Oracle just announced a competition for Oracle developers around the world: The Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer Challenge. See http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/developer-tools/fusion-middleware-developer-challenge/index.html for the details of this challenge.
Basically, all developers are invited to develop an application in one of three catagories:
- SOA-based applications or Web services
- Web 2.0/Ajax-based user interfaces or mashups
- Java-based applications demonstrating the combined use of Oracle and Open Source software
This sounds like a good challenge to have a go at the next couple of months!
The Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer Challenge
will be opened up on 10/23/2006. Submissions will be accepted until
12/31/2006. During Q1 of 2007 the submissions are evaluated innovation, architecture and business value, and the finalists and winners determined.
The rule state: "Utilize at least three of the following Oracle
products to write the application: Oracle JDeveloper 10g, Oracle
Containers for Java (OC4J) 10g, Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle
Database 10g or Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, Oracle TopLink,
Oracle ADF, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle
Suggested tools for writing an application in the open source
category include: the Subversion version control system
(http://www.collab.net/products/subversion/index.html), the Spring
framework (http://www.springframework.org/), Eclipse, the Eclipse Dali
project (http://www.eclipse.org/dali/), the Apache Trinidad / Myfaces
The prizes: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a HP LC3700N 37â€ High Definition Television. Approximate retail value: $2,000 USD. Two (2) First Prize winners will receive a Sling Media
– The Slingbox Pro streaming device. Approximate retail value: $249 USD. All three (3) finalists will be provided with
roundtrip trip coach air transportation for one (1) between the major
commercial airport nearest finalistâ€™s residence and San Francisco or
San Jose international airport, accommodations, and meals or meals