Arcade Games written in a Shell Script

July 13, 2011

Yes, it is perfectly possible. Do watch this YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNPm3aKzPdg

Space Game

Space Game


Space Invaders – written entirely in the Bash shell, in a 248-line shell script.

The shell is often seen as old hat, hard to use, green screens and no interaction. In my new book, Shell Scripting (http://facebook.com/shellscript), I attempt to throw a new perspective on this; the shell can be used in lots of creative and imaginative ways.

The book also covers creating CSV files to easily plot complex data in spreadsheets, creating HTML as well as parsing HTML documents; I plan to post more updates before its launch on 12th August 2011.

Shell Scripting by Steve Parker. ISBN 1118024486

http://amzn.com/1118024486
http://facebook.com/shellscript
http://sgpit.com/book

You can get the code for the game here. The description and explanation is in the book, of course. But at least the code itself is available online for inspection.


Shell Scripting page on Facebook

July 11, 2011

Shell Scripting

Shell Scripting

My Shell Scripting book, due out on August 12th by Wrox, now has a page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shell-Scripting/175263275869249. Feel free to “Like” it, and get the latest updates on the project.

I have the final pages to proofread this week, ready to go to the printers. It’s looking like 576 pages, a little bit over the target of 504 pages, but close enough.

I will update the Table of Contents at http://sgpit.com/book/ once the page count is finalised.


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