Farewell oh Thin White Duke - a tribute to David Bowie in Vala

Posted on Mon 11 January 2016 in Vala • Tagged with Vala, Open Source, JPL, David BowieLeave a comment

I was looking at the asteroid 131 Vala, the origin of the programming language's name, on the JPL Small Object Database when I heard the sad news of David Bowie's passing. I noticed that the venerable old Orbit Viewer applet was no longer working and I wanted to watch some celestial bodies move that morning. So I ported the applet to Vala as a tribute to the Thin White Duke. Read on to see the results...

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