A #Swift Series Part 1 – Sins of Nonsensical Syntax
Hi topcoder community, My name is Edward Xiao, and I’m the new Online Marketing Intern for TopCoder. This summer, I’ve undertaken the task of learning Swift and tracking my progress via blog posts. In the end, I aim to get a solid grasp of the language, create a functioning, usable product, and inspire you to learn Swift as well, whether you’re a seasoned programmer or a beginner. To do
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Specialists vs. Generalists: Professionally, How Do They Compare?
When it comes to determining valuable assets at work, employees come to mind first. And then we have to ask, who would bring in success — the person who knows how to wear many hats well, or the person who has mastered a specific skill? Web design and development is one such niche that demands complete dedication and in-depth knowledge of the latest tools and practices. There are pros and cons
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Dogs, ping pong, and TCO15 – San Francisco Regional Recap
June 20th, 2015 is a day that will live in topcoder history, as it was the first ever TCO regional event in the United States. Just the second regional event overall (the first one being in Russia), this one was held in San Francisco at MemSQL Headquarters. The first time walking into the building, I ran into the company’s dog, Batman. At this point, I already knew this was going to be a cool
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AppXpress Weekend Update – 7/1/2015
This is the first installment of the AppXpress weekend update! We will be posting an update highlighting the active AppXpress design and prototype challenges that are running on Topcoder each week! Web design challenges: Poarch Law Responsive Redesign Challenge   Widget or Mobile Screen design challenges: ContentChecked Holdings Mobile App Redesign Challenge Introducing Crowdsourcing
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Roll Your Own API vs. LoopBack
Earlier this year I ran a series of challenges to build a Node.js API for a potential topcoder blogging platform called “TopBlogger”. I wanted to see how fast and well the community could design and build an API given only a rough set of requirements. We were very happy with the results but I wanted to do more investigation on how to build and iterate better and faster. We’ve
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July 1st TCO 16 Announcement
For TCO16 July 1st announcement to community: At Appirio, we have been discussing the Topcoder Open at length and its importance to the community. We’ve gathered insight from you (you can still add your thoughts) and learned some very valuable things. We have also seen how the changes to TCO15 have positively impacted the community. The data we've gathered from you via our survey tells us that
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New Topcoder Member Dashboard
Logged-in Topcoder members will now have a centralized spot for all of their key activities at Topcoder. A personalized dashboard will provide easy to find links and navigation, information about challenges they are involved in, upcoming algorithm challenges and exciting new member programs. Today members have to visit several different links and areas of the website to track down all of the
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Win $5000 in IBM Watson Services Demo Design Challenges
We’re happy to announce three exciting Demo Design Challenges for IBM Watson Services! Watson Services are a set of services developers can use to start building apps, mixing and integrating their functions with their application needs. There’s over $5000 in prizes between these challenges, so be sure to check them out. The first challenge is the Language Translator Demo Challenge, which
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AngularJS and .NET: Styx Dashboard Challenge Series with Bonuses
Have you heard? We just launched the Styx Dashboard Challenge series and are giving away over $10,000 in prize money! The customer is a big believer in the power of Topcoder and is very excited to see your skills on display for this custom web application. To encourage participation, we’re also increasing your earning potential for this challenge series. Over the next several weeks, we’ll
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New “Design” then “Build” Series of Challenges
Do you know your architecture better than the back of your hand? Have an idea about or for CRM systems, know some Java and understand relational databases? Is Swagger your bread and butter? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should take a look at our architecture challenge. The aim of this project is to build a customer database system to enhance the customer experience, marketing
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