5
2-part course reader on Psychology and Traditional India (1108 pages!): $40
** Miscellaneous **
Collection of 29 Agatha Christie books! (Email me for list): $40
books are like new. I will ship any book you want to anywhere in the
United States for free! :-) You could send me money via Paypal or
BidPay or I can put up the book on eBay/Half/Amazon for you. If you
have any questions or want a book, please leave a comment or email me
The prices are somewhat negotiable (depending on which, and how many
books, you want) and I'll be shipping from the SFO Bay Area (East).
Algorithms discussion group
(Algorithms) Keywords: programming
Algogeeks is a discussion group for algorithms started over a year back. Any discussions related to programming and algorithms are welcome. Announcements about online programming contests are also posted.
Free (Entry Level) Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) Certification Exam from Sun Microsystems
(Java Web) Keywords: programming, java
Sun Microsystems (SUNW), the creator of Java Programming Language, is offering Java Associate (SCJA) Beta Certification Exam freely from June 20 - July 15, 2005. Registration has started from today.
I think it is a golden opportunity for entry level Java programmers and students with 6 month or more experience in Java to validate their skills. [...]
For the love of Christ..
(Code WTF) Keywords: programming
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]
I am new to programming in C++, about a week old. I've got past experience in scripting macros, basic shell scripting, etc. I'm trying to get a very simple method for prime number generation working, but it's dying at my second if statement.. and my brain hurts.
typedef long unsigned int ulong;
long unsigned int mplier1 = 1, mplier2 = 1, pfactor = 1, pcheck, searchcount = 0, usercount = 0;
ulong mathcheck(ulong x, ulong y);
cout << "How many Primes do you wish to find?: ";
// Define usercount.
cin >> usercount;
cout << "\n";
// Begin the Prime sweep.
// Has the user's criteria been met?
if ( usercount == searchcount )
cout << "\n\nYour Prime criteria of " << usercount << " has been met.\n";
cout << "Exiting...";
// Generate product to check against primary factor.
// cout << mathcheck(mplier1,mplier2) << endl;
pcheck = mathcheck(mplier1,mplier2);
// If the neither multiplier is equal to the factor, increase multiplier 2.
if ( ( mplier1 != pcheck ) && ( mplier2 != pcheck ) )
// cout << "Check 1\n";
// If multiplier 1 doesn't equal the factor but multiplier 2 does, increment multiplier 1 and reset multiplier 2.
if ( ( mplier1 != pcheck ) && ( mplier2 == pcheck ) )
// cout << "Check 2\n";
mplier2 = 0;
cout << mplier1++ << endl;
// If the factor has been matched by 2 lesser intergers, move to next factor.
if ( ( pfactor == pcheck ) && ( mplier1 != 1 ) && ( mplier2 != pfactor ) )
// cout << "Check 3\n";
mplier1 = 1;
mplier2 = 0;
// If the factor cannot be matched by 2 lesser intergers, it is a prime.
if ( ( pfactor == pcheck ) && ( mplier1 == pcheck ) && ( mplier2 == pcheck ) )
// cout << "Found prime:\n";
cout << pfactor << endl;
mplier1 = 1;
mplier2 = 0;
ulong mathcheck(ulong x, ulong y)
return x * y;
Google Launches Summer of Code
(Web Development) Keywords: programming, software, google
"Google Launches Summer of Code
This Summer, don't let your programming skills lie fallow...Use them for the greater good of Open Source Software and computer science! Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer.
By pairing applicants up with the proven wisdom and experience of established prominent open source organizations (listed below), we hope to make great software happen. If you can't come up with a great idea to submit, a number of our organizations have made idea lists available."
Sounds awesome, too bad it didn't come along while I was still in school...
New C++-like language for Windows
(Computer Geeks) Keywords: programming
Hi! We just finished working on a new programming language and environment. Oko is a development and data-management tool for creating Windows-based applications. It uses an object-oriented language similar to C++. A set of versatile visual-design tools makes it possible to create applications practically without programming. The environment includes data controls, as well as query and report designers... Get more info and download Oko at: http://ploko.net. We need testers.
Algorithm of the day?
(Algorithms) Keywords: programming
If you are like me, you get your word of the day to expand your vocabulary, and maybe a QOTD for something funny, insightful, etc.
I was thinking how much more valuable an Algorithm or Design Pattern would be.
Is that something that would be of interest to everyone?
For instance: We post Creational Patterns - the Abstract Factory and then discuss its uses, abuses (anti-patterns) etc.
Maybe reference a code sample, etc.
The topics don't need to be uber-advanced, just practical.
Much like adding words to our vocabulary, I think it would be useful to add STRATEGIES to our programming.
Keeping news current
(Web Development) Keywords: programming, css, html, web
I guess i'll introduce myself. My name is Brent, and I am the webmaster of many websites (mostly political). I started in web page programming when I was about 11 years old, teaching myself basic html coding. It evolved from that into flash programming, css, and many other useful tools that I use today.
I have a question for whomever may be able to provide an answer:
I am developing a web page for the Androscoggin County Republicans. They want me to develop a web page so that users can become more involved with ranks of local, state, and federal government. I have done quite a bit of work on it already, but I am having one problem with the news portion of the site.
I have been instructed to find a way of keeping the web page updated with current news. I have no problem with grabbing a news js file for webmasters, but that would not include local and state news. Therefore, I'm looking to find a way of "grabbing" information off various web pages, and having it display automatically on my page.
Is anyone aware of how I might be able to accomplish this?
Thanks a lot!
How-To: MIDP Over-The-Air Provisioning with Servlets
(Java Web) Keywords: programming
One of the realities of mobility programming today is that developers must cope with a wide variety of devices with widely different capabilities. Whether major or minor, those differences must be handled cleanly. Sometimes the only solution is to prepare different application descriptors for different device models, or even different application versions entirely. You can [...]
(WebDesign) Keywords: php, programming, css, html, web, hosting
hello. i'm new here. kind of new with webdesign as well (been doing it for almost a year just as a hobby; mostly with css and html).
1. i'm just curious as to how many of you actually have made webdesign/programming your career, and if so, what route did you take in college (certificate, associates, bachelors, etc). i'm a second year community college student, and i'm interested in persuing webdesign as a career, technical side and design side, so i guess im just confused as to what i should do in school to get where i'm wanting to be (job as a webdesigner for a company). any tips, suggestions?
2.also, i'm sure this has been asked a million times before, but in the userinfo, " Affordable & Reliable Webhosts" was left blank. so i'm going to ask you guys for some reccomendations on hosts. ive done godaddy, and 1and1.com before.. and neither have what i want for a low enough price. i'm looking for something that will allow me to have multiple ftp accounts, php, a decent amount of bandwidth, multiple domain hosting, etc. any suggestions?
3. last but not least, i'm looking into using moveable type as a blog for my website. i would like to achieve something like this. does anyone have any experience with this? is it fairly easy? is there something better i should be using. as you can tell, i'm kind of a beginner, and i would love if you would point me in the right direction if i'm missing out on something better.
any help would be awesome. thanks!