Coding4Fun Video on Channel9

Channel9 just posted a video interview of Dan Fernandez, Brian Keller, John Wingfield, and Andy Dunn from the Coding4Fun team showing off some coding projects from the site.


J# port of JAWAS

George Birbilis, one of our J# MVP’s, just sent me a note to show his completed port of JAWAS to J#. You can download it here (it requires J# 2.0): This is a cool example of how J# can be used to port a Java application to the .NET Framework. George has completed several such…


The Finalizer Case Study

Want to know more about how The Finalizer was built? In case you haven’t seen it, The Finalizer is a BattleBot which is controlled by a .NET Compact Framework application running on a Pocket PC, and it can even be driven remotely using an XBox controller! Now you can read more in a case study that was just published…


College Football Matchup: MSN Search vs. Google

This week’s college football matchup? MSN Search, ranked #2 in most polls, against the #1 ranked Google. I wanted to see what types of results you get on each search engine if you’re searching for football games like I am (since my Gators are playing the LSU Tigers today). And the results…? MSN Search: 1Google:…


New Blog Flair Sighting!

The ZMan reports that Glenn on may have actually been the first Coding4Fun reader to post some flair. Thanks, Glenn!


Coding4Fun Blog Flair

Kent built this cool “blog flair” you can use to show the latest Coding4Fun articles on your blog, Web page, email signature, etc. You can pick from some slightly different designs as well. See to get the HTML for your favorite design. Kent also tells us that he’s going to write an article describe how…


Dystopia Demo Released to Rave Reviews!

Dystopia released their Half-Life 2 mod for download a couple of weeks ago and the response has been incredible! From Fuzzy:Our release weekend was huge, we’ve had over 100,000 downloads of the demo and we cracked a peak player count of 2000; higher than HL2DM! We’re currently vying for the number 6 most played Valve…


Board Game to Help Kids Learn Programming

Check out C-Jump. This is kind of like Chutes and Ladders – except that instead of Ladders, you have While loops, and instead of Chutes you have Goto’s. I wish we had this stuff when I was a kid! It would be great to see a C# or Visual Basic version of this as well. Maybe…


How my TechEd presentation cost me $100

This week I’m at TechEd Australia delivering some presentations. But whenever I’m not working I’ve been back in my hotel room watching CNN and whatever coverage I can about the terrible state of New Orleans and the neighboring areas. I am originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida, so I grew up watching hurricanes come…


Programming video game "creature" AI

Chris Williams has written another great article based on his Heroic Adventure! role playing game. This one is about giving your creatures (non-player characters, monsters, animals, etc.) an artificial intelligence engine to make them appear lifelike during the game. He goes into an amazing level of detail regarding the various factors and traits you’ll want…