XPages Dev Contest – a big success so far!


Everybody already heard about the Xpages development contest on openNTF.org, right? Now here is a little summary of the weeks behind and a look forward to what can still be expected.

I am not quite sure what the hosts of the contest expected when they first announced the contest, but I guess the number of controls handed in so far already exceeds their expectations. OK, the number of participants compared to the number of controls is rather low, but we are only half way through the contest and the status quo should encourage more developers to participate. Here are some numbers:

No. of controls handed in so far: 18 (It’s 25 already, see Niklas‘ comment)
No. of developers: 8

See the full list of controls on xpages.info. So this is to all developers out there: The chance to win one of three iPads has never been higher! Sit back, generate some ideas and start coding custom controls. You don’t know how yet? There are a lot of sources on the web about xpages and custom controls. There’s also the brilliant „Mastering XPages“ book.

My prediction is that the contest will end with more than 40 controls submitted and about 20 contributors. Three iPads between 20 people. Wait a minute, I have to sit back for a moment. Ideas, ideas, …