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From Denis Weerasiri <ddweeras...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2010 05:34:37 GMT
I am Denis Weerasiri, a final year student from University of Moratuwa, Sri
Lanka. I am hoping to participate in *GSOC* 2010 program. This would be my
second *GSOC*. Last year I worked in and successfully completed Apache ODE
project titled "Web-based BPEL debugger for Apache ODE". [1]

I would be willing to work on Apache Derby project, under derby tooling this
year if you are planning put any ideas forward. I have experience on
developing applications in databases, data mining[2] etc.
For last two weeks I went through some architecture and user documentations
and submitted few patches as well.
So are there any project ideas being considered as yet for Derby tooling
this year?

Best Regards
Denis Weerasiri

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On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Denis Weerasiri <ddweerasiri@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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