Monday, May 24, 2010

Code Jam!

In other news: both of us competed in Google's Code Jam 2010. Code Jam is a timed programming competition, in which you are given problems and have to write code quickly to solve them. Both of us got past the Qualification Round, but we struggled in Round 1 because it was significantly shorter and we both had other events that cut into it. Not to mention, in the last sub-round, lack of sleep managed to knock out Ryan, but Gurtej progressed to the next round.

If you want to see our placements, you can view the our scores in all the rounds. Gurtej registered as "looterguf" and Ryan registered as "choochoo".

Unfortunately, neither of us would have been able to compete in the next round anyways because it conflicts with our SATs. Our next competition is going to be the International Problem Solving Competition on June 6 for which we will be a team under the name IDKJava. In the meantime, we will continue our development of our next Android app, and hopefully release more elements.

3.71: Glass

We added in Glass in this most recent update. Glass is mostly inert, but can be formed by mixing Sand and Magma, and also can be broken by nearby explosions, turning it back into more Sand.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, we lost our version of the code containing the removable top and bottoms and managed to break the eraser. We fixed the eraser, but as still working to fix the top and bottom. Thanks for bearing with us!