Java pros sign up for virtual bot battle

More than 120,000 developers have already signed up for a Java coding competition which will see the finalist's virtual robots battle it out in August.

Based on the Robocode programming game, the competition was launched at IBM's DeveloperWorks Live conference in San Francisco this week. Finals are being held at the Linux World conference scheduled to be held here August 13-15.

The competition is part of a bundle of initiatives IBM has announced, designed to garner a community of focus with developers.

Cynthia Erdman, director of strategy and business development for developer relations at IBM, said the company had also launched a Web services demo package.

News source: ZDnet Australia

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