The PL/SQL Challenge website has just gone live!
If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a website where you can pit your wits against a daily question by none other than Steven Feuerstein (yes that Steven Feuerstein!) and Finn Ellebaek Nielsen. Wait it’s even cooler than that, you can win cash (and other!) prizes and if that’s not enough to tempt you then you can see how you rank against other PL/SQL developers all over the world (and who wouldn’t want to know that!).
Steven asked APEX Evangelists (what seems like a long time ago – before we formed Sumneva) to help him create the front-end for the PL/SQL Challenge website (we previously created the I Love PL/SQL site for him) and we (myself, Dimitri Gielis and Paul Broughton) have worked in our ‘spare time’ to help to bring the site to life.
We of course used Oracle Application Express to create the front-end application (all of the back-end is PL/SQL code, what else did you expect from Steven?!), and even though I’m biased I have to say this makes for a dream development environment.
I have to say it’s been a pleasure to work with two professionals such as Steven and Finn. It really has been a baptism by fire for Paul working on such a project (how many interns get the chance to work with such giants as Steven?) but he more than rose to meet the challenge, thanks Paul!
So what are you waiting for? Go along…sign up…play the quiz…and see how well you can do (someone is going to win those prizes!).