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23 October 2016
Software Quality Award, 2017
This is the third year of the Software Quality Award. The prize is still the same—$4,096. The rules are still the same. Read on. Previous years are here: 2015, 2016.
Registration is open! Fill THIS FORM to submit.
One person can submit only one project.
Submissions are accepted until the September 1, 2017.
I will check the commit history to make sure you're the main contributor to the project.
I reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.
All submissions will be published on this page (including rejected ones).
Results will be announced October 15, 2017 on this page and by email.
The best project will receive $4,096.
Final decisions will be made by me and are not negotiable (although I may invite other people to help me make the right decision).
Winners that received any cash prizes in previous years can't submit again.
Each project must be:
Open source (in GitHub).
At least 10,000 lines of code.
At least one year old.
Object-oriented (that's the only thing I understand).
The best project is selected using this criteria.
What doesn't matter:
Popularity. Even if nobody is using your product, it is still eligible for this award. I don't care about popularity; quality is the key.
Programming language. I believe that any language, used correctly, can be applied to design a high-quality product.
Buzz and trends. Even if your project is yet another parser of command line arguments, it's still eligible for the award. I don't care about your marketing position; quality is all.
By the way, if you want to sponsor this award and increase the bonus, email me.
These projects submitted so far (in order of submission):