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eGenting Programming Competition 2007

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

eGenting Programming Competition 2007

The annually organised eGenting Programming Competition is here again. If you have not heard of it before, there are basically 2 categories:

  1. Graduate category for under 26 years old
  2. Professional category for 26 years old and above

The prizes are very attractive, with cash prizes and job offer for graduate category, and computers and cruise trip for professional category.

Competition Details

  • Competition date : 22 September 2007
  • Time : 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • Venue : Resort Convention Centre, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
  • Nature : Open-book handwritten programming task

Registration is closing on 31 August 2007. Make sure you don't miss this great chance to win those fabulous prizes and even job offers.

Official website: eGenting Programming Competition

eGenting Programming Competition 2006: Sample Answer

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Like previous year, I went to the yearly eGenting Programming Competition to help around. Compared to previous years we can see that more people are participating in the competition, although the number of participants in new professional category is quite low.

Anyway, whether you have participated, or interested to participate next year, it would be nice to take a look at the sample answer for this year's competition: eGenting Programming Competition 2006 - Answer

Update: For your information, the winners of the competition will be announced at a prize presentation ceremony on 3 February 2007 in Genting Highlands Resort.

eGenting Programming Competition 2006

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

The eGenting Programming Competition is coming again, with better prize and new category. The cash prizes are becoming more attractive this year, with RM6000 for first prize, RM3000 for first runner up and RM2000 for second runner up. All the 3 prizes come with a job offer to work in eGenting R&D department.

The old tradition of this competition disallows anybody who is older than 25 years old to take part. But this year, they are opening a new category for 26 and above. The first prize for this category is very attractive: 5 nights ex-Port Klang cruise onboard SuperStar Gemini for 2 persons worth over RM11,000 + HP Compaq Notebook worth over RM5,000. Then, there's another notebook for first runner up and a training programme for second runner up.

Details:

  • Competition Date: 11 November 2006
  • Time: 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
  • Venue: Genting Hotel Ballroom
  • Nature: Open-book, hand-written programming task

Be sure you check out the past year questions and register before 20th of October 2006.

All related materials: Official website of eGenting Programming Competition

Java: String Equality (Common Mistake)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

A very common mistake that lots of Java programmers will make is to use "==" to compare strings, rather than ".equals". That's what I keep reminding myself all the time and I never use "==" to do any string compare.

Just today, when I was testing a Java program, I noticed that the programmer used "==" to compare strings, everywhere in the 4000-line program. Why there's no logic error in the program? Why is the program still getting the correct output?

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