Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year.

The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while the Top Five programming languages were HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Java and C/C++. On the API front, Twilio took the title of most popular communications API, Facebook took top social API, Venmo was the No. 1 payment API, Spotify landed the top music API, and Google Maps topped all geo APIs.

The report also identified Android Studio as the most popular IDE, MongoDB as the most popular database, and Unity as the top game engine at hackathons, while Node.js took the title of top app framework, and jQuery was named the No.1 library.

The full report is available here.

Git 2.5 released with multiple worktrees and triangular workflows
Version 2.5 of the open-source Git source-code repository has been released, including new features such as multiple worktrees and triangular workflows.

 

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The new Git worktree feature allows for one Git repository with multiple working trees, with each linked tree acting as a pseudo-repository with its own working copy. Git’s triangular workflow support enables better maintenance of upstream, origin and local code as it’s fetched and pushed from code editors to repositories.