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Try This: GO

Check out Google’s new programming language called Go. I’ll be showing off my simple creation made with Go and deployed with Google App Engine at tonight’s explode($pizza) event.

You can play around with Go in an interactive environment here. The documentation and an introductory video can be found at golang.org.

If you do try Go and/or App Engine, let us know how it went! Oh, and bring your creation to the next explode($pizza) event! Seriously, you should *sunglasses* go.

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Try This: PHP-GTK

Have you ever wanted to build a desktop application in your favorite programming language, when your favorite programming language is PHP?

Me neither, but it is an interesting thought experiment. PHP-GTK is the tool for you if you’d like to actually try it out!

Try This: Kinect Hacking

After seeing the V Motion Project a couple of weeks ago, I knew that there had to be a way to do something similar with the Kinect and Javascript.

Then I found KinectJS – a Javascript library for taking advantage of the Kinect! Combine this with basically anything on the CreativeJS site, and you can create a really cool interactive display.

Try This: LOLCODE

I’m always trying to think up an excuse to code in LOLCODE. The only real legitimate use that I can think of for this language is to show off at explode($pizza)!

Try reading through this implementation of the “99 bottles of beer” song, written in LOLCODE:

HAI 1.2
HOW DUZ I HOLLAR YR LOLZ
VISIBLE LOLZ
IF U SAY SO
HOW DUZ I SING YR BEER
HOLLAR SMOOSH "I CAN HAZ " AN BEER AN " BOTLEZ O BEER ON TEH WAL !1!!ONE!!"
IF U SAY SO
HOW DUZ I SING_MOAR YR BEER
BEER R DIFF OF BEER AN 1
HOLLAR SMOOSH "TAEK ONE DAOWN AN PASS ITZ ARAOUND " AN BEER AN " BOTLEZ ON TEH WAL !!1!!!1!"
IF U SAY SO
I HAS A BEERZ ITZ 99
IM IN YR PUB UPPIN YR DRINK TIL DIFFRINT DRINK AN SMALLR OF DRINK AN DIFF OF BEERZ AN 1
I HAS A BEER ITZ DIFF OF BEERZ AN DRINK
SING BEER
SING_MOAR BEER
IM OUTTA YR PUB
KTHXBYE