Join the Java Tools Challenge and Help Make Java Great with Visual Studio Team Services – submit a winning entry and you or your team will walk away with valuable prizes (cash, hardware and software).
The 2016 Java Tools Challenge officially opened on Feb 1st and runs through Apr 30th. Are you up for the challenge? There are two ways you can participate: Create a Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) extension that helps developers create, test, and/or deploy Java apps; OR Create a Java app (multiple judging categories) using either the Visual Studio Team Services Eclipse plugin (aka Team Explorer Everywhere) or our JetBrains IntelliJ plugin.
Submit a winning entry to get your share of >$80k in prizes (cash, hardware, software)!
What type of Java app or extension should you build? There are no limits to what you can build for the Java Tools Challenge. Here are some ideas to get your started:
- Integrations. Have a Java developer tool or extension that you want integrated with one of our Visual Studio and Team Services products? The Java Tools Challenge is your chance to build that integration.
- Functionality. Wish Visual Studio Team Services tools would better support your Java development? The Java Tools Challenge is your chance to extend our products and help Java development teams work even smarter.
- Existing App or Extension. Already have a private Java app built using the Visual Studio Team Services Eclipse plugin (aka Team Explorer Everywhere) or JetBrains IntelliJ plugin? Consider building a version to share for the Java Tools Challenge. Have a Visual Studio plugin or extension for Java development that you’ve built for your team? The Java Tools Challenge is a great way to share it with the Java developer community.
- Solutions. Is there an industry or business team that would benefit from the customization of our products? Help these teams unleash their potential by building a Java app for the Java Tools Challenge.
As part of building and promoting your software, consider joining the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner program and gain access to valuable marketing, previews and support.
Thousands of developers have developed apps and extensions for the Visual Studio platform. For some inspiration, checkout some of the products that have been published on our Visual Studio Marketplace.
Get Started and Sign up for the Challenge!