JavaFXpert RIA Challenge Is Underway
In this week's java.net Spotlight, we're featuring Java Champion James Weaver's new contest, the JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge. The contest challenges teams consisting of a developer and a graphic designer to:
Create an application in JavaFX that exemplifies the appearance and behavior of a next-generation enterprise RIA (rich internet application).
The contest is a follow-on to a question James asked late last year, "Should There be Enterprise RIA Style Guidelines?", and the responses that question elicited.
The rules regarding the team requirement are specific: there must be two people, a graphic designer and a developer. The rules do not state that specific credentials are required to "prove" one's qualification as being a "graphic designer" (or a "programmer" for that matter). But a team of two is definitely required (i.e., a graphic designer who also has development skills does not meet the "team" requirement).
In a response to a query about this, Jim said:
My main objective is to challenge the best developers and graphic designers to re-imagine the appearance and behavior of enterprise RIAs. By doing this as a team, I hope to draw from the strengths of each, as well as to gain the benefits of collaboration. I do realize that this may cause less people to enter the challenge.
There is a substantial prize for the winning team: $1000 (US) for each team member.
Entries must be delivered (to a soon-to-be-identified email address) in the form of a NetBeans project by Midnight GMT on January 10, 2010. Judging will be performed by Jim and a graphics designer, with the judging criteria being how well the entry "exemplifies the appearance and behavior of a next-generation enterprise RIA."
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Our current Spotlight is the JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge. The java.net JUGs Community reports: Java Champion Jim Weaver has a serious JavaFX contest going on. "Create an application in JavaFX that exemplifies the appearance and behavior of a next-generation enterprise RIA (rich internet application)". Entries must be submitted in the form of a NetBeans project by 00:00 GMT on 10 January 2010.
Our Feature Articles include Jeff Lowery's A Finite State Machine Supporting Concurrent States, which demonstrates how Java enums and EnumSets can be used as a basis to define and validate application states and state transitions. We're also featuring Jeff Friesen's article Introducing Custom Paints to JavaFX, which shows how you can leverage undocumented JavaFX capabilities to support custom paints in JavaFX Version 1.2.
The latest Java Mobility Podcast is Java Mobile Podcast 88: Robert Virkus of Enough Software: 'A conversation with Robert Virkus of Enough Software about J2MEPolish and the "Mobile Deverloper's Guide to the Galaxy."'
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