Vertex programs?

I’v just heared the words vertex programs, and I downloaded some per-pixel lighting demo using them, but I don’t know what they are and for sure I don’t know what they are used for and how. So, would some one be so nice and refresh my knowledge.

This should give you a good overview of vertex programs:

I don’t think those nVidia’s pdf papers are good for learning, the don’t include any real code. That pdf I downloaded may be good, it would be better if I could see some easy-to-understand example code too.

edit]]bah… was the first one knowing he changed the server but forgot to write the correct link anyways

[This message has been edited by davepermen (edited 07-01-2002).]