Mozilla Design Patterns Contest
Thursday October 14th, 1999
The "Design Patterns in Mozilla" contest is now underway. Find and document as many design patterns as possible in the Mozilla code, with the chance to win a copy of "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software" by Gamma et. al. signed by the authors and a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
Visit the contest rules page to learn more. It goes into detail regarding the two phases of the contest, the submission rules, the source you need to use, and the prizes.
This is not an official contest, but an incentive program for developers, and is being organized and run by the contest jurors. See the contest rules for more details.
#24 Contest considered harmful
Friday November 12th, 1999 7:48 AM
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The contest to find patterns in Mozilla's sources starts at the wrong end: patterns are supposed to help design your code, not the other way around. Altough useful to your project, it may be counterproductive to the advocacy of patterns in coding, since the end result will be too costly to be effective, and will probably render inconsistent views of the code.