Embarcadero Developer Community Challenge - build a great app using 0, 1 or 2 lines of code...

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"David I" challenges all members of the Embarcadero Developer Community to build a "meaningful" and/or "useful" app using RAD Studio 10 Seattle, Delphi 10 Seattle or C++Builder 10 Seattle and only use 0, 1 or 2 lines of code to accomplish the task. I call this challenge "The 10 Seattle 012 Challenge". You can use components, LiveBindings, runtime library and other IDE features. When you are finished, send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that I can take a look at your solution. As part of the challenge, you need to write about and/or upload the code and also create a short video (less than 5 minutes) that explains you app and the code.

Extra credit if the app is a multi-device FireMonkey (FMX) app. Extra credit if the app uses VCL. You can also decide to build a console app, web app, REST server and any other application type that 10 Seattle supports.

One warning: I'l take a dim view of apps that have zero, one or two lines of code that only calls your own .DLL, .Dylib, .SO, .Lib, .OBJ, .A, etc. that contains a lot of code you've written (if it is a commercial, shareware or open source reusable library or object, that is okay as long as you tell everyone that you are using it - just as it is okay to use components, libraries, etc that come with 10 Seattle).

I will use my best judgement to decide on the top 5 finalists and will then ask the Embarcadero Developer Community to decide on the first, second and third winners from the five finalists. The winners will receive a "collectible" from my 30 years stash of stuff :D

I have blogged about several solutions with these constraints on this blog in the past that might give you an idea of what is possible:

The "10 Seattle 012" challenge starts today! The deadline for submissions is December 11, 2015.  I can't wait to see how creative you can be with zero, one or two lines of code!  Game on!!!


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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.


  • VicFernandes
    VicFernandes Saturday, 30 January 2016

    Cant wait for the results! :)

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