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2008

03/10James Kanjo made a new Did You Know… system, where each DYK has it's own page in the dyk category. Now the DYK on the home page sidebar displays a randomly selected DYK.
01/10James Kanjo added a choose a "random command" link to the sidebar…COOL!
27/09Timothy Foster created the page TI-Nspire Programming.
15/09James Kanjo upgraded the framework of the TI|BD archives. Now it is even easier to add, update, rate and moderate programs!
04/09burr, the founder of the site, has finished contributing to the site, and moved on to other projects. (see his goodbye here)
04/09James Kanjo tagged the 25 remaining untagged "redirect" pages
04/09basickevin created the page artificial intelligence
03/09RandomProductions created the page How the Calculator Works.
01/09 — TI-Basic Developer has now existed for approximately two years. Thanks to all that made it a great year, and may the next year be even more successful and exciting.
28/07burr did some reorganization and cleanup to the resources page.
14/07Zaphod Beeblebrox created the page Text Sprites Reference
08/07basickevin created the page alternate routines to promote the creation of new optimizations
03/07burr and James Kanjo set up the framework for the new TI|BD archives
01/07Mapar007 created the page Binary and Hexadecimal number system
20/06Zaphod Beeblebrox changed the resources page to use the tabview
13/06James Kanjo added an "Instant Messenger" routine to the programs page
11/06James Kanjo created a "New Members" section on the home page
06/06James Kanjo finished integrating the new infobox framework into all 324 command pages
02/06burr updated the showcases page separating the programs by genre and using the tabview.
24/05RandomProductions spruced up the user input page to be a bit more recent.
18/05 — The development of the TI|BD site logo is complete, and has now replaced the previous site header.
10/05James Kanjo has set up a new framework for infoboxes.
04/05krazyness initiated the development of the TI|BD site logo, to replace the current header.
24/04DarkerLine has finished the first chapter of the Starter Kit, a tutorial for beginner programmers.
23/04burr created a validation tutorial that covers how to approach validating user input.
16/04burr added a file download to all of the routines and programs.
12/04burr created a TI-Basic Sidebar for Mozilla Firefox for quick reference of the TI-83 commands when you are away from the site.
02/04DarkerLine, Socks and James Kanjo worked together to upgrade the implemented "include template" sections of the site. Result: Site automatically retrieves the required parts of the "Recent News", "Did You Know" and "Featured Article" sections for the home page.
02/04James Kanjo made the Start page automatically retrieve the first 5 news items from the old news section.
30/03burr started the Featured Articles page that lists the best articles available on the wiki, along with changing the "Featured Article" section in the sidebar on the homepage into an include page.
27/03burr started a Did You Know... page with a list of premade DYK's, along with changing the "Did You Know…" section in the sidebar into an include page.
25/03James Kanjo added a warning to the grouping section, which the TI-Basic community may have previously been unaware of.
16/03Weregoose created two pages on the calculator's internal fonts. DarkerLine has already found these images useful on other pages.
08/03Socks started working on the TI-Basic Starter Kit. Feel free to contribute.
23/02RandomProductions put screenshots on all of the date and time command pages.
09/02burr created a portal page, which acts as a bridge between the TI-83 and 68k sections of the site, and is now the new homepage for the site.
29/01DarkerLine begins work on the 68k section of the site.
29/01 — All commands have now been documented! Woo!
26/01burr added an optimization walkthrough tutorial which takes a person through the literal process of optimizing a game.
24/01DarkerLine broke up the text manipulation page into a few routine pages: highlighting text, wordwrapping text and marquee.
09/01 — The zoom commands have been documented, finishing up all commands except for the finance ones.

