Rapid Application Development Race

PJ Cabrera
2005-11-03
2013-04-09
  • PJ Cabrera
    PJ Cabrera
    2005-11-03

    The RAD Race:

        * is an independent programming competition focused on delivering a working business program in controlled and verifiable conditions.
        * it is open to:
              - any kind of software development tool, toolset and/or language
              - any team of 2 persons.

    The teams develop a real-life administrative application and are judged on their working program. No talk, no endless lists of questions, just a working program.

    The Original RAD Race International Edition 2005/6 will be held on 18 & 19 november 2005 in Hasselt (Belgium).

    http://www.radrace.org/en/index.html

     
    • More details:

      http://www.radrace.org/en/whatis/full_public.html

      The RAD Race

      What is new in edition 2005/6

          * The original RAD Race will solve the problem of an existing non-profit organisation.
          * The application to be made during the competition, will be distributed and used in the field afterwards.

      General - In the Original RAD Race, all teams program the same assignment, after an in-depth briefing with Q&A. All programs are evaluated and the team with best program wins. No blah blah, only verifiable and tangible results count.

      Assignment - it describes the setting for a business-oriented application that is to be made during the Race.

          * In general terms and application/tool independent.
          * No specific methodology or modeling technique is used; just plain, descriptive English.
          * Is completely original, therefore copyrighted and it will not be used again.

      Data model - A basic data model can be delivered in a conceptual form; it is 90 % complete and can/must be altered by the team during development of the assignment. Also, real-life data is delivered on CD-ROM so that the databases can by populated to a (almost) real-life extent. Data is delivered in a popular file format.

      Time Frame - The RAD Race full version takes about 2 working days. The general setting and deliverables for Day 1 make up part 1 of the assignment; possible further additions - changes - alterations are given with Assignment Part 2 on Day 2.

      Public character - The RAD Race is public by nature of the open and extended call for participation.

          * First of all, development tool vendors are invited to enter with a factory-team.
          * After which other teams with a similar toolset are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

      Team size - A RAD Race team consists of 2 team members. There are no rules for the skills or qualifications of the team members. But bring your best people!

      Number of teams - From 5 to 20 teams, depending largely on the facilities available.

      Software Development Tools & Hardware - There are no limitations whatsoever to the extent or the nature of the development tools used in the RAD Race.

          * This applies to the IDE, database, modeling tool, code generator, toolbox, API, model, framework, object  function library and/or any other pre-defined software asset(s).
          * Teams must bring along their necessary hardware to setup their own private network for the RAD Race.
          * Only one exception : hardware must be fysically carried into the RAD Race competition location by the competitors.

      Jury - The jury is a team of knowledgeable professionals with a wide range of development-oriented skills. They make a final decision and rank the teams. A jury report is publicly issued through the channel of Datanews.

       
    • PJ Cabrera
      PJ Cabrera
      2005-11-03

      More details:

      http://www.radrace.org/en/whatis/full_public.html

      The RAD Race

      What is new in edition 2005/6

          * The original RAD Race will solve the problem of an existing non-profit organisation.
          * The application to be made during the competition, will be distributed and used in the field afterwards.

      General - In the Original RAD Race, all teams program the same assignment, after an in-depth briefing with Q&A. All programs are evaluated and the team with best program wins. No blah blah, only verifiable and tangible results count.

      Assignment - it describes the setting for a business-oriented application that is to be made during the Race.

          * In general terms and application/tool independent.
          * No specific methodology or modeling technique is used; just plain, descriptive English.
          * Is completely original, therefore copyrighted and it will not be used again.

      Data model - A basic data model can be delivered in a conceptual form; it is 90 % complete and can/must be altered by the team during development of the assignment. Also, real-life data is delivered on CD-ROM so that the databases can by populated to a (almost) real-life extent. Data is delivered in a popular file format.

      Time Frame - The RAD Race full version takes about 2 working days. The general setting and deliverables for Day 1 make up part 1 of the assignment; possible further additions - changes - alterations are given with Assignment Part 2 on Day 2.

      Public character - The RAD Race is public by nature of the open and extended call for participation.

          * First of all, development tool vendors are invited to enter with a factory-team.
          * After which other teams with a similar toolset are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

      Team size - A RAD Race team consists of 2 team members. There are no rules for the skills or qualifications of the team members. But bring your best people!

      Number of teams - From 5 to 20 teams, depending largely on the facilities available.

      Software Development Tools & Hardware - There are no limitations whatsoever to the extent or the nature of the development tools used in the RAD Race.

          * This applies to the IDE, database, modeling tool, code generator, toolbox, API, model, framework, object  function library and/or any other pre-defined software asset(s).
          * Teams must bring along their necessary hardware to setup their own private network for the RAD Race.
          * Only one exception : hardware must be fysically carried into the RAD Race competition location by the competitors.

      Jury - The jury is a team of knowledgeable professionals with a wide range of development-oriented skills. They make a final decision and rank the teams. A jury report is publicly issued through the channel of Datanews.