Last week I wrote a bit about the OpenJDK quality team we plan to launch, and about one of our primary concerns. We are pretty sure there are many people who would like to contribute to Open JDK quality, because there are many people who see the vision of Java and want to see it live.
Yesterday I wrote a rant about the usability of web applications that depend on AJAX between stuff in a browser and stuff on a backend. It seems to have struck a chord with several others chiming in with concerns about the usability and reliability of this model.
I want to put out to the listeners a question which we've been pondering in the nascent Open JDK Quality Team. This team is still a work in progress, and we are due to become public as part of the "full launch" of the OpenJDK project (due to be released 'soon'.. stay tuned.. the marketing team has plans for another big announcement).
In The Swiss Duke I wondered if there are other uses of the Duke mascot. I just stumbled across jduchess.org: Duchess is a networking group for female Java developers. We are based in the Netherlands, but every Java-coding girl can join.
I see on jazoon.com's blog The first ever Swiss Duke now on jazoon.com a variant of our beloved Duke wearing Swiss garb.
They say: Jazoon, the international conference on Java™ technology, brings together experts and professional users of Java and open source tech
Last week I posted about some thinking we're doing about exposing Java SE team processes to the public and wondering what, if any, tools exist to help do this. Essentially the Java SE team has 12+ years experience with the processes we've developed to manage JDK development as a commercial project.
While getting ready to release the full OpenJDK project (due "in the Spring 2007" as we said at FOSDEM) it's giving us an opportunity to go through the processes and workflows the Java SE team has developed in the 12 or so years this project has existed.
A dozen tips for testing free software is an interesting article about OSS quality. I want to compare this with some ideas we in the OpenJDK Quality Team have for quality of the OpenJDK and commercial JDK releases.