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Although XML is just a generic syntax for hierarchical data structure is has been proven to be the driving force for many innovations in computer science. We use XML to bridge the gap between systems, to build graphical and voice interfaces, for code generation, for domain specific languages, to define new web standards, to model business processes and many more. Now that every application supports XML interfaces we can benefit from synergy effects. And in fact this is the reason why using XML technologies is fun.

The Contest

The task is to write an small application that uses one of the technologies XML Library, XSLT or Simple Transformations. It could be something funny or even something useful. It can be a small application, a prototype or a helper class for an existing API.

SDN community often has proven to be creative and there are so many applications of XML technology in the Web Application Server so that you’ll easily find inspiration.

The Rules

The rules are simple:

  • There application must be running under the SAP Netweaver Web Application Server ABAP stack.
  • It must use one of the technologies XML Library, XSLT or Simple Transformations.
  • You must be willing to share your application in terms of Open Source.
  • The application must be new – that means you shouldn’t have contributed the application to the community before the start of this contest.
  • My family and my serfs are not allowed to take part 😉

The Winner

Everyone who wants to take part at the contest has to write a blog about his project or send the code to me till the 20th november. I won’t publish my email adress here because I’m getting too much spam mails every day but you’ll find it on my personal homepage if you follow my business card.

I’ll promise to do my best to judge the contribution for this contest. The first two winners will get each one exemplar of the book. The third winner will get a bottle of wine from my favourite local vintager. Perhaps you will even get a bottle of his famous ‘blanc de noir’ which is a really interesting example for a grape transformation 😉 So good luck!

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