This is my main Java codebase. It contains some applications and some one-off projects.
chess: A chess-playing program. See the driver in
scripts/chesswith test puzzles. It's pretty weak, but still beats me handily.
jawa: A library for converting HTML (or any text) template into a Java class for static build analysis.
mario: A reverse side-scroller. You click where you want the ball to go, and it figures out how to do it. Try it with
render: A ray-tracer. This was mostly so I could experiment with ambient occlusion.
tictactoe: This is an unfinished experiment to see if the computer can pick moves in Tic-Tac-Toe that are most likely to cause human error. Normally a Tic-Tac-Toe-playing program will see the entire tree, realize it's a tie for best play, and play anything. But surely some moves will have obvious replies and some non-obvious best replies, and this attempts to figure that out. Turns out that Tic-Tac-Toe is too simple a game for this. Chess is probably too complex to effectively evaluate.
scripts directory is a set of Java programs that can be run using my
java_launcher script. This script compiles and caches the class file, making
it pretty easy to write short single-file Java programs without the overhead of
a build script.