The Bootstrap toolkit

 Published on 2018-09-24

Bootstrap is a free open-source toolkit for building responsive, mobile-first web projects with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

web development     blog post

Introduction to HTML

 Published on 2018-09-03

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the building block for creating web applications. It allows us to define the content and layout of a web page.

web development     blog post

Requesting data from an UWP app

 Published on 2018-06-17

Most applications need to load fresh data from remote sources. In this post, we discuss how you can use the WebRequest class to fetch data for your UWP application.

desktop apps     blog post

A look at Code Jam 2018

 Published on 2018-06-01

Programming competitions are fun. There are several websites and companies (like Google and Facebook) that regularly organize contests. In this post, we look at several tasks from the Qualification Round of Google Code Jam 2018, including their solutions.

competitions     blog post

Framework for your next Windows app

 Published on 2018-05-21

Desktop applications are cool, but what technology or framework should you use to make one? In this post, we look at Electron, Proton Native, WPF, Windows Forms and UWP.

desktop apps     blog post

Disjoint-set data structure

 Published on 2018-05-10

Various problems deal with elements and sets. Finding if two elements belong to the same set, and merging two sets into one is a common requirement for solving some graph-related problems. In this post, we will take a look at the disjoint-set (i.e. union-find) data structure.

algorithms     blog post

Inclusion-exclusion principle

 Published on 2018-05-09

Often, we need to count the number of elements in a set, a union of multiple finite sets, or to enumerate different solutions to a problem. The inclusion-exclusion principle is a familiar technique for obtaining those values.

algorithms     blog post

Applications of BFS

 Published on 2018-05-07

Breadth-first search is an algorithm that can be applied to a wide range of problems dealing with graph theory. Finding the shortest path in a maze, calculating the minimum number of operations required to go from one state to another, and more, are just some examples of using BFS.

algorithms     blog post

Dijkstra's Shortest path algorithm

 Published on 2018-05-03

Have you ever wondered how Google Maps can calculate the shortest path between two cities so quickly? In this post, we will discuss Dijkstra's algorithm for calculating shortest paths starting from a given node in a graph.

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