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Component Development Contest

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Component Marketplace BinPress announced a development contest for mobile components, running through November 26th. The top three spots are rewarded with $20,000 in cash and prizes.

The judging period will run for 14 days after the end of the contest, and I’m happy to announce that I was approached to be one of 4 judges. So you don’t have to worry about competing against me! :-)

Of course that does not mean that flattery will get you anywhere, just because you know me.

Entries will be judged based on the following three criteria:

  1. Development style and methodology – intelligent use of software design techniques and patterns. This includes but not limited to separation of concerns, encapsulation and abstraction, loose-coupling, readability and maintainability;
  2. Originality – how original is the submission. Creativity and originality can compensate for less mature code. On the flip side – if the submission is in a crowded space, the code level needs to be at the highest possible in order to compete.
  3. Usefulness – how useful is the submission. Creativity is important, but the package must also be useful in the real world. Very useful packages will be graded higher.

There are some ideas for components on the site, as well as the complete rules and regulations. Good Luck!


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