Saturday, May 19, 2012

Infographic on Code Wars: PHP vs Ruby vs Python - Who Reigns Supreme?

Udemy just released an infographic on the war between the world's most popular programming languages: PHP, Ruby & Python. What’s easier and faster to use is not always the best option. But really, who do you think reigns supreme? You may be surprised.

Source: Udemy Blog

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Most Sought-After Silicon Valley Startups for Engineers

On LinkedIn's blog today is a post about the top 10 most sought-after engineering startups in Silicon Valley. And no, Facebook and Google didn't make the cut because this was a list of companies with fewer than 500 employees. (Pinterest was number 6.) To compile the list, the company looked at nearly a quarter million engineer profiles on its service and tracked where they were searching for jobs.

Four of the top 10 spots go to companies that are heavily involved in Big Data: ClouderaPalantir TechnologiesHortonworks and Splunk. Two others, Arista Networks and Nicira, are doing new things with networking and virtualization infrastructure. And then there are Box.netPinterest andSquare, the mobile payment processor. Most of the companies are clustered in the Santa Clara area, with a few located in San Francisco.

LinkedIn did its analysis by tracking people "visiting profiles of employees looking for common connections, checking out LinkedIn Company Pages, and following companies using the LinkedIn Company Follow button." There aren't many surprises here; these are some of the hottest, best-known new companies in the Valley.

Source: Read Write Web

Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012

The contest offers $4.08 million in cash prizes and mega marketing support for app promotion to the top 80 apps including 60 Samsung Apps Super Apps and 20 Best S Pen Apps featuring the most creative GALAXY Note Stylus Pen (S Pen) functions.

Track Winners Judging Criteria SDK & Tools
Samsung Apps
Super Apps
GALAXY Tab/Note App
Game 30
Non-Game 30
Highest download counts
(Consumer Judging)
Highest download counts on Samsung Apps

Downloads counts per device group, OS version for Single App will be added up. (Identification criteria : App ID = ‘Package Name’)
Application should be built using Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or a higher version.

No language restriction on application
Best S Pen Apps
with S Pen functionality
20 Basis of Review(Panel Judging)
Entries will be scored on the creativity and originality among the apps featuring S Pen functionality enabled by Samsung S Pen SDK
Application should be built using Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or a higher version.

Developers must use the Samsung S Pen SDK library to integrates S Pen functionality.

The application language must be English.
(Application can support multiple languages including English.)
You can find out more about the challenge here.