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C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits

C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits

By Chris Crum March 12, 2015

Despite having shown signs of decline, the C programming language family continues to hold some of the most popular languages. C continues to hold the top spot, followed by Java, then Objective-C, C++, and C#. Out of these top five …

Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration
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It’s that time of the year again – Facebook has just opened up registration for its annual Hacker Cup, “an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the title …

Minecraft Coming To Raspberry Pi, Will Be Free Minecraft Coming To Raspberry Pi, Will Be Free

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Minecraft is an absurdly popular video game, but it’s becoming much more than that. Teachers are beginning to use it in the classroom to teach basic STEM skills, and Mojang will soon use it to teach basic programming. Mojang announced …

Google Uploads A New Dart Video Google Uploads A New Dart Video

Google, the company whose code of conduct begins with the words “Don’t be evil,” has uploaded a new video to its developer channel talking about its programming language Dart, which Google calls its “evil plot to make it easier for …

These 2 Google I/O Videos Will Teach You All About The Dart Programming Language These 2 Google I/O Videos Will Teach You All About The Dart Programming Language

Google has been uploading tons of videos of sessions from Google I/O, and these two deal specifically with the Dart programming language, so if you’re looking to learn more about it, and were unable to attend the event, you’re in …

The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers The Winklevii Are Looking For Programmers

Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would …

Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate Updated After User Feedback Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate Updated After User Feedback
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We reported back in February that Microsoft launched the Visual Studio 11 beta for developers to try ou and give their thoughts before the actual product launch. Microsoft says that there has been “significant” community response to the beta and …

Metaio Brings Augmented Reality Development To The Average User Metaio Brings Augmented Reality Development To The Average User

A big theme in the development scene these days is how we can make creation via code easier and more fluid for the average user. Not everybody has the time, patience or education to learn a programming language, let alone …

Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code …

NASA Taps App Developers to Improve Access to Planetary Data System NASA Taps App Developers to Improve Access to Planetary Data System

Even if you do happen to be NASA, sorting through 100 terabytes of data and images amassed over the past thirty years of planetary exploration is still a daunting task. NASA, however, had decided to make the best of the …

Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars
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Sebastian Thrun is a Google Fellow and VP, a Stanford Professor, and the co-founder fo Udacity.com. He’s also on the Project Glass team, which last week, unveiled the much talked about Google glasses. He was one of the names that …

Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers Computer Science Training A Must For Teachers

We reported last week that there’s a movement among adults to learn programming languages. It would seem that people from every profession was interesting in learning programming, because they’re not content in just knowing how to use computers. While it’s …

Google Code Jam 2012 Now Accepting Challengers Google Code Jam 2012 Now Accepting Challengers

Code Jams are kind of like the Olympics for developers and programmers. It’s a grueling days long competition to see who can solve the most challenging algorithms that the organizer of the event can throw at them. If that sounds …

GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers GDC 2012: Ubisoft Creates Engine Room, Blog For Developers By Developers

GDC is a great place for developers to share insights and ideas with each other for one week a year. Ubisoft wants to create the GDC experience year round with a new blog directed at developers. The new blog is …

Computer Programs That Think Like Humans Computer Programs That Think Like Humans

In the 1800s, “intelligence” meant that you were good at memorizing things. Today “intelligence” is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the …

Google Announces DartBox 2D

Google announced the release of DartBox 2D, a Dart port for Box2D, the 2D physics engine for games. Dart, for the uninitiated, is a web programming language Google developed, and revealed last year at the GOTO conference. “At Google we’ve …

What Sites Are Made Of What Sites Are Made Of
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An interesting infographic has come out looking at what websites are made up of. More specifically, the most popular markup languages, servers and hosting on the web. Broadband Choices put out the following infographic. Sources for the data are listed …