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Food Comparison | TwoFoods
TwoFoods is an online food comparison tool that helps you choose healthy foods.
HEALTH  reference  diet  data  nutrition  tools  calories  comparison  food 
january 2018 by cantalaweb
27 languages to improve your Python | Curious Efficiency
27 programming languages that may improve your Python skills. As a co-designer of one of the world's most popular programming languages, one of the more frustrating behaviours I regularly see (both in the Python community and in others) is influential people trying to tap into fears of "losing" to other open source communities as a motivating force for community contributions. (I'm occasionally guilty of this misbehaviour myself, which makes it even easier to spot when others are falling into the same trap).

While learning from the experiences of other programming language communities is a good thing, fear based approaches to motivating action are seriously problematic, as they encourage community members to see members of those other communities as enemies in a competition for contributor attention, rather than as potential allies in the larger challenge of advancing the state of the art in software development. It also has the effect of telling folks that enjoy those other languages that they're not welcome in a community that views them and their peers as "hostile competitors".

In truth, we want there to be a rich smorgasboard of cross platform open source programming languages to choose from, as programming languages are first and foremost tools for thinking - they make it possible for us to convey our ideas in terms so explicit that even a computer can understand them. If someone has found a language to use that fits their brain and solves their immediate problems, that's great, regardless of the specific language (or languages) they choose.
language  python  comparison  programming 
october 2015 by cantalaweb
TIOBE Software: Tiobe Index
September Headline: New TIOBE index algorithm eliminates spikes
As of this month, the TIOBE index uses an improved algorithm to calculate the popularity of programming languages. This new algorithm has mainly to do with the way outliers (statistical noise) is removed from the results. The previous algorithm focused on the number of outliers per search engine. If there were too many outliers for a search engine, that search engine would not qualify because of its "untrusty" results. Now individual outliers (statistical noise per language per search engine) are removed. In this way only the real outliers are gone, thus avoiding annoying spikes. The positions of the programming languages are hardly affected, although the general impression is that the results are better. For instance, Scala is close to the top 20 now, Go enters the top 50 again, Clojure is about to break into the top 50 and Julia is now in the top 100.

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. It is important to note that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here.
trends  Development  programming  comparison  popularity  software  language  ranking  statistics  languages 
september 2015 by cantalaweb
iTextEditors - iPhone and iPad text/code editors and writing tools compared
Welcome to iTextEditors

The iOS Text Editor roundup

This is a feature comparison of text editors on iOS. The information was compiled by the web community on an open Google spreadsheet. I cannot vouch for its current accuracy, but will be verifying everything as I’m able. It’s meant to help you find the most useful way to write, code or take notes for your personal needs. Every editor is geared toward a slightly different purpose, with their own strengths and focus.

This works best on a wide screen, but if you have to scroll horizontally, the left column with the app names will stay hovered on screen. Hover over an app’s title in the table to see additional features which might not be part of the main chart, and click to scroll to its full data block. Holding down command while hovering over the body of the chart will highlight the current row. Clicking a row will outline it. Clicking a feature header at the top will dim apps which don’t have that feature. App details below the chart are pulled live from the App Store API.
ios  text  editor  comparison  reviews 
april 2015 by cantalaweb

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