Author Archives: Daniel Bernier

WordCram 0.5.4 released

Just a tiny bug fix for making word crams with the fromTextString method. Download only the freshest of WordCram bits!

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Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July! In the spirit of independence, here’s a WordCram made from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, with open-source software (Processing and WordCram), and open-source fonts (AveriaSerif-Regular and Jane Austen): You can see it at OpenProcessing; here’s the source, … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.2 released

WordCram 0.5.2 makes it easier for your users to click on words. You can download the .zip or the .tar.gz at the new github download page. It’s common to let people interact with a word cloud by clicking on the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for Smoother WordCram Builds

I’ve been frustrated with WordCram’s automated build for a long time. It was a giant tangle of ant, JUnit, SVN, javadoc, and googlecode file-uploads, and it was always a struggle to change it, or even remember what it did for me. … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.1 released

Two tiny bug fixes: preventing array-out-of-bounds errors when maxNumberOfWordsToDraw is set too high, and ignoring skipped words when checking for overlaps. Grab the fresh bits at github! The deploy process is still not automated (after moving to github), so if anything’s … Continue reading

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Faster WordCrams? An Experiment

Simulated annealing is a programming trick for quickly packing a bunch of things together. It’s based on the idea of annealing, where (as I understand it) a metal is heated, which gives the molecules enough energy to wiggle, then cooled … Continue reading

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WordCram’s moving to GitHub

I started moving WordCram on to GitHub, and most things are in place, like the issues list and the wiki. I still need to copy over the downloads. Got the downloads, too! (Only 0.5.0 for now – the older ones … Continue reading

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