University of Waterloo wins top-10 spot at global coding contest

The University of Waterloo once again had the best Canadian showing at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finishing in ninth place overall at the University of Warsaw

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why a $35-Raspberry Pi is better than the New iPad

by Nestor E. Arellano A few weeks before the release of the New iPad, the United Kingdom-based Raspberry Foundation offered up for sale the device that you see in the picture above. Looking more like

Published on: March 18th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 boosts testing capabilities

Upgrades to Visual Studio (VS) 2010 beta 2 highlights enhance user interface features and better testing support, according to an early user of Microsoft Corp.'s integrated development environment (IDE) software for .Net development.Time

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Are you in violation of open source licenses?

IT organizations that feel safe from open source licensing violations might be wise to check their code.Since open source components are rapidly seeping into applications by way of offshore and in-house developers taking

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

COBOL coders needed again as mainframe projects increase

While the popularity of client servers and distributed computing seemed to mark the end of the "big iron" age, recent developments indicate mainframes may be around for many more years.Unfortunately the talent needed

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano