HOW IT WORKS
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Hackathon Project Generator is a showcase of two functions— and —from the 5,000 that are built into the Wolfram Language.
Based on more than 25 years of development, the Wolfram Language is a unique new high-level computer language that builds in as much computational knowledge about algorithms and the world as possible.
APIFunction in the Wolfram Language
The Wolfram Language has built-in capabilities for creating and deploying APIs on the web and elsewhere. Use APIFunction to define the parameters and function to execute for the API, and CloudDeploy to deploy it as an active API on the web.
Use CloudDeploy to deploy the API function to the Wolfram Cloud:
The deployed API function can be invoked by accessing the cloud object in a web browser and appending ?n=value to its URL:
Generating Project Ideas
To generate project ideas, a list of dos and things are formulated first:
Deploying to the Web
The Wolfram Language supports highly automated web deployment based on the Wolfram Cloud and Wolfram Private Clouds. The following is all it takes to deploy a formatted APIFunction to the Wolfram Cloud. The result format is set to be an “HTML” using , and it is styled as a with a pointing to another random idea:
Working with HTML Templates
The full-production Hackathon Project Generator site uses additional web assets, inserted using the Wolfram Language’s powerful symbolic templating framework that can be used with strings, files, XML-like structures, notebooks, and other constructs. The used by Hackathon Project Generator returns an HTML page with all the elements it contains evaluated by :
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