This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I've been developing and running www.fantasy-f1.Net for several years, and recently completed a large porting exercise from Microsoft ASP to Java/Jsp/Struts. I'm looking for a buyer. Full details follow:
Fantasty-F1.Net is a web site dedicated to running a fantasy team management game based around the F1 season. In addition to the game, it also provides news and statistics although these are lesser features. The site as just unde 5,900 registered accounts, of which just over 5,000 are active; approximately 2,000 are taking part in the 2006 competition.
The buyer of the site will get the following assets: - The domain names fantasy-f1.net (paid for until 2010) and fantasy-a1gp.net (currently parked, paid for until 2009). - Current hosting arrangements with www.nameonthe.net paid for until September 2006. - The full Fantasy F1 database (users, statistics, article text etc). - Non-exclusive rights to use the Java source code and Ant build files. - A list of known issues (needless to say I cannot guarantee that this is an exhaustive list), suggeted areas for improvement etc.
Running costs are about �250 a year maximum (plus prizes offered), income this year is expected to be about �100 over running costs.
Fantasy-F1.Net has been running for over six years and in that time has built links with a number of teams. Despite not being a card-carrying journalist I have: - Attended team launches (Sauber, Jaguar, BAR and BMW) - Access to the media resources of Williams, McLaren, Honda, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Super Aguri, BMW Sauber and Midland F1, with permission to use images on the web site from all of these teams (this access and permission to use images would transfer with the sale)
From a technical perspective the site is written entirely in Java, using Apache Struts and JSP for the front end. It uses Java 1.5 (although it would also run under Java 1.4), and runs in a Tomcat 5.5 web container. The database is currently mySQL, but no database-specific code has been written so it could be moved to Postgres or some other platform.
The core software could actually be used to run any Java based web site. The software is written as a number of individual modules (with clear interfaces and dependencies) and by taking out the two that relate to the game and F1, you are left with core site functionality to support user registration, self service and management, and facilities to publish and maintain content. The front end of the site has some support for different presentation platforms (normal web browser, PDA browser) but this has not been fully implemented. On request I will supply a list of Java modules together with the functionality they support. There are 13 modules, with 1,100 Java files and 350 JSP files. There are also 4 stand-alone programs to support running the site - sending email, checking database integrity, and other facilities.
I own the intellectual property rights to all of the code that I have written. All other code used is Open Source.
Best offer around $1000 (�500)... contact me as webmaster at the site.
SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA
Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Despite the large flood of offers for this site ;-) I have now taken it off the market.