Google's daily doodle that takes the place of its logo on its main search page celebrates computer pioneer Grace Hopper, the created of Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL) . Grace Hopper would have been
For the first time at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the University of Waterloo can't claim to be the top Canadian school. Instead that prize will go to the University of Toronto,
The top computer programming talent from universities around the world was all pooled in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). For five hours, teams of three students
Pittsburgh-based entrepreneur Chad Whitacre is approaching his online cash gift-giving startup with an earnest interpretation of being transparent. The founder uses volunteer coders as his company's staff, the code they write is open
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
Despite its complexity, the software development process has gotten better over the years. "Mature" programmers remember how many things required manual intervention and hand-tuning back in the day. Today's software development tools automatically
A few years ago, self-proclaimed nondeveloper Kevin Smith worked for a software company that tried to build a project tracking tool using Microsoft .Net. Some 15 developers spent a year with little success.