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Blog Archive for robogeek during August 2005

Swing Sightings is a showcase for good quality Swing applications. The latest issue is no exception, having a slew of great looking and useful applications.
Like I said in my previous posting, I'm looking at the quality processes in open source projects. I'm studying how we in the Java quality team might be more open about what we're doing. On my way home tonight I stopped at a geeks book store and found Succeeding with Open Source. It has part of a chapter devoted to quality processes, and thought I'd share a little. The context of the chapter is...
Today I spent a few hours looking at the presence of quality organizations in different open source projects. Typically you think of an open source project has being some software developers scratching an itch, and so the processes circle around the software developers. So I expected to find little presence of quality organizations within the various open source projects. The results of my...
The leader of the Findbugs project, Bill Pugh visited Sun this week. He gave talks to various teams about the tool, showing its usefulness. One of the talks was to the management of my team, the Java Quality Engineering organization. It's a real interesting tool, doing what's called static analysis. If you haven't read about it, the basic technique is to scan through the classfiles (not source...
In last weeks javalobby newsletter, Rick Ross openly asked about whether Sun would be supporting IE7 in Java. If you think about it that's kind of a silly question, because of course we will (eventually). IE in general has such huge market penetration that we'd be fools not to. I wanted to be able to post a positive answer, saying "Yes, everybody, it's in the plan" and set out to find out what...