Process Tamer: My New Favorite AppThe third item I’d like to mention is my new favorite app. I’m sure just about every computer user who uses Windows has, at least once, had an application freak out and chew up all your cpu cycles leaving you with the most sluggish machine you’ve ever seen. Enter Process Tamer. This little app will save you countless hours of frustration and dollars spent on getting rid of that windows inspired headache. Its a very small (140k) app that sits in the system tray and monitors processes and how much of the cpu they are using. When a process rises above a certain level (that you set), that process is automatically lowered in priority. It doesn’t kill the process entirely. So if it is a legitimate, normally functioning process, it will continue to operate. But if it is being a bad seed, having its priority lowered will allow the normal execution of other apps and allow your computer to function normally. I can’t begin to tell you how much time and frustration this saves me. The very same day I found and installed this on one of my computers, I had a process go ballistic on another computer. I meant to install Process Tamer first change I got on my second computer, but being my procrastinatory self put it off. After fixing that rogue process I installed Process Tamer and have never had a problem since!
THE 2006 DONATIONCODER.COM C++ BUILDER DONATIONWARE PROGRAMMING CONTEST RESULTS
About C++ Builder
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Complete Soduku Game with Editor and Solver.
Virtual Keyboard Tool let's you type into programs using only the mouse:
Download available soon.
SQL Advanced Manager is a great solution for:
-professionals and amateurs who in any manner work with databases, especially MS ACCESS
-people who would like to learn SQL
It’s main purpose is to work with database via SQL queries. However, it also provides many other things such as fast accessing to all the tables in the database, and also to all the fields in those tables…
Some main features are:
-Quick access to all the data in any table with just one mouse click
-Many tools and wizards which simplify working with your database
-Syntax assistant is also integrated into the program, so the beginners would not have any problems while learning SQL, and the professionals, on the other side, would have a quick reminder on basic SQL syntax.
"Minimal Website" is a program to make a complete websites from plain texts. The texts are translated to formatted HTML contents automatically which then are embedded in a common layout for the website. A navigation menu is generated automatically too. Colors, fonts etc. can be adjusted in corresponding dialogs. Special attention was put on search engine optimization.
As a special feature you can call your own HTML converters. That's where the the TextTransformer components are used.
You can see, how such a website looks like at:
There you also can download Minimal Website or download it directly from:
SkyIDE is a free integrated development environment for C++, Java, and other projects. SkyIDE stands for Sky Integrated Development Environment.
* Multiple project support
* Multiple C++ compiler support
* Each project of type C++ can be set to use a different C++ compiler
* Tabbed document Interface implemented using MDI with drag-tab support
* Powerful text manipulation functions:
Project URL and DOWNLOAD: http://www.skyide.com
Main Screenshot: http://www.skyide.com/images/main.png
Other screenshots: http://www.skyide.com/screenshots.html
FlashCard Pro is a tool to help you study.
Works great for high school and college students. I used it for my Spanish class last semester!