Day Software (SWX: DAYN) (OTCQX: DYIHY), a leading provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, today announced Russell Toris, a second-year college student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, as the winner of Day’s inaugural JCR Cup 2008. Toris’ innovative JCR-based web clipping application, “Crux,” beat out over 50 entries in Day’s first-ever competition to design a unique software application based on Day CRX, a commercially packaged version of Apache Jackrabbit and Apache Sling.
Toris named his JCR-based application as a play on word of Day’s CRX content infrastructure. Toris’ Crux application provides users a web clipping service so that they can simply surf the web, highlight interesting material on web pages, and then save the content with an URL to the source using standard keyboard Copy and Paste command. Users can then use their web browser to surf or search their web clippings anytime they want. College students like Toris doing online research can then quickly recall useful information from various websites while avoiding bookmarks and having to visit one-by-one individual web pages where the majority of material may be of little use. Said Toris: “The idea with Crux is, you can save the URL of a page, along with the portion of the page content you’re interested in, and ONLY that portion – the crux of the page – in the JCR repository. That way you’re saving only what you need: the URL, the content you’re interested in, and any tags or comments you want to apply. That’s it.”
Toris’ win was clear to the JCR Cup judges, however. According to David Nuescheler, Day’s co-founder and CTO, “Russell’s [Toris’] entry showed brilliance: a useful application, an innovative application – elegantly executing and really showcasing the power and simplicity of CRX. While judging this context was great fun because of the wealth of great ideas exhibited in the submitted applications, Toris’ stood out from the crowd. We knew it was the winner from the start. He underestimates his submission entirely.”
Day Software congratulates Russell Toris, and wishes him well as he completes his computer science degree and continues to build his expertise in Web 2.0, JCR, and CRX. Day’s CRX Developer edition is now available free-of-charge from Day’s website at http://www.day.com .
About JCR Cup 2008
Judges of the Day JCR Cup 2008 were David Nuescheler, Day CTO and spec lead of JSR 170 and JSR 283, Michael Marth, Technology Evangelist, and journalist Joe Ottinger. First prize in the Day JCR Cup 2008 was a 17” MacBook Pro and printer package. Two other entries in the JCR Cup earned honorable mentions: Alexander Mokrushin of Canada for an OpenLaszlo content management application, and Renaud Richardet from France for “Formation,” a drag-and-drop form creation tool. Both Alexander and Renaud each won a $400 Amazon voucher.