If you are hanging out at the Java Server Side Symposium in Las Vegas then you probably heard the news -- Day Software is having a global application competition called the Day JCR Cup 2008.
Well known for their support of JSR 170, the Java content repository API for content access, the winner of this award must be able to demonstrate an original, high quality content-centric application -- design and code -- that uses the API.The Competition This is a competition to build a content-centric application using Day's own CRX -- a fully JCR-compliant content repository based on Apache Jackrabbit and CRX Launchpad, a rapid application development framework, based on Apache Sling.
General application requirements include things like:
* The ability to enter content through any type of format such as a wiki, blog, etc...
* Enable authoring authentication capability
* Provide two forms of taxonomy for a content item (vertical/section and horizontal/detail)
* Search capability that can be restricted by taxonomy or content
Optional requirements include workflow, preview and discussion thread functionality. Probably a good bet the winner will have at least two of these. The Judges Entries will be judged by a panel of well-known developers and technologists:
* David Nuescheler, Day’s chief technology officer and the spec lead for JSR 170 and JSR 283
* Joseph B. Ottinger, editor of TheServerSide
* Michael Marth, an industry expert on Java and Open Source technologies
All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
* Originality of the application (30%)
* Content and application design (20%)
* Quality of delivered code (20%)
* Appropriate use of JCR API features (20%)
* Other outstanding features (10%) Entry Deadline Submit your entry any time through until 12:00 am Pacific on July 31, 2008. A decision will be made within 28 days of the closing date. The Prize A fully-loaded MacBook Pro with a 17-inch widescreen.
“Today, the JCR standard, in conjunction with JCR-compliant repositories, represents the ideal foundation for new content-centric applications that can be built quickly and elegantly, with a focus on users and their content. We’re excited to see the creative entries submitted by competition participants and look forward to naming a winner this summer,” said David Nuescheler.
You can register for the competition and review all the contest rules at their new Developer Portal dev.day.com. Good luck to you all!