Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, or the birth of the Voyage 400, it's a season for family and gifts. In half the world, it's even a time for snowy winter wonderlands, when we aren't having May weather. We wish you and the family the very best of the season. We hope the coming year brings you peace, prosperity, and impressive programming and electronics projects. To give you two gifts of our own, we offer half-price books about graphing calculators and a public beta of SourceCoder 3, the ultimate graphing calculator editor, emulator, and IDE.
On the book front, my publisher is having a 50% off everything sale from today until Christmas, meaning that "Programming the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus" and "Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus" are 50% off if you follow the links to the Manning website. You can purchase the print book or the eBook, and if you get the print book, you also get free access to the eBook in PDF, Kindle, or ePub format. Whether you're looking to get started with programming (and especially calculator programming), or you want to learn to use your TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, I think you'll enjoy these books into which I've put my heart, soul, and fourteen years of graphing calculator experience. Just use code wm122313cc at checkout.
If you're already a seasoned calculator user and programmer, you may be excited to hear that SourceCoder 3 is now available to the general public. I have declared it in the beta phase of development after nearly eight months as a "private" alpha, as it is now sufficiently feature-complete that you can use it smoothly in place of its older cousin, SourceCoder 2.5. With SourceCoder 3, you can open and edit programs, lists, matrices, pictures, images, strings, and much more. You can test your files in the on-page jsTIfied TI calculator emulator, and you can re-export files or whole projects. SourceCoder 3 represents a huge step upwards from the features available in SourceCoder 2.5, and many are still to come: better syntax highlighting, command hinting, working with AppVars, and even an in-source sprite editor courtesy of Cemetech member AHelper. You can read my current to-do list in the attached thread, and please post all bugs and feature requests.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holiday-of-Your-Choice, and Happy New Year to everyone from Cemetech!