JavaWorld Declares Code Masters Winner, Contestants Ready for Next Competition;

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JULY 12, 2000 –'s JavaWorld(TM), the leading online resource for Java(TM) developers and an integral member of the Network, once again tests Java programmers with a unique contest. This month's contest asks developers to design and implement an extensible graph editor framework for Java. Wei Hu, the most recent Code Masters Challenge winner, impressed judges by creating a chat program using the JavaServer Pages architecture.


Each month, JavaWorld posts a new programming challenge for its readers, encouraging them to submit solutions to specific development scenarios. A distinguished panel of Java technology 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 grown in popularity since its inception. Now attracting several hundred participants within the Java community, contestants submit entries while competing for prizes. Source codes of the winning solution and honorable mentions are posted online along with judges' comments and an interview with the winner.

"We are thrilled with the tremendous response to the contest from the Java community and are pleased to be associated with an event that encourages healthy competition, creativity and unity among developers worldwide," said Gina Poole, director, IBMdeveloperWorks 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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