JavaWorld Announces Code Masters Winner, Issues Next Challenge

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JUNE 6, 2000 –'s JavaWorld(TM), the leading online resource for Java(TM) developers and an integral part of the Network, is challenging Java programmers to write a multi-threaded program that animates the generation of a cross-equation puzzle in this month's Code Masters competition, issued this week on JavaWorld ( The winner of the last Code Masters Challenge, Paul Felix, creatively demonstrated his problem-solving skills by using Java and XML to solve ordinary differential equations.


JavaWorld posts a new programming challenge to its readers monthly, encouraging them to submit solutions to specific development scenarios. A distinguished panel of Java experts – including Scott Oaks of Sun Microsystems, Frank D. Greco of Crossroads Technologies, Inc. and Paul Philion of Highland Technology Group – reviews the submissions based on their applicability, efficiency and reproducibility. Sponsored by IBM developerWorks (, the contest has attracted hundreds of participants and has awarded prizes to several for their winning entries. Source codes of the winning solution and honorable mentions are posted online along with judges' comments and an interview with the winner.

"The Code Masters competition is helping to foster a strong sense of community and healthy competition among Java developers," said Gina Poole, director, IBM developerWorks and alphaWorks, the sole sponsor of JavaWorld's monthly Code Masters Challenge.

For more information on this month's Code Masters Challenge or to view past winning entries, visit JavaWorld's Code Masters homepage at:

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