- LaTeX Makefile and Assorted Tools
LaTeX is a wonderful typesetting system, and I use it every
day. Building a document from LaTeX can be an arduous task,
however, so I created a makefile to make it easier.
Additionally, I created a class file as a PhD student at BYU
that makes writing compliant thesis and dissertation documents
easier. While not of general interest to everyone, it is well
commented and easy to follow, making it simple to use as a
template for other class files you may want to create. Writing
class files seemed a lot like black magic to me until I wrote
this one, and hopefully my experience can make the process more
accessible to others.
All of the LaTeX software that I have
written is available on this page.
- Template Engine
Generates output based on templates and values in your
code. Written with HTML and XML in mind, but works for
just about anything text-based.
- XML in PHP 3
XML files are a pain to read and write, but this makes it
easier by producing a data structure that is easy to manipulate
and traverse in PHP.
here, since combining it with a server-side script version
allows you hash things like passwords in the web browser, send
the hash over the wire, and verify it on the server side
without ever sending the actual password. There are still
problems with this approach, of course, but it does provide
some interesting possibilities.
- Delphi Components (very old)
I started using Delphi when it first came out for Win32. I
played around with it a lot and created these components. The
first simply puts a hole in a form. Drop it on, and the form
has a hole in it. The second makes a split window. These are
really old, so they probably aren't useful to anyone anymore,
but here they are.