Posted by edburns
on August 5, 2008 at 2:40 PM PDT
I describe the contest to write an XSLT stylesheet and win a copy of Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers.
We've been working on JSF 2.0 for over a year now and we're very
close to having solid specifications and implementations for our top two
Of course, the implementation of both of these issues has required lots
of work on smaller issues. However, at least 80% of the features people
want to see in JSF 2.0 are not touched by Ajax or EZComp. To help us
prioritize the issues, I'm having a contest.
The first person to give me a tested and working XSLT stylesheet (and
instructions on how to use it) that styles an XML export of the java.net
issue tracker issues will be sent an autographed copy of my new book
href="http://ridingthecrest.com/">Secrets of the Rock Star
Programmers. You'll have to paypal me the shipping and handling
cost. The winner can tell me how fast they want it and the costs will
be calculated from there.
The winning stylesheet must meet at least these requirements.
It has to be able to style
xml file (and others like it).
The result of running the style sheet on the XML input
must be something I can easily print (HTML or PDF, for
The printed output should have exactly one java.net
issue tracker issue per page. I have some del.icio.us links
on how to do this in HTML at <
You get a special bonus if you can tell me how to easily and cheaply
print these on 5"x7" index cards.
I plan to use this printed output to do a scrum-like feature
The contest will close next Tuesday, 12 August 2008 at 23:59 EDT.
Please send your entries to me via email to "ed dot burns at sun dot
com", and put "ACTION: XSLT CONTEST" as the subject.
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