The Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer Challenge – Who is to win this competition in application development?


Oracle just announced a competition for Oracle developers around the world: The Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer Challenge. See 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
(, the Spring
framework (, Eclipse, the Eclipse Dali
project (, the Apache Trinidad / Myfaces
project (”

The prizes: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a HP LC3700N 37” 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 finalist’s residence and San Francisco or
San Jose international airport, accommodations, and meals or meals



About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.

1 Comment

  1. Alex Nuijten on

    It is too bad you can’t participate, Lucas: You have to be over 18 and a legal resident of the US or Canada.