Stardust project homepage
Finally, my Stardust tutorial article has been published on ActiveTuts+. They must have been very busy there at ActiveTuts+, since I had waited one week after the submission of the article for an acknowledgement and another week before it got published.
If you are interested in Stardust and are too lazy to go through the nearly 50-page PDF manual, you might want to check this article out. It's short, and yet after reading it you'll be able to create particle effects with Stardust!
I'm planning on writing more articles in the future about custom initializers/actions/renderers, 3D particle effects, and XML serialization.