Okay, so the subtitle "best MATLAB shooting game ever" is Mingjing's phrase, not mine. But who am I to argue? I'm not much of a gamer, but Mingjing brought a smile to my lips this morning as I launched his app to battle the interstellar interlopers, Galaga-style! (Maybe there's a more appropriate referent, but again...I'm not much of a gamer.)
Stellaria incorporates cool arcade-style graphics and MIDI sounds that transport you back to the early '80s--just a fun way to start the day. (Can someone say "flashback"?)
But wait...did I just say "I launched his app"? Indeed I did! We're all pretty excited about R2012b around here. I'm particularly excited about the Apps Tab. In fact, I wrote about it in my last POTW blog post. Other MathWorks' blogs have profiled it, too, including: "MATLAB Spoken Here", (which also mentions Stellaria, by the way); and "Loren on the Art of MATLAB" (in which my colleague David Garrison expounds in a multi-part series on the new MATLAB interface).
But while you can already download and install lots of great Apps, Stellaris is the first customer-provided App! (That is, Mingjing was the first non-MathWorker to package and share his GUI as an App.) Way to go, Mingjing...we're very excited to see this, and are happy to send you a token of our appreciation for your efforts!
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