Migala77 writes: Now that the third round for Google Code Jam is finished and only 25 contestants are left, we can look at which nationalities performed well and which didn't. Code Jam contestant foxlit has the stats, and some interesting things can be seen. Although there were over 3000 contestants from India in the qualification round (17% of the total) , only 3 of those managed to reach the third round (0.7% of the round 3 contestants) . This in contrast to Russia with 77 out of 747, and Belarus with 13 out of 114 reaching the third round. The US performed somewhat below average too, with only 25 out of 2166 contestants making it to the third round. Are Indian and, to a lesser extent, US programmers just not good enough, or is there another explanation?
Migala77 writes: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, at the speakers at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco claims Adobe is not worried about HTML5 beating Flash: "It is not about HTML 5 vs Flash. They are mutually beneficial. The more important question is the freedom of choice on the web. (...) We are going to make great tooling for HTML5. We are going to make the best tools in the world for HTML 5."