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Blog Archive for robogeek during November 2005

The other day I wrote about a patent some of us in the quality team received over a test execution scheduling tool we developed. While the patent and the software is interesting, the thing that's really interesting is what that software enables us to do. Namely ... because of DTF we are able to schedule execution of a tremendous amount of testing on a wide set of platform combinations. Without...
Okay, go http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/srchnum.htm to the patent lookup service and enter this number: 6,961,937 Scan a few names down the list and you'll see yours truly. I'm speechless, astonished, and more. I kinda don't like patents, but there it is, my name on a patent. This means I'm going to have to hunt up my resume and add a new section on Patents Awarded. My gosh. I think that I...
I've written a couple posts about my trip here to Bangalore. I've been talking about the life in India, as seen through my western eyes. While there's such a wide variety of stuff like that I could talk about ... I also want to talk about the Java Quality Team here in Bangalore. It's these people I've spent the last two weeks with. We have perhaps 30 people in Bangalore, and one more in...
I'm still visiting the Quality team in Bangalore, and want to share some more observations about life here. A significant portion of the Java SE quality team, sustaining engineering and even development engineering teams are located here in Bangalore. It seems to me worthwhile to talk about life here so that you who use Java can see a little about where those of us who create Java live....
A few months ago I posted some initial impressions on Find Bugs. Since then my backburner task has been to study how to use the tool with the tools developed by the Java Quality Team. The Java Quality team has several tools (harnesses, test frameworks, etc) to aid the work we do. I've discussed bits about them before, so I won't go into that again. Suffice to say the managers were impressed...
Sun is a global company, and we have engineering centers all over the world. One of the biggest of these is in Bangalore, and the Java SE team has a lot of people here. I'm visiting here this week and next to meet with and work with some of my colleagues here. In some ways Bangalore couldn't be more inconveniently located for collaboration with a team based in California. India is basically 12...