tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< October 2003 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Top language in Google Code Jam

Google Code Jam 2003 is a programming contest open to people around the world. Participants has a limited time to solve problems using one of these programming languages, C++, Java, C# or VB.NET. Correct solutions submitted soonest get the highest score.

From now to October 17 is a practice period. Several hundred participants have already tried to solve the sample problems. I collected some interesting statistics from the practice arena. Java was the top language choice used by almost half of the entries. Others chose C++ and C#. A few used VB.

LanguageUsed
C++ 26%
Java48%
C# 20%
VB 6%

However, the number for the top 20 scorers is quite different.

LanguageUsed
C++ 60%
Java20%
C# 20%
VB 0%

C++ programmers dominated the top 20. Java programmers shown disappointed result, while C# programmers got a fair share of top scorers.

Some of the best C++ solutions are great example of generic programming. STL is also lot more powerful than Java's collection utilities. While STL and template can be dauntingly complex, the C++ wizards show that they can be very productive tools.

2003.10.02 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019' (17 Aug 2018)

 

Father arrested after family disappears (16 Aug 2018)

 

Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul (16 Aug 2018)

 

Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul' (16 Aug 2018)

 

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students (17 Aug 2018)

 

Serena Williams learned just before Johanna Konta loss that half-sister's killer had been freed (16 Aug 2018)

 

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood (16 Aug 2018)

 

Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine' (16 Aug 2018)

 

Genoa bridge collapse: 'Miracle escape' stories emerge (16 Aug 2018)

 

Pope Francis on side of victims of 'predator' priests in US (16 Aug 2018)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, August 17 (16 Aug 2018)

 

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week (15 Aug 2018)

 

Tesla directors do damage control after Elon Musk tweets (15 Aug 2018)

 

Cisco gives bullish outlook helped by new products, software (15 Aug 2018)

 

Facing possible expulsion from its hometown, Bird holds 'A Day Without a Scooter' (15 Aug 2018)

 

Ship traffic, August 16 (15 Aug 2018)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2018-Aug-16 21:00