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  A JS1K competition demo for 2012


JS1K is a website which hosts some competitions to attract geeks from the world to create  JS apps which are less than 1K (1024 bytes). The object of this competition is to create a cool JavaScript "application" no larger than 1k. Starting out as a joke, the first version ended with a serious amount of submissions, prizes and quality.Recently, I revised a previous project of mine and compressed it to 1018 bytes and submitted it. It is an analog clock. The code is shown below:w=c.width;h=c...

   JS1K,HTML5,Competition,Analog clock,Love     2012-03-13 12:17:40


  The significance of coding competition to actual work


Some friends asked this question: In secondary schools we participate in the NOI, in university we participate in ACM/ICPC, TopCoder.What's the significance of coding competition to actual work? I participated in the NOI from 1994 to 1996, ACM/ICPC from 1999 to 2000 and TopCoder in 2002 for six months. Later I paid little attention to coding competition, so I may not understand the changes in recent years and race mode . The capabilities we can get by participating the competition can be summari...

   ACM,Programming,Facebook,TopCoder     2013-02-28 20:38:23


   7 Incorrigible Mistakes Of Mobile App Design


Plethora of mobile apps are launched every day, let alone a month or a year. With such a rising competition making an app which is not liked by people is a committal sin not just from a user's perceptive but also due to so many people and their efforts attached to it. In this blog we will discuss some of the very important factors which one should know before crafting an app. It's obviously not worth crying over the split milk as 80% of the users not even open an app again if they encounter ...

   Mobile App     2015-06-18 08:08:48


  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


  Some thoughts about competitive programming


Many programmers may have experience in participating different kinds of coding competition while they are in college. Many of them are hired by top IT companies for their excellent performance during these kinds of coding competitions. There are some famous competitions organized by IT companies such as Google Code Jam, Facebook hackathons etc. Coding competitions are places where programmers can show their talents in programming and the skills they have. Usually programmers will solve some to...

   Coding,competition     2014-03-02 07:26:21


  Sundar Pichai : Excited to try out iOS 7


Google Android business executives Sundar Pichai said on Twitter that he was excited to try out iOS7 beta and he would like to register as a Apple developer in order to experience iOS 7 early.The real reason why Sundar Pichai expresses interest on iOS 7 is not yet known, but at least "Know thyself, ever-victorious" is correct. Because as a person who is in charge of Android, he should grasp the status of competitors in order to know what the Android system can improve.However, Apple's iOS 7 appl...

   iOS 7,Google,Sundar Pichai     2013-06-12 00:57:30


  Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 on October 6


Microsoft Microsoft has just updated on their website about an event to be held on October 6. This event will be held in New York at October 6 10am EDT.  As described by Microsoft : "We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices". Although there are no details about what these Windows 10 devices are, many think this is the time when new Lumia Phones and Surface Pro 4 will be launched.  The Lumia devices will be Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL. Both of them will be shipped wit...

   SURFACE PRO 4,MICROSOFT,WINDOWS 10,LUMIA     2015-09-15 07:31:56


  Is Facebook becoming Tencent like?


Recently there is news that Facebook is developing a Reader application which is to compete with Flipboard and Pulse. This reminds me a few movements of Facebook in the past few months. First they built a copy of Snapchat named Poke which failed badly at last. Then they launched a new feature on Instagram named Video on Instagram which allows users to shoot and share short videos up to 15 seconds. This feature is to compete with Vine from Twitter. It seems Instagram wins over Vine on this. You c...

   Facebook,Tencent,Copy     2013-06-24 01:17:27


  2013 Google Code Jam is around the corner


According to Google Code Jam, the registration time of Google Code Jam 2013 will start on 12th March, and the deadline for registration will be 14th April 00:00UTC. This year the champion will get $15,000. Besides the prize and title, the champion will be enrolled in the qualification round in 2014 directly. Since 2003, Google Code Jam attracted many professional and students to solve the hardest algorithm problems in the world. Last year, there were over 35000 programmers participated in this c...

   Google,Code Jam 2013     2013-03-13 05:48:24


  Windows 8 will be on sale on 26th October


Microsoft announced that they would start to sell Windows 8 on 26th October. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft promised that they would release Windows 8 in this October.Steven Sinofsky, Windows department manager, announced this news in Microsoft's yearly sales conference. He mentioned that the next generation Windows operating system would be on sale on the Friday 3 months later. But he didn't mention whether Surface would be released at the same time....

   Windows 8, Release date, Sale date,Surface     2012-07-19 10:38:51