Oracle Java Technology rules the JavaPolis RAD Race – three winners, using JDeveloper; two also using ADF

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We just received word about the results from the RAD race at JavaPolis 2005. 12 teams competed against each other, each bringing its favourite technology stack. 
It is a realistic JAVA competition, meaning that:

  • A realistic and detailed business case is to be realized
  • By teams of 2 developers in 12 hours (from 9 a.m. til 9 p.m.)
  • In verifiable conditions of time and place and without any (external) help
  • There are no limitations on the software and hardware that can be used

The jury nominated three winning teams. All three of them used Oracle 10g JDeveloper. The winning teams were (in alphabetical order):

  • Logica CMG
    Using Oracle JDeveloper 10g 10.1.2 IDE, Struts, JSP, Oracle ADF Framework, and Oracle JHeadstart
  • Oracle
    Using Oracle JDeveloper 10g 10.1.3 IDE, JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Framework
  • AXI
    Using Oracle JDeveloper 10g 10.1.2 IDE and an in-house framework

More details on the teams’ achievements and jury considerations will be posted on the JavaPolis WIKI.

Congratulations obviously to Steve and Duncan for an excellent achievement – although given their toolset… Also kudos to the JHeadstart team for enabling Logica CMG to also win the competition. I wonder why Steve and Duncan did not use JHeadstart as well. Would that have been like taking drugs to enhance your performance?

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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

4 Comments

  1. See the official announcement by the JavaPolis organization at
    http://www.radrace.org/en/JPed_2005/JPwinners_2005.html.

    This year’s edition was an all-time first on JavaPolis. The JavaPolis RAD Race was a shortened version of the “full” RAD Race”; the assignment was a (partial) re-adaptation of an earlier RAD Race case but with a slightly adapted data model and less (=16) deliverables than the original 25. Ultimately, 11 teams of the 15 registered, showed up at the start with their individual toolset.

    After careful deliberation, the jury decided that 3 teams were very far in developing the requested functionality and were effectively using the provided data (on CD-ROM) correctly while demonstrating their application.

  2. Also see post by Steve Muench at: Radio Weblogs: Lucas wonders why we didn’t use Oracle JHeadstart,
    too, which everyone knows I’m a big fan of. It was basically a timing
    issue. While the Oracle JHeadstart team has already begun working on
    their 10.1.3/JSF version on the heals of our JDeveloper 10g early
    access release, it wasn’t yet available to use along with JDev 10.1.3
    & JSF just yet. I’m glad that one of the other winning teams, who
    chose JDeveloper 10.1.2 production, was able to showcase the current
    production release of JHeadstart in the winner’s circle, too!

  3. Just a small addition … we, the LogicaCMG team that competed in the RADRace, used Jheadstart as part of our toolset. We used Jheadstart to generate part of the page flow. All other pages are custom build using Oracle ADF.

    Besides webpages other functionalilty, like communicating with external webservices, sending emails on specific events, using deeplinks to provide the customer a way to confirm specific actions were part of the case.

    All and all, it has been a nice experience just to see how productive the Oracle toolset is. But then again, we already new that ;)

  4. Hey Lucas – we were living dangerously with a nightly build of JDeveloper 10.1.3 – No version of Headstart available to help us there…