Code Rally Challenge is a fun racing game designed to help you improve your Java coding skills. Today sees a great new addition to the game: node.js! That’s right, node.js is now a part of the Code Rally Challenge and will be live at InterConnect in dev@ on the Expo Floor.

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Peter McCaffrey, IBM’s Application Platform Marketing Director, gave us the low-down on the game:

“For those of you not familiar with the Code Rally Challenge, it is an open source racing game in which Developers program a vehicle (now in either Java or Node.js) to race around a virtual track. The game incorporates WAS Liberty, Bluemix, Java EE, Node.js and Node-RED and xc and is a fun way to introduce WebSphere technologies to the Developer community. The Code Rally Challenge appears all over the world in-person and also run through an annual Online Challenge in North America, Europe, Brazil, China and India. In 2015 the Code Rally Online Challenge grew 133% YTY- reaching 1,900 developers. We will be launching the 2016 Code Rally Online Challenge later this quarter. Stay tuned for more information.”

For more details on how to play the game, as well as how to play in Node.js, check out the Code Rally Challenge page.