PullRank Home a tool to enable you to log the Google PageRank of a URL
Development History
The Code
I developed PullRank on a Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows 2000. Thus, after I downloaded the necessary tools from Microsoft, I added the following directories to my %PATH% variable
  • C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\SDK\v1.1\Bin
so I could run my build scripts from the command line. If you do not know how to set an environment variable, do: Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables and append these directories to your System Variable named PATH (directories should be separated with semicolons).

For a text editor, I decided to use trusty old Emacs. Believe it or not, I was even able to find a C# mode for Emacs so that the font-highlighting would be correct. (I used Version 3.0 of the C# mode because it was the newest version with a readme.txt that contained installation instructions.)

The next trick was to set up the correct directory structure for my project. Since I'm mainly a Java programmer, I decided to try to adapt my standard organization scheme for Java projects to the PullRank project:

script to build pullrank.exe
script to clear files generated by other build scripts
source code directory
directory for C# source files in the pullrank namespace
directory for additional libraries
directory for generated files

  1. GNU Emacs For Windows
  2. C# Mode For Emacs

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