2007

16/12 — The xLIB Guru has merged with this wiki, and its content has been added.
13/12 — The page about user settings, along with its various subpages, is now complete.
11/12burr created a Boolean logic page detailing what Boolean logic is and how you can use it in your programs.
27/11DarkerLine finished writing the pages about the various variable types, and started on the settings commands.
24/11simplethinker started creating pages for the trigonometry and polar functions.
22/11burr added tags to the majority of the pages; only the command pages are left.
18/11DarkerLine started creating pages for the different variable commands.
16/11DarkerLine finished creating pages for the individual math commands.
06/11burr created a self-modifying code page explaining what self-modifying code is and how you can use it.
18/10burr began to create individual routines pages, using the new routine template
15/10alexrudd began to split up the math page into separate command pages.
14/10burr created a downloads page with over 100 zip files to download.
01/09 — TI-Basic Developer has now existed for approximately a year. May the next year be even more successful and exciting.
26/07burr put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list of common TI-Basic related questions that people ask.
24/07burr made a Sitemap that has a hierarchical breakdown of the site for easy viewing.
22/07burr started a Common Coding Pitfalls page, which lists several different examples of code that are syntactically correct, but do not produce the correct or desired results.
01/07burr started a Code of Conduct page, which lays down some general conduct rules to follow when contributing to the wiki.
27/06burr started a Glossary page, which has general definitions for several of the words that are used throughout the wiki.
26/06burr created a Code Commenting page, which is extremely useful for those people who are working on multiple projects at the same time, and want to be able to come back to a project without all the stress of figuring out what everything is again.
23/06burr finished updating the Subprograms page, so now the external and internal subprograms are explained in comprehensive detail.
22/06Xphoenix added a general section to the Program Setup page, and also created two pages: Assembly Shells and Basic Builder.
22/06burr started a Program Setup page in the same fashion as the Program Cleanup page. Program setup includes getting the home screen, graph screen, and variables ready so your program can use them.
18/06DarkerLine finally finished the Statistics pages. He's going to go back and add complicated formulas no one understands sometime later.
13/06DarkerLine started working on the Statistics pages like he said he was going to a month ago…
03/06Xphoenix created pages for some of the Graph Screen commands.
05/05Harrierfalcon optimized one of the examples on the Compression Techniques page by using the seq( command.
30/04alexrudd added the xor and not( operators to the Logical Operators page.
22/04burr started the Project Challenges page. After you have gone through the wiki and learned the commands, design theory, and game techniques, you can now test yourself and try your hand at making some programs.
21/04burr started the Old News page, which is the archive place for all the old news and is kept for posterity sake.
19/04 — A few more games have been added to the Programs page, including: Avalanche, Maze Walkthrough, Pong, and Tic-Tac-To. The programs are all available for download in case anyone wants to try them out on their calculator.
15/04burr added a Wiki Conventions page that lays down some general guidelines about how to format page content. There's a similar Command Stub page for command pages.
13/04thornahawk and Xphoenix added some more information about the Math commands.
08/04burr started the Review Exercises page, which allows readers to test their comprehension and understanding of the information on the wiki.
30/03 — The Wiki Tour was started, providing a general overview of the wiki and giving beginners some direction about using the wiki.
26/03alexrudd began experimenting with internal page anchors, and has decided that we should try to integrate them into more pages.
25/03DarkerLine started working on the Statistics Commands. These commands are extremely useful for anybody who has to take a statistics class.
23/03burr updated the Contribute page with some guidelines to help beginners better use the wiki.
15/03Harrierfalcon added Number Functionality to Custom Text Input.
03/03burr started the Recursion page. Recursion is related to using subprograms to optimize a program, except the program calls itself instead of other programs.
21/02DarkerLine decided we should give each command its own individual page, so that all the relevant information about that command can be put on one page. Be sure to check out the Command Stub to see how the information is organized.
19/02burr started the Usability page. It offers some ideas to think about when designing a program, including preventing the user from hurting themselves and following the KISS principle.
16/02alexrudd started a Deck of Cards page that should be helpful to anyone who is wanting to learn how to manage the cards in a card game (such as Blackjack).

2006

08/11alexrudd and DarkerLine are promoted to admins, so they are now able to do all of the admin-related things for the wiki.
14/10burr started the Marketing page. It offers some solid suggestions on ways to market your programs to the community.
10/10burr started the Writing Program Documentation page. Check it out if you are wondering why documentation is important and what things your program documentation should include.
07/10 — Talks of merging the wiki with the Function Library forum occur, but they ultimately fall through because it is decided that the wiki already covers much of the same content and the forum quality isn't very good.
06/10burr started the Look-Up Tables page. Look-up tables are commonly used to increase the speed of programs when speed is the primary need in the program. This is especially true if graphics or user input are involved.
24/09burr started the Custom Text Input page. It shows a simple input routine, briefly explaining how custom text input works and how you can expand the functionality to suit your own purposes and needs.
23/09alexrudd updated the Program Protection page, further refining the different ways to protect a program. In addition, some good discussion about program protection and whether it is appropriate occurred over at the UTI TI-Basic forum.
23/09burr started the Program Clean Up page. After a program finishes running, it should clean up after itself. This involves restoring the respective screens, deleting variables, and some other things.
22/09burr started the Optimizations page. The page details the many different optimizations that you can do to a program, organizing them into relevant and related categories.
06/09 — The wiki is moved from Wikispaces to Wikidot for hosting because the look of the pages and editor is better, and it offers a lot more space for the wiki to grow and mature.
01/09 — TI-Basic Developer wiki is started by burr using the content from his TI-Basic Developer guide as the foundation for the wiki.

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