Is Angular 1.x Worth the Investment?
When plans for AngularJS 2.0 were “unveiled” last fall at ng-europe we were excited. I mean, ES6, modules, Web Components (Shadow DOM, custom elements, HTML imports), Dependency Injection, HTML-based templating, directives and testability baked-in? What's not to love? We build a lot of Angular apps at Appirio and Topcoder and love it. Even our CEO is a huge fan… Angular 2.0 is
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Registration for BANNER is Now Open!
Last Friday we announced our upcoming Marathon Match for Harvard called BANNER. Today, registration for this incredible Marathon Match with $41,000 in prize money has officially opened. Register Now! Why Should You Be Interested? Like other challenges sponsored by the NASA Tournament Lab, this contest is quite challenging, highly practical and has the potential to dramatically
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Announcing BANNER – A Harvard Marathon Match
The NASA Tournament Lab at Harvard University and the Scripps Research Institute are excited to announce our next Marathon Match for Topcoder members. Reserved exclusively for rated members (MM or Algo) this nine day contest will challenge our community to solve an important information extraction problem in the biomedical domain. The contest will offer $41,000 in prizes and exclusive limited
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If Programming Languages were Beer…
We were surprised the other day when we realized that If Programming Languages were <T> didn't have a category for beer. It seemed like such a tragic mistake, so I naturally started a shared doc at Appirio and began to collect ideas. Here's what we came up with. Let us know if we missed anything. Basic is the O’Doul’s of programming. A premium non-alcoholic beer and you can throw down
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International Women’s Day – Celebrating Our Female Members
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”   International Women's Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate the achievements of women all around the world. This year’s theme is “Make it Happen” which is all about encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrated on
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5 Skills Salesforce Devs Need for 2015
The Spring releases of Salesforce are my favorite. They are always packed with awesome new features and people actually have the time to explore them. Everyone is refreshed from the previous year's Dreamforce and not yet too concerned about the next one. So what do we have to look forward to this year? I'm glad you asked. Looking at the state of Salesforce and what is coming down the pike, here
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We Are Family: One Forum Community
Designers are Moving! If you've been browsing the Topcoder forums lately, you may have noticed some changes and some new faces. We're happy to announce that we have added new forums for the Design community! The Studio Design forums will become read-only in the near future and we're thrilled to bring the designers into the Topcoder forums where all community members can communicate
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Year In Review
OK, I admit, I am late in posting this “2014 Year in Review” blog but it is no secret that I don’t blog as much as I’d like to and I don’t nearly get the traffic my friend Jeff Douglas gets. Don’t get me wrong, just because you don’t hear from me, it doesn’t mean that you are not on my mind constantly. I have been working hard behind the scenes ramping up the past 8 months as
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Catching Salesforce Outbound Messages with NodeJS
When building applications that are integrated with Salesforce, one of the choices you have to make is how you get data out of Salesforce and into your app. You can use one of the many ETL tools on the market, you can poll for changed records, use the Force.com Streaming API, use Apex HTTP Callouts from Salesforce or Outbound Messages. I’ve covered most of these approaches in the past but
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Our $500,000 SunShot Series Starts This Week! See Contest Dates Now!
Topcoder is hosting the SunShot Catalyst initiative from February 13 to April 17th. SunShot teams participating in the DOE/NREL sponsored initiative have $25K each for a total of $500k in 8 weeks. During the first two weeks of competition we will have nearly $100k of prize money to be won. Designers Needed! We are increasing prize money for checkpoints! Be sure to check the specifics on each.
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