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Starting Soon: New JFXStudio Challenge for JavaFX Developers

Josh Marinacci has announced a new JFXStudio Challenge: Small is the New Big. JavaFX developers will have from September 8 through September 30 to develop an interesting application in 30 or fewer lines of code (3000 characters maximum), all contained in a single JavaFX file. Josh announced the contest on August 31, to give people time to "play around with different ways of building compact code. On the 8th we will announce the secret theme so you can begin coding... The deadline for entries is the 30th of September, and we will announce the winners a week later. The prize will again be a 20$ gift certificate to Amazon and a badge to put on your website. Here are the specific programming rules for submitted applications: The 30 lines will be counted by actual lines or by 3000 characters, you're choice (please try not to have lines a 1000 columns wide You can have as many classes as you want but only one file. You can't use any 3rd party libraries, but you can load resources (images, videos, music) from the internet. You must submit your code by pasting the 20 lines of code in an email to with the subject: JFXStudio Challenge: Small is the New Big Josh provides an example demo application that potential contestants can run and study. So, 30 lines of code in 23 days? Sounds easy, right? Just a little over a line a day is all it will take. And it's potentially paid work, too!...

Date: September, 02 2009

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