Curl Corporation Challenges Developers: Enter Your Best, Most Innovative Next-Generation Web Applications in our Programming Contest

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Curl Corporation

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Curl Corporation today challenged its growing legion of developers to compete
 in a month-long contest.  "The Best of the New Web" calls on developers to
 create innovative new applications that use Curl's state-of-the-art Web
 application development platform.  Curl was founded by MIT visionaries
 including World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee and Dr. Michael Dertouzos,
 director of the MIT Lab for Computer Science.  Curl technology is considered
 by many to be the most important development since the creation of the Web.
     Curl's "Best of the New Web" competition will illustrate the importance of
 developing a Curl programming style.  It will showcase the important
 subtleties of the Curl(TM) Content Language as the company continues to
 proliferate the rapidly growing use of the Curl Surge Lab(TM) integrated
 development environment.
     Robert L. Batty, vice president of sales and marketing at Curl, said:
 "Curl technology uses the power of the client device, pushing the application
 further from the Web server to the edge of the network.  Developers use Curl
 to bring richer content, greater speed and a new level of interactivity to the
 Web.  They create next-generation applications that vastly improve the way the
 Web operates for e-commerce, business and entertainment.  We're looking
 forward to seeing how developers in this competition leverage the inherent
 flexibility of the Curl language to create innovative applications."
     Surge Lab, which includes a syntax-sensitive Source Editor, Debugger,
 development tools and a complete set of developer documentation, is in Beta
 and available to developers at no charge.  It can be downloaded from
 www.curl.com.  Associated with Surge Lab are more than 4,000 API modules
 organized into a number of categories familiar to programmers, such as a
 graphical user interface toolkit and a 2-D and 3-D graphics subsystem
 containing a complete key-frame animation capability.
     Contestants have until May 15, 2001 to submit a Curl application in such
 categories as Cool Graphics, Games, or Interactive Web sites.  Curl judges
 will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
 
     * Originality
     * Programming style
     * Use of the subtleties of the Curl technology
 
     Contest developers will have access to Curl support services, and are
 encouraged to ask for help and to post their comments during the development
 process.  Curl will post the winning applications on its Web site as examples
 of groundbreaking projects that can be accomplished using Curl Surge Lab.
     Competition winners will receive the following awards: The Gold Prize is
 $1,000; the Silver Prize is $600; and the Bronze Prize is $400.  All
 participants are also eligible to win a Curl T-shirt.
     Contest details and official rules are at
 www.curl.com/html/developers/contestwelcome.jsp
 
     About Curl Corporation
     Curl Corporation enables Web content providers, creators of e-commerce
 sites and programmers to develop and deploy next-generation Web pages and
 applications by providing full application-level functionality and a
 substantially richer, more interactive user experience.  Curl's client-side
 processing capability significantly boosts performance and dramatically
 improves the online experience for conducting business, supporting e-commerce
 and enhancing entertainment.  The Curl technology substantially reduces file
 sizes typically associated with rich media, which allows for faster downloads
 at a cost lower than standard Web content delivery.  Curl, located in
 Cambridge, Mass., was founded by a team of internationally renowned computer
 scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  For more
 information, visit www.curl.com.
 
     Curl, Surge and Surge Lab are trademarks of Curl Corporation.  All other
 trademarks appearing in this press release are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Curl Corporation today challenged its growing legion of developers to compete
 in a month-long contest.  "The Best of the New Web" calls on developers to
 create innovative new applications that use Curl's state-of-the-art Web
 application development platform.  Curl was founded by MIT visionaries
 including World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee and Dr. Michael Dertouzos,
 director of the MIT Lab for Computer Science.  Curl technology is considered
 by many to be the most important development since the creation of the Web.
     Curl's "Best of the New Web" competition will illustrate the importance of
 developing a Curl programming style.  It will showcase the important
 subtleties of the Curl(TM) Content Language as the company continues to
 proliferate the rapidly growing use of the Curl Surge Lab(TM) integrated
 development environment.
     Robert L. Batty, vice president of sales and marketing at Curl, said:
 "Curl technology uses the power of the client device, pushing the application
 further from the Web server to the edge of the network.  Developers use Curl
 to bring richer content, greater speed and a new level of interactivity to the
 Web.  They create next-generation applications that vastly improve the way the
 Web operates for e-commerce, business and entertainment.  We're looking
 forward to seeing how developers in this competition leverage the inherent
 flexibility of the Curl language to create innovative applications."
     Surge Lab, which includes a syntax-sensitive Source Editor, Debugger,
 development tools and a complete set of developer documentation, is in Beta
 and available to developers at no charge.  It can be downloaded from
 www.curl.com.  Associated with Surge Lab are more than 4,000 API modules
 organized into a number of categories familiar to programmers, such as a
 graphical user interface toolkit and a 2-D and 3-D graphics subsystem
 containing a complete key-frame animation capability.
     Contestants have until May 15, 2001 to submit a Curl application in such
 categories as Cool Graphics, Games, or Interactive Web sites.  Curl judges
 will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
 
     * Originality
     * Programming style
     * Use of the subtleties of the Curl technology
 
     Contest developers will have access to Curl support services, and are
 encouraged to ask for help and to post their comments during the development
 process.  Curl will post the winning applications on its Web site as examples
 of groundbreaking projects that can be accomplished using Curl Surge Lab.
     Competition winners will receive the following awards: The Gold Prize is
 $1,000; the Silver Prize is $600; and the Bronze Prize is $400.  All
 participants are also eligible to win a Curl T-shirt.
     Contest details and official rules are at
 www.curl.com/html/developers/contestwelcome.jsp
 
     About Curl Corporation
     Curl Corporation enables Web content providers, creators of e-commerce
 sites and programmers to develop and deploy next-generation Web pages and
 applications by providing full application-level functionality and a
 substantially richer, more interactive user experience.  Curl's client-side
 processing capability significantly boosts performance and dramatically
 improves the online experience for conducting business, supporting e-commerce
 and enhancing entertainment.  The Curl technology substantially reduces file
 sizes typically associated with rich media, which allows for faster downloads
 at a cost lower than standard Web content delivery.  Curl, located in
 Cambridge, Mass., was founded by a team of internationally renowned computer
 scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  For more
 information, visit www.curl.com.
 
     Curl, Surge and Surge Lab are trademarks of Curl Corporation.  All other
 trademarks appearing in this press release are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
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