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Java Article Contest

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Sponsored by Sun Microsystems

Write a great article for your chance to win a Conference Pass to the JavaOneSM conference  in San Francisco, June 2-5, 2009, valued at $1,995 USD, along with up to $1,500 USD in travel expenses!

Here’s your chance to attend the 2009 JavaOne Conference - one of the world's leading JavaTM conferences - on us.

Write a great article on The Code Project and make sure it refers to Java technology (just make sure either or both of the Language and Platform attributes read "Java"). Articles must be submitted between February 3 and April 30, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. Use the regular www.codeproject.com article guidelines and formats, and your article should include screen shots and code samples.

The highest rated articles - as rated by The Code Project community - will be considered for the final award to be determined by The Code Project's panel of judges.

Grand Prize

This winner will attend the JavaOne conference in San Francisco June 2 - 5, 2009

  • Conference pass valued at $1,995
  • Travel expenses up to $1,500

Contest Rules and Entry Requirements

  1. Qualifying articles must focus on Java-specific technologies.
  2. Language: Java and/or Platform: Java must be selected as an Article Attribute of all valid entries. This Article Attribute can be selected on the first page of the CodeProject.com article submission wizard when submitting your article online.
  3. The contest will begin on February 3 and end on April 30, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, step dancing, or biting.
  5. Our judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules will result in the prize being awarded to another entrant.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your name, member profile information, and article can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project and Sun Microsystems.
  9. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. However, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Sun Microsystems or of any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winners

All entries must be submitted with the Article Attribute Platform: Java and/or Language: Java attributes to be eligible. All entries will be reviewed and rated by members of The Code Project community, as well as undergo the review of judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by The Code Project's selected judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project community, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth.

Judging criteria include

  • Article rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence and structure
  • Amount of discussion an entry generates in its forum area

Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 15 entries are shown.

22 Apr 2009
Sojan P R
A simple introduction to JavaCC for beginners in parser development.
22 Feb 2009
Ponnurangam D
BlackBerry Java application development using Visual Studio.
16 Apr 2009
MiamiCoder
How to create a real-world BlackBerry application.
26 Apr 2009
Vitaly Shelest
Demonstrates a simple technique for embedding WPF/.NET Components into Java GUI
21 Jun 2016
AmosShi
Watch the Java class file visually & interactively for the meaning of every byte
23 Apr 2009
hoangtuanbs
It is easy to run your own game on your own mobile
1 May 2009
BurkHufnagel
Three examples of Java code that doesn't do what you'd expect
17 Apr 2009
El Bob-O
This article describes my experiences in trying to learn the JavaFX programming language by writing a Chess program.
29 Apr 2009
BurkHufnagel
Suggestions to improve your approach to API design.
19 Feb 2009
logicchild
An article to launch the beginner into the world of Java GUI programming
5 Feb 2009
Hanbo
An article on how to create a simple web service using JBossWS, how to deploy and test.
27 Feb 2009
Snail2009
The example below shows how to invoke an existing/external web service in BPEL. This example uses Eclipse, Eclipse BPLE designer Plug-In and Apache ODE.
7 Apr 2009
jaigharge
Apache MINA is a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily. It provides an abstract · event-driven · asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP/IP via Java NIO.
16 Feb 2009
Mario Fusco
This article shows how a Null Object can be dynamically generated with a proxy.
11 Mar 2009
logicchild
An article for the student of Java GUI programming.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

AmosShi
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Deliver useful software to the world.
BurkHufnagel
Architect LexisNexis
United States United States
Burk Hufnagel has been creating positive User Experiences since 1978 and is a Lead Software Architect at LexisNexis. Burk spends most of his life designing and crafting software, and has made a habit of creating practical solutions for difficult problems.
Recent achievements include co-authoring "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know", speaking at JavaOne 2008, and being a speaker and mentor at the 2009 IT Architect Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA.
El Bob-O
Software Developer
United States United States
Started coding in 1994 and haven't stopped since.
Received my BS in Computer Science from Trinity University in 1999.
Hope to receive my MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio May of 2009.
Have been working full time as a Software Engineer since 2000 writing code in C, C++, C#, MFC, Java, and Python.
Hanbo
Team Leader
United States United States
No Biography provided
hoangtuanbs
Other
Finland Finland
Programming languages: Java, C/C++, Objective-C, Assembly, Action script , PHP, Visual basic.

