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.
#25 Contest considered harmful
Thursday November 18th, 1999 6:40 PM
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I dont consider it harmful because software <i>often is</i> an iterative design process. this piece of software is designed by many people. thus, such a work would be a comunications tool for people just coming on board, or letting those people on board see what kind of patterns are being used to implement a particular piece of software. just because a pattern is used, doesnt mean that it is the optimal pattern to use. in fact, someone looking at the design (who doesnt code) could even make high level observations.