Older blog entries for echuck (starting at number 9)

The newly released Cobra 0.9 provides language refinements, library additions, new samples, new koans, an improved @help directive and expanded documentation. Of course, plenty of bugs have been squashed and locked out with an expanded test suite. See the official release notes for full details.

Cobra runs on .NET 2.0+ and Mono 2.6+. A JVM back-end is underway.

Cobra is a community-driven, open source project under the MIT license.

A new version of the Cobra programming language, dubbed "Cobra 2010-10-18", has been released. This new version has several additions and refinements to both the language and the libraries. There have also been numerous fixes.

Release notes have been posted to the discussion forums and the downloads are ready.

The "How To" and "Sample" programs on the web site (and included in the release) have been expanded and updated.

A new version of the Cobra programming language, dubbed "Cobra 2010-04-02", has been released. This new version has several additions and refinements to both the language and the libraries. There have also been numerous fixes.

Release notes have been posted to the discussion forums and the downloads are ready.

The "How To" and "Sample" programs on the web site (and included in the release) have been expanded and updated.

The Cobra April 2009 Update has been posted and Release 2009-04-30 was recently made. It features the usual round of improvements such as refinements to the language, more library conveniences and the occasional bug fix. Also, the installer is more robust.

See the update for full details.

Cobra February 2009 Update

February's update includes mixins, lambdas, constants and new documentation. Check out the Cobra February 2009 Update for more information. Or dive in now by getting the latest and exploring the docs and the wiki.

Cobra January 2009 Update

January's work was all about refinements. Fixes, better error messages, more docs, etc. Check out the Cobra January 2009 Update for more information. Or dive in now by getting the latest and exploring the docs and the wiki.

Cobra now supports extension methods on generic types, along with several refinements to the language, libraries and samples. Check out the Cobra December 2008 Update for more information.

1 Dec 2008 (updated 1 Dec 2008 at 02:33 UTC) »

Cobra now has closures, streams, generic method constraints and more.
Check out the Cobra November 2008 Update for more information.

I recently posted a Cobra October Update over on the Cobra language discussion forums. It talks in detail about the new install-from-workspace script and the various items of progress made since the September update. Those include language enhancements, command line enhancements and bug fixes.

The Cobra Programming Language is open source under the MIT license. It runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and other systems through .NET and Mono.

From the webware-discuss mailing list:

At 03:33 PM 4/11/2001 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
> And where are all those XML end-user tools that people talk about?

I cannot agree more on this issue. People always throw this line when they are justifying XML: "...and there are hundreds of XML tools you could use..."

So I ask them: What tool are you using to read and write XML?

The answer always comes back: "my favorite text editor"

-Chuck

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!