CleanSweep update

After receiving a 16MB zip file of a native solution from a customer today, I’ve updated CleanSweep to clean out a lot of the crap created by the native build process (the last version was mostly for managed code).

I’ve also added very, very basic command-line support.  Right now if you provide no command line, it will clean the directory it is run from.  If you want to clean another folder, you pass the full path to the foilder to clean as the command line.

October Coding Competiton: Got Game?

So we’ve announced this month’s coding competiton theme (get your keyboards fired up).

Last month’s competiton didn’t have quite the effect we wanted: we only got one submission.  Still if you consider that the goal of the competition is to get cool code out to the developer community as a whole, then the FlowFx submission alone made the competition a success.  But still, we’d like to see a bit more diverse set of entries.  In an attempt to improve things this month we’re offering prizes for multiple places (first, second and 3 runners-up) so that no one will get discouraged and abandon all hope if they see some crazy-cool submission early in the month (like I suspect happened with FlowFx).

Any other thoughts on how we can make the competition more successful (short of giving away an X-Box 360, a copy of Halo 3 and a 60″ plasma TV to play it on – that’s just not in our budget)?