eLyXer (pronounced elixir) is a LyX to HTML converter. While there are a ton of such projects all over the Web, eLyXer has a clear focus on flexibility and elegant output. LyX is a wonderful text editor that produces beautiful PDF files. Internally, it exports documents to LaTeX, and from there to PDF. Sadly there is not an equivalent “export to HTML” option. With eLyXer, you can convert your master’s thesis, learned article, fascinating novel, or love letter to an HTML page that you can then publish on the Web. It is a standalone tool that does not depend on LyX.
SnappyJ is a Java library designed to ease Web 2.0 development. It was developed to take the pain out of developing Web pages that asynchronously reload sections of themselves. Performing these types of asynchronous reloads properly and professionally is harder than one might initially expect. The key challenges are loading Indication, support for browser history, error handling, code complexity, and having reloadable sections that interact with each other. SnappyJ completely eliminates these challenges, making it quick and easy to develop complex application-like Web sites.
Selador is a browser-based fantasy game. The game was commercial at first, but has since been released as open source by its developers. The game focuses on teamplay and communication between players. Although it is played in real-time, strategy and planning are paramount. It comes with a nice set of graphics and a pre-populated database. It can be installed on any *AMP stack.
Algorithm Study provides tools and resources to augment the traditional study of algorithms. It includes implementations of common and less-common algorithms in a variety of languages and visualization tools to help in gaining a deeper understanding of the algorithms. The algorithm implementations are each accompanied by a discussion of the asymptotic ("big O") run time and memory limits of the algorithm. Some implementations include discussion of how the algorithm or data structure is commonly used and comparisons with similar algorithms or data structures. All implementations have test cases that exercise their functionality. The visualization tool, Algorithm Visualizer, displays what happens as various algorithms do their work.