Second year student
jaigharge
India India
No Biography provided
logicchild
Help desk / Support Pref. Trust
United States United States
No Biography provided
Mario Fusco
Switzerland Switzerland
No Biography provided
MiamiCoder
Team Leader
United States United States
I run a small development team for an international Law Firm.
Ponnurangam D
Software Developer GMS Ltd.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Snail2009
United States United States
No Biography provided
Sojan P R
United States United States
No Biography provided
Vitaly Shelest
Software Developer (Senior) Javain Ltd
Israel Israel
No Biography provided
Travel and Pass to the JavaOne conference in San Francisco  -  CodeProject   (valued at $3,495.00)
Win a Conference Pass to the JavaOneSM conference in San Francisco, June 2-5, 2009, valued at $1,995 USD, along with up to $1,500 USD in travel expenses!
Total prize value: $3,495.00
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Sponsored by Sun Microsystems
  1. Qualifying articles must focus on Java-specific technologies.
  2. Language: Java and/or Platform: Java must be selected as an Article Attribute of all valid entries. This Article Attribute can be selected on the first page of the CodeProject.com article submission wizard when submitting your article online.
  3. The contest will begin on February 3 and end on April 30, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  4. No cheating, lying, stealing code, step dancing, or biting.
  5. Our judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  7. Any breach of the rules will result in the prize being awarded to another entrant.
  8. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your name, member profile information, and article can be used for promotional purposes by The Code Project and Sun Microsystems.
  9. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

CodeProject.com members can vote on your article. The articles that are highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final winner.

By entering your article in the contest you agree that The Code Project and Sun Microsystems can link to your article for promotional purposes.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of The Code Project or of Microsoft or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner

All entries will be posted on The Code Project website for review by members of The Code Project. In addition, all entries will be reviewed by judges appointed by The Code Project. A winner will be determined by the judges, after taking into consideration the comments and ranking of entries by members of The Code Project, on the basis of which entry best meets the judging criteria set forth below.

Judging criteria include:

  • Rank and popularity on The Code Project
  • How tightly an entry adheres to the conditions of entry, including article focus and scope
  • Broad applicability to a wide variety of developers
  • Overall article quality, coherence, and structure

Prizes

  1. The highest-rated article as determined by codeproject.com member rankings and our judges’ opinion will win a free pass to the Java One Conference  (San Francisco, June 2-5, 2009) – a US $1895 Value PLUS free travel to the conference (up to US $1500, provided in a manner subject to The Code Project's sole discretion). No substitutions are available.

All decisions are final.

Should you win you agree to cover all income taxes, Customs duties, taxes and excise that you may incur or may be charged on delivery of your prize. The Code Project will not be held liable for any costs once the prize has been sent. If you are not willing to accept any imposed charges then the prize will be reclaimed and awarded to another contestant. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. The Prize(s) may not be sold, transferred and is/are not convertible to cash. The Code Project reserves the right to substitute the Prize(s) in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize(s) is/are unavailable.

How To Enter

Entry is by the normal article submission process or as described above. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting your entry.

Lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Any entry containing content that The Code Project deems objectionable for any reason will be disqualified. All decisions of The Code Project with respect to any aspect of the competition, including, without limitation, the eligibility of entries, are final and binding on all entrants in all matters as they relate to this competition. The Code Project reserves its right to modify the Rules.

All entries become the property of The Code Project who assumes no responsibility for lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, e-mail or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants.

The Code Project does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of The Code Project in its sole discretion, the competition is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the competition is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, The Code Project reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the competition including cancelling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Code Project reserves its right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or to be acting in violation of the Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. The Code Project reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law for any attempts to deliberately damage the competition web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this competition. The Code Project shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the competition including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this competition or from downloading any material from the competition website where applicable.

Intellectual Property

It is a condition of entry that you grant to The Code Project a royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide license to reproduce, and otherwise use and publicly display your entry (in part or in its entirety) in any and all media for any purpose. All entries submitted and judged as winners may appear on The Code Project Web site(s). Entries will not be returned. All articles submitted by you will retain your copyright and will be attributed to you.

Your warranties

It is a condition of entry that you confirm that your entry: is original; has not been previously published, released, distributed or submitted or used for study or work-related purposes; has been created by you; and is owned exclusively by you, or where you enter as part of a group, by the individual members of that group; is virus-free; and complies with Canadian law.

Liability

It is a condition of entry that you agree that to the extent permitted by law that The Code Project, its retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result, or arising from, any person participating in the competition or on connection with winning any prize.

Before being awarded a Prize, a potential winner may be required to sign and return within the time stipulated by The Code Project, a full release and indemnity form stating that he/she has read and understood these official rules and regulations ("Rules"), grants all consents required, authorizes The Code Project to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases The Code Project from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner's participation in the competition and receipt and use of the Prize.

In the event that the potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, The Code Project shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner and award the prize to an alternative winner and The Code Project shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

Notification of prize winners

The Code Project will make reasonable efforts to notify a prize winner, however The Code Project may disqualify your entry and select an alternative winner if your prize or prize notification is returned to The Code Project as undeliverable.

Privacy

It is a condition of entry and of receiving the benefit of the prize that prize winners agree to the use of their images, names, article in any publicity desired by The Code Project, without compensation. By entering this competition, each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by The Code Project for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this competition. The Code Project will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering this competition. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by The Code Project should be addressed to The Code Project at 250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 503, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3G8, Canada.

No relationship with The Code Project

Participating in the competition does not constitute any form of employment or contractor relationship between you and The Code Project.

Governing law

The competition is governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada and the applicable federal laws of Canada. The competition is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations. This competition is void where prohibited by law.

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