SOURCE: Skyway Software

May 05, 2008 05:00 ET

Skyway Software Announces "Skyway Cup 2008" Developer Contest

More Than $40,000 Available for Best Uses of Skyway Builder Community Edition

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Skyway Software, the experts in simplifying software delivery, announces today the Skyway Cup 2008 (Skyway Cup) developer contest. The Skyway Cup will showcase how Skyway Community members use Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE), a model-centric JEE development tool, to serve their specific needs in the following categories:

--  Best Rich Internet Application (RIA)
--  Best Skyway Builder CE Extension
    

To demonstrate their proficiency with Skyway Builder CE, eligible developers worldwide will submit entries in the above-referenced categories between June 1, 2008 and July 31, 2008. Winners will be announced on or around December 15, 2008.

The 1st Place prize is $25,000, 2nd Place prize is $7,500 and 3rd Place prize is $2,500. Skyway Software also will award 22 Honorable Mention prizes of $250 each.

According to Sean Walsh, President and CEO of Skyway Software, "Our Skyway Community is thriving and our members are very talented. We truly look forward to their RIAs submittals and Skyway Builder extensions and are excited that all of the contributions will benefit the entire Skyway Community."

About Skyway Builder CE

With Skyway Builder CE, Java developers get an open source Eclipse-based plugin that offers a seamless blend of coding and modeling for delivering RIAs and Web Services in Spring. Unlike any other modeling tool, Skyway Builder CE provides comprehensive modeling capabilities at four distinct application layers:

--  View/UI Layer with JSP tags on JSP
--  Controller Layer with controller/conversations/actions
--  Service Layer with service/operations/actions
--  Data Layer with data type/data store/named queries
    

Skyway Builder CE is easy to learn and use, extensible for individual or corporate use, transparent with full access to underlying code, and compatible with the most common open-source Web servers, JEE (EJB3) containers, and databases. A wide variety of Skyway Builder product information and resources are available on the Skyway Community site located at www.skywayperspectives.org.

The Skyway Cup

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years or older or of legal age of majority in their country, province or state of legal residence at the time of entry, whichever is greater. Entries accepted between June 1, 2008 and July 31, 2008. Full rules located at www.skywaycup.org. Sponsor: Skyway Software, Inc., 208 South Hoover Boulevard, Suite 100, Tampa, Florida 33609. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

About Skyway Software

Skyway Software provides technology and processes to IT organizations that simplify their software delivery process -- often times reducing application development and deployment schedules by 30 percent or more. Some of the world's largest enterprises rely on model-centric Skyway Visual Perspectives and its iterative, enabling methodology Skyway Collaborative Software Delivery to facilitate collaborative development and deployment of SOA-based solutions. Skyway Visual Perspectives utilizes Eclipse to create an easy to use -- yet distinctly flexible -- modeling solution as a seamless blend of coding and modeling for building and deploying Rich Internet Applications and Web Services. These models generate standard Java code that conforms to industry best practices for deploying to the Spring Framework and Spring MVC in a web-server-only environment and/or in a full JEE container. The modeled solutions are equally portable across open-source infrastructure stacks or across diverse commercial infrastructure stacks. Founded in 2001, Skyway Software is headquartered in Tampa. For more information, call +1 (813) 288-9355 or visit www.skywaysoftware.com.