Open Source Projects

Here is a collection of my open source projects. I still actively develop some of these, as time permits. Others, I have not touched in years, but I still think they retain some usefulness, if nothing else than as a reference.

I originally became involved in open source as a Freshman in college. I wrote a multi-user chat program named BS on my university's public access UNIX system. This program began as a series of crude Bourne Shell scripts and eventually evolved into a rather powerful curses-based C program. I went on to write several other UNIX utilities, creating a reusable C foundation library along the way — this ultimately became cbase. I had officially entered the larval stage.

Upon entering the workforce, I gravitated toward Java, which became my language of choice for the next few years. However, my interest in Java quickly waned after I taught myself C++, and most of my current open source efforts are in C++. The commonc++ and libconfig projects are components of a larger C++ framework that I'm currently working on, and may actually release someday.

If the software on this website ends up being of use to you, consider making a monetary contribution, however small, to help subsidize its development. The software is free but the time and effort expended in developing it is not.

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