6/21/2002 - In its ongoing commitment to the developer community, and to encourage the best utilization of the strengths of J2EE and J2ME technologies, Sun Microsystems held the first ever large-scale Java Programming Contest (JPC) in Taiwan. With sponsoring partners, Motorola and Oracle, and 10 sponsoring panel, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), VIA Technologies, etc., the JPC has formed magnificent impact for Sun and Java technology on branding, developer capture and new application development.
The three-month contest quickly gained popularity as developers from around Taiwan gather to showcase their Java innovation, with total of 230 teams, more than 800 participants. The JPC has demonstrated the best utilization of the strengths of the J2EE and the J2ME platforms and built various distributed, transaction-oriented enterprise application using J2EE on the server and J2ME on the client. JPC judges evaluated submissions based on originality, innovation, product technology, industry applicability and commercial value. The contestant was consisted of developers from individual, enterprise and college students which made the contest fierce competitive. Two student teams were ranked in the top three in both categories and proved their great creativity in Java innovation.
"The Java technology has achieved unprecedented success on the server side as the enterprise software integration engine and on the client side as the first commercially successful tool for deploying wireless applications." said Daniel Yu, President of Global Sales Operations, Sun Microsystems Greater China. "This team effort has further fueled the innovation of Java technology so that it can be linked more closely to daily life and with business applications. JPC has been very successful and is an ideal talent showcase. Enthusiastic participation in Java application development by businesses, government, and academia shows that the Java has become even more powerful in competitive marketplace."
This Java Programming Contest was organized by Sun, Motorola and Oracle, with the assistance of CNET Taiwan, Run!PC, Chunghwa Telecom, Borland and 104 Job Bank. Several companies and institutions contributed to the Java Programming Contest, including: VIA Technologies, TSMC, Silicon Integrated Systems Corp., the Institute for Information Industry, Chunghwa Telecom, the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, YesMobile, professors from the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Business Administration at National Chiao Tung University, and professors from the Department of Information Engineering at Tamkang University.
More information about the final winners is available at http://www.sun.com.tw
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