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Java Competition of The Month - #1

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Let me welcome you to the first </Dream.In.Code> Java coding competition! Each month or so, we will have a competition for software written in the Java language based around a certain topic. Note that you are not restricted to small snippets and we fully encourage full applications.

Here are the rules:
1) The application MUST follow the basic topic set for that particular competition, but you are not limited you using ONLY the technology prescribed.

2) You must provide both a runnable JAR file and all the code that you used to write the program. If you want protection, look into some open source licenses.

3) Obviously, the code must be yours. If you are caught stealing off of other members or from other internet sources, you will be disqualified.

4) The program must be built with Java (as this is a Java competition).

5) All submissions must be completed before the deadline. No late entries will be accepted.

6) You must be a member of DreamInCode to win.

Now, you may be wondering what this week's topic is and what the deadline is. Here they are. The topic of this competition is to create a program that manipulates databases of any form using JDBC. The program only has to do that, but again, it is not limited to that, and the more creative you are, the better you will be judged. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 7:00 EST (GMT -5:00).

The judging will be done by a set of chosen judges who will judge on Creativity, Performance, and Code. Creativity is based on how...creative your idea was. Performance judges the speed of your software, the robustity of it, and its cross-platform capabilities. Finally, Code judges the coding style of your program. Is it well commented? Does it follow good OOP practices? After all these scores are in, we will announce a winner and post the judges' comments so that you can see their thoughts.

Thanks for participating and I hope you enjoy!

m-e-g-a-z pointed out to me that you should not put your database username and/or password in your code for many reasons.
See rule #21:
http://www.codinghor...g-mistakes.html




Here are some JDBC tutorials and references:
http://download.orac...jdbc/index.html
http://java.sun.com/...ooks/index.html
http://www.tutorials.../jdbc/index.htm

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 09:50 AM

January 5th, 2010 !??? maybe you mean January 5th, 2011??
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

View PostDogstopper, on 06 December 2010 - 03:37 AM, said:

All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 7:00 EST (GMT -5:00).


He did say January 5th, 2011 not January 5th, 2010.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:27 PM

What will the winners win ?
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:34 PM

There is no prize for this. It's just a competition for fun. :)
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:44 PM

View Postnoname, on 06 December 2010 - 01:27 PM, said:

What will the winners win ?


You will win glory and a dang good time creating something useful. Who knows? Perhaps you take it to the next level after doing the competition and make money off of it. Also, you get judge comments on how to make it better, so it is also a great learning experience!
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

So it must use JDBC directly?

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:26 PM

I bet we give away an Amazon book or something like that ;)
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 06 December 2010 - 11:34 AM, said:

There is no prize for this. It's just a competition for fun. :)


:bigsmile:
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:26 PM

View PostSeta00, on 06 December 2010 - 05:22 PM, said:

So it must use JDBC directly?


Or incorporate it in some way. Remember, creativity will give you a much better score so if you can find something that uses JDBC creatively, that would be the best for you!

View Postskyhawk133, on 06 December 2010 - 05:26 PM, said:

I bet we give away an Amazon book or something like that ;)


Fantastic!
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:43 PM

When I'm finish learning Java; this would be something I would like to do.
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:24 PM

View PostEnvXOwner, on 06 December 2010 - 06:43 PM, said:

When I'm finish learning Java; this would be something I would like to do.


Finish? Ha!! There's no such thing.
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:32 AM

True. When I gather more knowledge and understanding of the language, I will participate.
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:24 PM

Great initiative! I want to participate, but my level isn't really there yet. A minor league maybe? =)
Will the source w/ judge comments be published?
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Re: Java Competition of The Month - #1

Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:40 PM

View PostPetsarve, on 08 December 2010 - 04:24 PM, said:

Great initiative! I want to participate, but my level isn't really there yet. A minor league maybe? =)
Will the source w/ judge comments be published?


I will have those in a separate thread once we have judged the contest. If you need help, look at the APIs and try to put something together. The point of this competition, if not to win, is to get feedback from the judges.

I have added some JDBC resources to the original post.
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