The Code Project, Mainsoft Announce 'Race to Linux'

Cross-platform Competition Challenges .NET Developers to Port ASP.NET Apps to


Sep 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from Mainsoft Corporation

    TORONTO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
      What:     The Code Project, a virtual community comprised of 2.2 million
                Visual Studio(R) developers worldwide, today announced that
                registrations for the first-ever "Race to Linux(R)," sponsored
                by Mainsoft(R) Corporation and IBM, are now open.
                The Race to Linux challenges Visual Studio developers to port
                existing ASP.NET applications to Linux using their
                cross-platform tool of choice (e.g. Mono, Grasshopper, PHP,
                Macromedia, etc.).  The Code Project will announce which
                ASP.NET application needs to run on IBM xSeries  Linux at the
                start of each race.
                The winners of each of the three races will win an Xbox 360.
                In addition, contestants using Grasshopper will also qualify to
                win an Xbox 360 game of their choice.  Limit one Xbox 360 and
                one game per participant.
      When:     The first race begins Monday, September 19th at 8:00 a.m. North
                America PT.  Check The Code Project for additional start times.
      Where:    Registrants can sign up at
      Why:      One in five Code Project community members uses Linux
                development technologies, and sixteen percent use Java.  Recent
                studies by Evans Data Corporation ( indicate
                there is a growing interest in cross-platform Linux
                development.  In the United States, one in five developers that
                use the Visual Studio .NET IDE as their primary development
                environment has written an application that runs on Linux.
                That percent is expected to increase to twenty-five percent by
                2006.  In both Europe and Asia, Linux application development
                is expected to jump to one in three Visual Studio developers by
                The Code Project is hosting the Race to Linux to encourage
                Visual Studio developers to experiment with .NET-to-Linux
                porting options and share best practices in successfully
                porting .NET server applications to Linux.
                For more information visit
      Press Contacts:
      Jodi Schechter                          Jenna Dobkin
      The Code Project                        Mainsoft Corporation          
      416-642-1998 x 151                      415-652-2185

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