Today's Question:  What are you most afraid of as a programmer?

#### TIOBE : Objective-C overtakes C++

TIOBE recently released the programming community index for July. From the index,we can find that the biggest change is that Objective-C overtakes C++ as the 3rd most popular language among programmers. Because of the popularity of iPhone and iPad, Objective-C is used by more and more mobile developers who want to develop apps for Apple products. Also, many developers are willing to develop apps for Apple since they can gain more profit on Apple platform than on Android platform.C++ is mainly us...

TIOBE,July,C++,Objective-C,overtake     2012-07-05 22:49:49

#### Find the kth smallest number in an array

This is an classical question, the general solution to this question is first using sorting algorithm to sort the array, then get the kth number in the array, the complexity is O(nlogn), we can also use selective sort or head sort to, the complexity of selective sort is O(kn) and heap sort is O(nlogk). The better solution is to use quick sort to find the kth smallest number, the complexity is O(n), the worst case cost is O(n^2). But today we introduce one more solution which has the worst case c...

Sort, Quick sort, Search,Smallest     2013-01-09 06:20:54

#### Manipulating JavaScript Arrays

Our first tutorial on JavaScript arrays covered the basics: creating arrays, accessing the contents of arrays, array lengths, and looping through arrays. In this tutorial, you explore arrays in more depth, and learn how to use various methods of the Array object to manipulate arrays. Extracting sections of an array with slice() You're not limited to accessing single array elements at a time. Thanks to the slice() method, you can grab a whole section of an array at once. slice() has the follow...

JavaScript,Array,Manipulate,Join,Splice     2011-08-07 01:56:06

#### Coming back, Nokia?

Nokia officially unveiled an Windows Phone 8 phone model Lumia 920T in cooperation with China Mobile in yesterday's Global Developer Conference of China Mobile. This is the first to support China Mobile's TD-SCDMA 3G mobile phone network standard in the Windows Phone ecosystem, it that Windows Phone is available in TD camp. Meanwhile, as China Mobile's official custom models, Lumia 920T will be sold using China Mobile's sales channel, this may further promote the sales of Nokia Windows Phone dev...

Nokia, China Mobile, Lumia 920T,TD-SCDMA     2012-12-06 13:17:24

#### iPhone 5 first weekend sales over 5 million

Within 24 hours openning for pre-order, 2 million iPhone 5 have been ordered, Apple announces that  sales of iPhone 5 are over 5 million in 3 days on sale., in addition, iOS devices upgraded to iOS6 are around 100 million. Apple CEO Tim Cook says : Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments ...

iPhone5,,iOS6,sale,pre-order     2012-09-24 10:55:12

#### Flash, HTML5 comparison finds neither has performance advantage

A comparison of streaming video via the Adobe Flash and HTML5 formats with numerous different browsers on both Mac and Windows produced wildly different results based on the operating system and browser, making neither a clear winner. The test, from Streaming Learning Center, was conducted in response to recent comments alleged to have been said by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in which he reportedly called Flash a "CPU hog." While the test found that HTML5 is significantly more efficient th...

html5,flash,performance,comparison     2011-07-01 10:08:00

#### Convert number to string in C++

Prior to C++11, there is no built-in function in C++ standard library which can be used to convert numbers such as interger and double number to string.  There are many ways which can convert number to string. Since C++ is C compatible, we can use itoa() function to convert an integer to C style string. But this one can only convert integer to string, not double. For different types of numbers, we need to use different functions. string s = string(itoa(a)); Actually, we can also use strings...

C++,conversion,number,string     2012-08-14 15:52:48

#### The Future of JavaScript � take a peek today!

The ECMA committee is working hard on designing the next version of JavaScript, also known as "Harmony". It is due by the end of next year and it is going to be the most comprehensive upgrade in the history of this language. Chrome and V8 are committed to pushing JavaScript forward and have already started implementing the new features. You can try some of them today in the latest dev channel release. Here’s a summary: Lexical scoping. Now "let" is the new "var" – traditional "var...

JavaScript,Future,Feature     2012-02-12 04:56:37

#### What did iPhone bring to us in the past 5 years?

It is five years now since the first iPhone was released on 29th June 2007. In these 5 years, iPhone is the biggest variable in technology industry on this planet. It brings revolutionary change to many industries including the mobile phone, communication and Internet. It brings us into the era of mobile web. BuzzFeed collected a series of pictures to summarize the changes brought to us by iPhone in these 5 years. Here are some of them.1. Apple is the most valuable company in the worldIn August ...

Apple,Change,World,Flash,iPhone     2012-07-09 14:27:32

#### How Google Tests Software - Part Three

Lots of questions in the comments to the last two posts. I am not ignoring them. Hopefully many of them will be answered here and in following posts. I am just getting started on this topic.At Google, quality is not equal to test. Yes I am sure that is true elsewhere too. “Quality cannot be tested in” is so cliché it has to be true. From automobiles to software if it isn’t built right in the first place then it is never going to be right. Ask any car company that has ever had to do a mass...