This competition while similar to a component competition is different in that what TopCoder would normally release as several separate components is being developed as one unit of work. This competition will not be rated, but will award DR Points. It will feature extended submission (10 day) and review (4 day) phases.
The work itself contains a Domain Object Model (DOM) of POJO and JPA mapping to a Relational Data store. It also contains a generic Object factory and 6 individual DAO’s. This component will be used by future components to provide data access/persistence for a number of web services.
The technologies include Java, JDK 1.5, JPA and EJB 3.0.
Find out more at http://www.topcoder.com/tc?module=ViewActiveContests&ph=113