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Google Code-in Contest Open to All Pre-university Student – Google Calendar API V3 and Closure Stylesheets Launches

All pre-university student between 13 and 17 years old, can now win prizes via Google Code-in contest, which starts on Monday, November 21, and will lasts for 57 days, revealed Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs.

Taylor says “Participants can work on cool online tasks for 18 different open source organizations. Possible challenges include document translations, marketing outreach, software coding, user experience research and a variety of other tasks related to open source software development.”

“If you’d like, you can sign up on program site, review FAQs and the contest rules. For details on important dates for the contest, see the timeline.

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The Google Calendar API just received an update. “Developers familiar with the Google Tasks API will feel right at home with Calendar API v3, as it uses similar syntax and conventions, as well as the same base client libraries,” revealed Google Apps developerst team.

These Google-supported client libraries, based on discovery, are available in many languages with:

  • Straightforward development for mobile using the client libraries for Java and Objective-C
  • Native support for OAuth 2.0
  • Native partial and PATCH support

The new version 3 of the API rolled out today provides several improvements over previous versions of the API:

  • Lightweight resource representation in JSON
  • Consistent and comprehensive reference documentation
  • Improved support for recurring events
  • Ability to manipulate default reminders on calendars
  • Access to the new UI and event colors

If you’re new to the Google Calendar API, getting started is easy. Check out the Getting Started Guide.

Also, Google code team introduced “Closure Stylesheets” to the existing Closure Tools suite.

Closure Stylesheets is an an extension to CSS that adds variables, functions, conditionals, and mixins to standard CSS,” revealed Michael Bolin is an Open Source Engineer at Google.

“The tool also supports minification, linting, RTL flipping, and CSS class renaming. As the existing Closure Tools have done for JavaScript and HTML, Closure Stylesheets will help you write CSS in a maintainable way, while also empowering you to deliver optimized code to your users.”

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