Newsletter for July 18th, 2011
1. Newsletter Editorial
Welcome to another edition of the DonationCoder newsletter. The title of this edition is a play on Google+ which is the hot new thing in the social networking wars. I try to stay away from these social networking things and avoid using them, but I did create an account just to see what all the fuss was about; there are a few discussion threads about it in the newsletter. Things must be a little slow on the forum lately because it's been over a month since the last newsletter and this edition only has 9 sections (compared to the normal 10-12). This might be the perfect time for those of you who are working on something interesting, or who want to start a new project, to make a post on the forum and tell the rest of us about your idea.2. User-to-User: Your Input Requested
We welcome everyone's participation on the forum, no matter what your level of computer knowledge or how long you've been a DC member. If you're still waiting to make your first post, see the links below for some good places to jump in.3. Website Discoveries, Debates, and Discussions
What's new in cyberspace? What exciting new sites have been discovered by forum members? What's the current hot topic and debate? Read on to find out..4. Coding Snacks and Member Software
We've had quite a bit of activity in the Coding Snacks section since the last newsletter. The Coding Snacks section is where people post requests for small utilities, and DC coders like Skwire can be found implementing them daily.5. Discounts and Giveaways
This month we have two giveaways and a discount:6. Fun, Games, Humor and Amusements on the Web
If you've read the newsletter up to this point, take a break and check out the lighter side of the forum - humor, videos, and games..7. Software Discussion
Almost half the posts on the forum fall into the category of software discussions, questions, recommendations, etc. This is one of the most active sections of the DC forum and a great resource if you're trying to solve a software or hardware related problem.8. Developer's Corner
The title of this section shouldn't scare you off - there is definitely something of interest for everyone here! It's more than just a section for the discussion of software development, it's also where we discuss web design, entrepreneurial ideas, and general productivity issues. It's great to see that the section has been pretty active recently.9. NANY 2012
At the very end of each year DonationCoder runs an event called NANY (New Apps for the New Year), where we invite the programmers who hang out on our site to release a brand new (free) application to the world. Long time NANY organizer Perry Mowbray will be on vacation for most of NANY this year, but DC member Kyrathaba has been extremely generous in volunteering to shepherd this year's NANY through to completion. Three cheers for Kyrathaba!
In an attempt to encourage larger applications we've started banging the NANY drum a little earlier this year, and we're encouraging people to start pledging application ideas or start requesting help for beta testing or coming up with ideas. NANY is open to coders of all backgrounds, so please help us spread the word to anyone you know who needs some encouragement to release something new.