JavaWorld Declares Code Masters Winners, Wraps Up Competition Series

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 23, 2000 —'s JavaWorld(TM), the leading online resource for Java(TM) developers and an integral member of the Network, announced the final winners of the Code Masters Challenge, a monthly series of eight Java-inspired competitions. Ajit Bhagvat, a Java developer of two and a half years, won the seventh challenge by developing a multithreaded cross-equation puzzle generator, and Wei Hu, won the eighth and final challenge for his extensible graph editor framework. Mr. Hu, who also placed first and second in three other challenges, was awarded the competition's grand prize, an IBM ThinkPad.


Each month during the Code Masters competition, JavaWorld posted 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 – reviewed the submissions based on their applicability, efficiency and reproducibility. Sponsored by IBM developerWorks (, the contest has grown in popularity since its inception, attracting hundreds of participants in the Java community. 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 Challenge is an excellent example of how IBM developerWorks supports and celebrates the skills of Java specialists worldwide," said Gina Poole, director, IBM developerWorks and alphaWorks, the sole sponsor of JavaWorld's Code Masters Challenge. "developerWorks is proud to sponsor JavaWorld's Code Masters Challenge, and commends Mr. Hu for his second win. developerWorks chose to sponsor this event as it focuses on open-standards development, such as our own site's editorial policy."

For more information about the final Code Masters Challenge winning entry or to view past winning entries, visit JavaWorld's Code Masters homepage at:

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