Deliver Your News to the World

Oracle® JDeveloper’s Unbroken Winning Run Continues At JavaPolis RAD Race


LogicaCMG’s Team Wins For A Second Consecutive Year

Antwerp, Belgium, 17-JAN-2007, It’s official, again - Oracle® JDeveloper is the best tool for productive, flexible Java application development. At JavaPolis 2006 in Antwerp, Belgium, LogicaCMG again provided the winning team, and again the LogicaCMG entry was based upon Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).

Billing itself as the “European Java Climax of the Year”, JavaPolis is now in its fifth year and has grown from its original roots as the Belgian Java User Group’s gathering into an international conference with delegates from all over Europe. For the second year running, the organisers staged a Rapid Application Development (RAD) Race. The rules are simple:

* Developers, working in pairs without any external help, must solve a real-life business problem and deliver a working application program within 12 hours
* A jury of independent specialists decides the winner, based on highest productivity and most flexible implementation

This year, the assignment for the teams was to create a Community Web System (COWS) application. As well as being able to execute the functions defined by the organisers, the application had to be as robust as possible, cope with the data supplied, contain proper access controls and reporting - and have an appealing user interface. The test poses a significant challenge - only the best teams with a strong development toolset succeed.

Seven teams from countries across Europe and North America entered this year’s RAD Race. The jury declared two of them to be the winners - the LogicaCMG team, consisting of Robert Willems of Brilman and Gideon Liem, and a team from Getronics PinkRoccade.

“A great contribution to our success came from the extensibility of Oracle ADF, which has enabled LogicaCMG to develop its own ’kick-start’ application,” added Gideon Liem, Senior Oracle/Java Consultant, LogicaCMG. “We developed this internal system to give us ready-built support in our day-to-day consulting engagements for generic functions such as authentication and authorisation to aid user administration. These extensions enabled Robert and me to focus quickly on developing the business function required by the RAD Race without having to worry about creating any ’plumbing’.”

“Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF prove themselves time and time again as being an environment that really boosts productivity to the max,” said Robert Willems of Brilman, also a Senior Oracle/Java Consultant at LogicaCMG. “Oracle ADF Business Components really made our persistence layer a breeze. It meant we could just wizard our way through the business components and five minutes later we could focus on the business functionality. Oracle ADF Faces is a terrific view layer that lets you drag-n-drop anything you want to create on screen. Our experience with Oracle ADF Faces is nothing but pleasure.”

“That Oracle JDeveloper once again provides the basis for a winning entry is a great proof of its longevity and quality as a development environment,” said Tim Payne, vice president, Oracle Technology Marketing, EMEA. “It says a great deal about the productivity and flexibility that Oracle JDeveloper enables for organisations using IT to address real business problems. Our sincere congratulations go to the winning team from LogicaCMG for their excellent efforts.”

More detail on the JavaPolis RADRace and the winning LogicaCMG entry can be found at

About Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF
Oracle JDeveloper is a free integrated development environment with end-to-end support for modelling, developing, debugging, optimizing, and deploying Java applications and Web services. The product includes ease-of-use features for building SOA applications based on its rich functionality for Web services, BPEL process flows, UML modelling and Portlets. Oracle ADF is an end-to-end J2EE framework that simplifies development by providing out of the box infrastructure services and a visual and declarative development experience. Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle ADF are available at

About Oracle
Oracle is the world’s largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at:

About LogicaCMG
LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT services. It employs around 40,000 people across 41 countries. LogicaCMG’s focus is on enabling its customers to build and maintain leadership positions using LogicaCMG’s deep industry knowledge and its track record for successful delivery. The company provides business consulting, systems integration and IT and business process outsourcing across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE:LOG; Euronext:LOG). More information is available at


Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.