November 11, 2008
When it comes to learning computer programming, Ruby is often singled out as a good place to start. It's creator wanted to improve programmer productivity while making programming more fun, and this has led to its relative simplicity, making it a good language to start with.
Late last month, ProgrammableWeb reported on the second annual Hackomotive competition presented by Edmunds.com. The annual three-day event brings together automakers, developers, and others in the automotive industry to develop new products that deliver a better car shopping experience. The winners of the 2014 Hackomotive contest have been announced, and Carcode.me, a Seattle company, took the top prize.
W3C recently released the first draft of the Proximity Sensor API based on the Generic Sensor API specification. Researcher and W3C Invited Expert Lukasz Olejnik has raised privacy a few concerns regarding the W3C Proximity Sensor API, specifically that it could be used for user fingerprinting.