Sharing your knowledge and experience with others is a great way to help the Codejock development community. By doing so you will also receive allot of positive feedback such as bug reports, testing, and suggestions on how to make your code even better.
Submitting your article encourages others to share their experience as well, providing a wealth of knowledge and information for the entire community.
When you post an article or tutorial on our site you will always retain full ownership of your article including all source code. You are only granting Codejock Software permission to publish your article on our site, and to allow other developers to use your source code and any information contained in your article in their own applications. This is usually done with a provision that they do not remove your copyright notices or try and take credit for your work.
You should try to make your code and article as easy to read and understand as possible. This will help ensure that your article is well read and understood, we suggest the following:
Before you submit your article and source code please make sure that your submission has the following components:
Package all of the material in your article into a single Zip File and email it to email@example.com. When submitting your article please provide a title for your article in the subject line and also which category you believe the article should be posted to.
If you need to update your download or image files you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the article name and page url. Make sure you have attached a zip file to your message for the download(s) and/or GIF, JPEG or PNG for image files that need to be updated.
When you post your article we will check the article for grammar and spelling mistakes, and also format it so the page fits
the look and feel of our site. When editing your article, it is easier for us if you edit the page HTML rather than submitting
a new file. To do this simply right click on the page and view its source. Save the file locally with an html extension and only
edit the areas between
<!-- Article Starts --> and
<!-- Article Ends -->.
When you are finished, send an email to email@example.com along with your *.html file attached. If you only have a small change to make such as spelling or grammar, you can describe the changes in the body of your email instead of attaching a separate HTML file.
It is not necessary to add HTML tags to colorize your article's source code, we will do this for you once you submit your article.
Make sure that you include some form of documentation in your article, this will help the reader get a better understanding of your source code and the purpose of your article. The following check list should help with ideas on what areas to provide documentation for.
Please make sure that you zip all files up using the best compression available, .zip or .rar format is acceptable. Also remove all object code that is not necessary from your project. An example of this would be files with a *.opt, *.ncb, *.obj, *.aps, *.plg or *.suo file extension. If possible, please keep the zip file below 300 Kb.
Please use the same naming convention for all of the files you are submitting. This will help organize your article better. An example of this would be an article that includes one HTML file, one source code file and one image file might looks something similar to this:
If your article is slightly larger and has multiple images and download files, then your filenames would be similar to this:
Make sure that you have double checked your code and that it actually works. Also, make sure that your code compiles cleanly without any warnings or errors and any demo applications will run without any problems. It is good practice that you adhere to any conventions that are used for your language. This helps other programmers understand your code more easily. Some conventions that are widely accepted by programmers when writing code are:
When providing a sample executable, please make sure that it is a release build and not linked against any Unicode or Debug libraries. This will help ensure that your executable will run correctly in different environments.
We recommend that you include a sample project with your article. When creating a zip file for the sample project, please do not include any Debug or Release directories. This will help keep the download Zip file size to a minimum.
When basing your code on another author's work you should make it very clear that some or most of the code isn't yours. This of course will depend on the situation and how much of the author's work you are using. You should NOT remove any copyright notices. You should always give credit where credit's due, in the code and the HTML as appropriate.
You are more than welcome to submit code that is already published at another site, provided you own the copyright on that article, and provided you have not given the other site exclusive rights to your article.
The template file contains a HTML template for use when submitting articles to Codejock Software. We strongly recommend that you use this file when creating your article, all unnecessary HTML formatting will be removed. Following these guidelines will help us get your article posted sooner.
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