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Off-Topic Discussion / 11th BME Challenge24 International Programming Contest
« Last post by challenge24 on December 28, 2010, 09:37:43 AM »
The traditional BME Challenge24 International Programming contest organized by the Electrical Engineering Students' Hungarian Association (MAVE) will be held between 29th April and 1st May. We are waiting for the registration of those challenge seeking programmers who would like to participate in one of the most prestigious competitions in Europe. The final round will be held on the campus of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). More information and registration on
Hi what source for the solution ?

I wanna do some revision...TQ
Off-Topic Discussion / Boonex Dolphin PHP script is SCAM!!!
« Last post by brahmapudra on February 08, 2010, 10:39:15 AM »
Why Boonex is a scam?

Boonex problem nr1. No coding standard

Boonex is writen by several people using different technologies. Its main base (Dolphin) is writen in pure php with its own template engine and forum  (Orca) uses xlst. That has large negative impact to integration of forum in site and site in forum. When coding, please use single technology and template system.

Whats even worser, different parts of dolphins code itself is writen by completely different people, and very in the hurry. So everyone has its own imagination how to interact with different parts of the code. It is very tricky to modify code that way to suit site needs.

Boonex problem nr2. Template engine and separation of code/design/database

This problem in dolphin/boonex needs a point on its own. Boonex uses custom template system ( that should be called layout system). The blocks of generated html code are pased to specific places in the template. That creates a big headache for programers as they need to search through code for the place where some box is generated. It might be generated in template, or in specific function in one of numerous includes. And so on. Even pligg has better templating than this.

It is very tricky to rip boonex templating apart, as whole coding is based on such poor programming practice. They would be better off using existing template system like smarty or similar one.

This leads to problem nr3

Boonex problem nr3. Crapy use of Database

We saw serveral other competing sites launched on boonex, but we did not care much. Why? Becouse when they reach 500-1000 daily visitors they will break apart. The reason for it is very bad programming and use of database.

For example, boonex uses profile builder which assigns fields to profiles. So the output of profile uses more than one table and is quite inefficient.

Also, there is a nice 20-30 query overhead on each page display to fetch all the configuration values from table. Silly, isnít it ? They would be FAR better of using a file for configuring sofware or caching it in php file like it is done in most of the systems.

Another simple problem. When boonex wants to display a profile being online it additionally check database for its status. But that data was pulled from database already. So 20 useless queries again.


I would not suggest using boonex if you want to keep your programmers sane. We have have changed the code almost completely for now, and you will need to do that too. Boonex is a scam. Try googling "boonex scam" first.
Programming Questions / X. BME International 24-hour Programming Contest
« Last post by challenge24 on January 28, 2010, 04:57:50 PM »

Do you like programming? Can you take challenges? Would you match yourself with others?

Here is your chance! Grab it!

The jubilee X. BME International 24-hour Programming Contest will be held this year in May!

This contest is a real test of creativity, knowledge, endurance and team-work, an EXTREME CHALLENGE! Sponsors and the offered prizes worth 6000 euros contribute to the high standards of the contest. The team which gaines the utmost points can take home the award and the cup.


Don't miss it!
GNE Library / Re: error compiling under MSVC 7.1
« Last post by Tiger on October 10, 2009, 03:02:13 AM »
Oh,I got it!
I thought i got the wrong version with boost or something, and wasted lots of time.
Programming Questions / Re: skeletal animation tutorial
« Last post by pieohmy on August 11, 2009, 02:22:26 PM »
Looks pretty good. I am trying to develop an ultra real aquarium using skeletal animation in realtime. Being a beginner it's been hard to understand the source codes but i am getting there. Thanks

Programming Questions / Re: skeletal animation tutorial
« Last post by Gillius on August 11, 2009, 09:06:44 AM »
It's been awhile since I've been involved in this. The last work that I did that has details on my site is here: However, that code is based around DirectX (version 8 I believe), not OpenGL, but it is in C++.
Programming Questions / skeletal animation tutorial
« Last post by pieohmy on August 10, 2009, 09:13:33 PM »
Any good skeletal animation tutorials around? I have searched but found a few,
Looking for a tut in c++/opengl hopefully one that is easy to follow

Programming Questions / Re: Exporting 3rd party app
« Last post by Gillius on August 10, 2009, 08:11:39 AM »
That actually sounds pretty cool for packaging applications written by 3rd parties or even by one's own company where a lot of development effort has gone in without the portability requirement.

So it gives the application a virtual view of the file system and registry by API interception. Sounds pretty smart, but I only wonder one thing, and that is how can it tell the difference between saving of a configuration file and saving of data files that the user would want to see externally (think of a word processor for example).
Programming Questions / Re: Exporting 3rd party app
« Last post by Gomer on August 10, 2009, 05:19:53 AM »
I've found solution! BoxedApp Packer
Who are interested can look here:
Question's closed.
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