Dave Aronson's Free Software
These are things I have written for various reasons, mainly as an
exercise in learning/using a new language, or because I wanted to use such a
tool but none existed.
- DARTS: Dave Aronson's Role
Tracking System, for Toastmasters clubs. I wrote this to help my
Toastmasters club assign meeting roles to members, and track who was how
- Kakuro module, which I did very
recently to brush up on Ruby. (I did
it using TDD, or Test-Driven Development; here are the tests.) The Kakuro module currently just
"holds" puzzles, including reading them from KDL (Kakuro Description Language) files, translating a
Puzzle object to KDL files, and
translating them to ASCII so you can print them up and solve them by hand. I
also wrote a trivial Kakuro puzzle
printer that prints up ASCII versions of the KDL file(s) you give it on
the command line, and a sum manager
(tells you what digits you can use to make X in Y unique digits) that is part
of a Kakuro solving system I intend to work on. (That also was done
with TDD; here are the
normal tests and here are
the longer tests.)
- Toastmasters Speech Timer. I wrote this to start learning
- Google Maps API based Address Center Finder.
I wrote this to start learning the Google Maps API... and many people have
since found it useful!
- Google Maps API based Out-of-the-Way
Calculator. Another Google Maps experiment, possibly useful for either
cadging a ride or refusing to let someone else. ;-)
- Google Visualization API based Goal Tracker And
Predictor. I wrote this to start learning the Google Visualization API...
and plan to turn it into a full-fledged site where you can store your goals
and add points (without re-entering them all from scratch), dates
on which the samples were taken (versus just sample numbers), and a predicted
date of completion.
open a given URL, periodically. Useful for keeping a connection alive, so that
for instance the web interface to Exchange doesn't time out.
- CUT: C Unit Tester (a very lightweight
easy-to-use plain-old-C unit testing framework). I wrote this because CuTest
and other C testing harnesses just weren't, well... cutting it!
- Units of Measure library (C++). I
wrote this to brush up on my rusty C++, and because I had an idea long long
ago, for a language that would have units of measure (and the ability to
declare new ones) built into it, with automagic unit-checking. Since then I
have discovered some suboptimal bits about the implementation, but haven't had
time to fix it....
- Extended C++ Life "game" as a Rational
Rose project. I wrote this to sharpen my C++, shortly after learning it,
and Rational Rose as well, as part of learning that.
- Fireworks Java applet I wrote this to
sharpen my Java, shortly after learning it.
It's all free, even though some of it says "All Rights Reserved"
inside. Eventually I'll get around to fixing that, not to mention making nice
neat distribution packages, libraries, etc. Anyway, if you really like any of
this, a donation would be much appreciated, or at least let me know that
you're finding it useful/amusing/whatever.
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