tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

my software

Media

Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album

Videos

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

 

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident (29 Jan 2015)

 

Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital (29 Jan 2015)

 

Greece to seek 'common ground' (29 Jan 2015)

 

Bulgaria extradites terror suspect (29 Jan 2015)

 

Gunman arrested at Dutch TV station (29 Jan 2015)

 

Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation' (29 Jan 2015)

 

Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive (29 Jan 2015)

 

AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane' (29 Jan 2015)

 

Guinea through in drawing of lots (29 Jan 2015)

 

'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash (29 Jan 2015)

more »

 

Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters

 

VP Anthony Moschella Shows Off Makerbot's Latest Printers and Materials (Video) (2015-01-29T21:28:00Z)

 

US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One (2015-01-29T20:46:00Z)

 

Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access? (2015-01-29T19:50:00Z)

 

Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays (2015-01-29T19:09:00Z)

 

FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband (2015-01-29T18:28:00Z)

 

Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center (2015-01-29T17:33:00Z)

 

Dell 2015 XPS 13: Smallest 13" Notebook With Broadwell-U, QHD+ Display Reviewed (2015-01-29T16:50:00Z)

 

Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case (2015-01-29T16:09:00Z)

more »

 

TechPsychic Tech Rumors and Invented News

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Judge tosses challenge to SF 'Airbnb law’ but future suits likely (29 Jan 2015)

 

Twitter can predict heart disease, study says (29 Jan 2015)

 

How Yahoo plans to save billion in tax on Alibaba stock (29 Jan 2015)

 

Your genes may be to blame for your motion sickness, 23andMe says (29 Jan 2015)

 

Fed will stay 'patient’ on interest rate increase (29 Jan 2015)

 

Amazon Echo is a potential home-changer (29 Jan 2015)

more »

 

Asia Times Online

 

SPENGLER How US policy blunders hurt Israel (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

West's agri-giants snap up Ukraine (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

India v China: Border games (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

'Turk Stream' far from a done deal (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

The collapse of Europe? (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Citic sale faced government doubts (Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2015-Jan-29 14:00