Arranging a new hackathon
With the expansion of JetBrains this year and the move into our new offices, we had to push back this year’s hackathon a little bit. But, if anything, this ignited the drive to develop new ideas in our team. So here is a rundown of what went down this year.
The rules were simple:
- The Hackathon began Wednesday, September 18th, at noon sharp CEST and ran for 48 hours.
- The last commit was allowed no later than Friday, September 20th, noon CEST. Presentations needed to be provided to the Org.Committee by this time as well.
- 5-minute presentations started 1 hour later, at 13:00 CEST on the same Friday.
- Winners received prizes
Arranging the event
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” – Virginia Woolfe
This year’s theme was “arrange it your way.” The principle behind this is that there is no single way to do things, no unique solution, that the parts can be arranged in an infinite number of different combinations.
This year, even more ideas and concepts for projects were put forward than ever before. 70 projects were submitted by the 182 participants ready to bring their ideas to life. There are no limits to what people can dream up, but there were most definitely some common themes that emerged throughout.
On Wednesday, registration opened at 10am, providing participants with all the gear they would need to get through the two days: a toothbrush, a t-shirt, badges, and stickers.
The 56 projects that finished could not have been more different or more incredible. Teams again embraced this opportunity to explore their limits, finding issues in their own spaces, and exploring solutions to fix them. Here is a look at just some of the projects (remember: this was done in only 48 hours).
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In the third quarter of 2019, we resolved a series of security issues in our products.
Here’s a summary report that contains a description of each issue and the version in which it was resolved.
TLDR; the JetBrains Toolbox extension now can open a line of code you have selected in your IDE in GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket. There are new progress bars in the Toolbox App UI, and several bug fixes too.
At JetBrains, we believe that programming should not be just a job, but a pleasure, a hobby, and a creative outlet. That’s why with this release our team has rebuilt the JetBrains Toolbox extension from the ground up. Now you can easily open your Git repositories in your favorite IDE and navigate from GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket files, or selected lines of code to the JetBrains IDE that fits best. This nice new integration will save you valuable time.
GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket Integration
Download the Chrome and Firefox extensions, and you’ll see just how simple and useful they are. Previously, these extensions were only able to clone and open your Git repositories in your favorite tool. Now they allow you to also open the selected file in your IDE. And what’s more – available from 2019.3 EAP versions of all IDEs – you can navigate to the line of code you have selected from the Git repository service to your IDE with just one click!
This bulletin summarizes the security vulnerabilities detected in JetBrains products and remediated in the second quarter of 2019.
Here’s a summary report that comprises the affected product, the description of each issue, its severity, and the product version containing the fix.
We’ve just updated our plugin to v2.9 to help you learn and teach different programming languages with more ease! Benefit from the latest code insight improvements for YAML configs, configure placeholder dependencies on placeholder creation, enjoy fewer bugs, and use the 2019.2.1 IDE builds for PyCharm Edu and IntelliJ IDEA Edu.
Improved support for YAML configs
With EduTools plugin version 2.7, we completely reworked our solution for storing course configuration files: all the information about your course is conveniently stored in YAML format. Now, we’ve made some more improvements to give you a better experience when using this functionality:
- Non-existent elements (such as files and lessons) are highlighted as errors and can be created right from their usages.
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People get into programming in different ways. Some begin learning it in school, some go to university to study Computer Science, while others get started with online courses – like Zina Smirnova, now a member of the Educational Products development team at JetBrains. We talked with Zina to find out more about her professional path.
Can you tell us about your background and how you decided to become a developer?
It didn’t happen overnight, but like all worthy things in life, it took a lot of time and effort. It all began when I was on maternity leave as a junior researcher at the Institute of Precambrian Geology and Geochronology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.