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From Denis Weerasiri <ddweeras...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2010 04:54:35 GMT
Hi devs,
Does anyone have more ideas related to derby tools?

Cheers,
Denis

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net
> wrote:

> Tiago Espinha wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> My name is Tiago Espinha and I participated in last year's edition of
>> Google Summer of Code. I've decided to participate again this year
>>
>
> Welcome back and thanks for pulling DERBY-728 out of the freezer.   It is
> an often requested improvement.   I put the labels "mentor" and "gsoc" on
> the issue which is this year's  process for introducing it as a google
> summer of code idea.  For GSOC you are not limited to the ideas marked in
> Jira, but can introduce your own idea as long as you find a mentor willing
> to pick it up.
>
> I have always been a bit skeptical of code generation tools.  It has been
> well over a decade since I have even looked at one, but my experience was
> that  while great for prototyping, they just did not produce maintainable or
> properly commented code and were not practical when working on a mature
> existing code base like Derby,  but am willing to be proven wrong.
>
> As for something meaty for your thesis, DERBY-472 Full text indexing and
> search is forever popular.  DERBY-11 is a more SQL focussed project but
> should be a challenge.  DERBY-672 user defined aggregates might be
> interesting too, but I don't know how much work it is exactly.   I think
> there may be some pending XML work too.   Unfortunately though I can't step
> forward as a mentor on any of these and hope you will  work on DERBY-728
> this summer and start on a feature of some sort in the fall.
>
>
> Kathey
>
>

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