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Plat_Forms 2012: Teams needed to represent PHP

In 2007, the first Plat_Forms contest took place with support of Zend Technologies, University of Berlin, Heise Publishing Company and OSBF. It was a web development platform comparison like it had never been done before: 9 teams in controlled environment doing the same task in a limited time. During that time, the team of Prof. Lutz Prechelt collected data and after the contest, the results toge…

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Plat_Forms 2012 announcement

Heise and the university of Berlin just announced the next iteration of the Plat_Forms programming contest. This time, the task all teams need to implement will be more "cloudy", not that frontend-heavy. Hopefully, PHP will perform better than in 2011 this time. If you have a team of 3 PHP developers and if you think you can compete with Ruby and Java: registration is open!

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Plat_Forms 2011 aftermath

In January 2011, the second iteration of the Plat_Forms contest had been conducted by FU Berlin Heise and OSBF. 16 Teams with 3 developers each were all given the same task. They had to implement as much as possible of the given requirements in a given time span in a controlled environment. After the event, the resulting code has been evaluated by the team around Prof. Lutz Prechelt and Ulrich St…

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Plat_Forms Contest 2011: it was great fun

On tuesday and wenesday last week, the 2011 version of the Plat_Forms contest took place. It was organized by FU Berlin, OSBF and publishing company Heise. 16 Teams of 4 (+1) different web application development platforms were given the same requirements and two days of time to develop as much as possible. I was again amazed by the great atmosphere and the cooperative attitude of the teams. T…

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Plat_Forms contest 2011

In 2007 there was a programming competition conducted by the university of berlin and "Heise Verlag": Different programming platforms for web applications (Java vs. PHP vs. Perl) should be compared and the result were analysed in many aspects. I took part as a member of the Zend team and had a lot of fun there. Now Prof. Prechelt from FU Berlin is setting up another challenge. In January 2011, …

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