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Maximus 1.0.0 released

On the 25th of February 2010 a new BlitzMax project was started, called Maximus. After almost one year and a half of on and off development the client application finally reached version 1.0.0. The webapplication for the project reached 1.0.0 a little while ago.

Maximus is a module manager for BlitzMax. Its purpose is to ease management and installation of BlitzMax modules, giving the developer more time to spend on developing, and not manually installing and downloading modules and their dependencies.

Those who want their BlitzMax lives to be easier should now download the Maximus client.

Maximus elsewhere

The Maximus website has recently been (silently) launched as the 1.0.0 milestone has been reached. Note that the Maximus client is now in public beta and is at version 0.9.0. Be sure to try it out if you use BlitzMax.

Aside from the official website here are some links where Maximus can be found elsewhere on the internet:

 

Progress on programming languages to learn in 2011

A while ago I posted about Programming languages to learn in 2011. Now that we’re almost halfway into 2011 I though I do a little reflection of what languages I’ve learned so far… None!

Although none isn’t exactly correct, I can’t say I have learned enough of any of the listed languages to program with. So far all I’ve really done is reading the amazing book Learn You a Haskell for Great Good. So far I’m halfway through the book and I actually did some of the examples and am able to figure out what most of the syntax means. But not more than that.

Not exactly what I had in mind but still it’s better than nothing. I’ll be able to catchup soon though as I’m still only working full-time for 6 more weeks. After that I’ll have 2 months off (I’ll still have to do work from home, but will have a lot more free time on my hands) so that should be plenty of time to learn some new stuff!

Since almost 6 months has passed now, why is it that I haven’t done more yet? Well, there’s still the issues I have with my hands, although the last couple of 5 weeks or so this is getting much more better. I’m still trying to get my Vitamin D level up and am also getting Vitamin B12 injections. On top of that I’m still visiting the Acupuncturist every month or so.

In these weeks that I’ve finally been able to get some stuff done I focused on getting the Maximus website up and running and make it feature complete. All required functionality is in there now and it actually already hosts quite a lot of modules. Out of my head over 250. There’s still more work to be done for the final 1.0.0 release but it’s mostly refactoring, writing test cases and the occasional bug fixing.

So no, I haven’t been able to study the listed programming languages, but I have been able to do some more Perl and get Maximus in a state where it’s usable. In the coming months I do plan to focus on Haskell and C# though, as well as refreshing my Math skills. So all in all I’m pleased with my progress so far.