Recent blog entries for jrobbins

I just added the sstree project to advogato. This is a project that I spun out of ReadySET. sstree is a super-simple CSS and JS tree widget. It is small and simple, but it is useful and, I hope, a good starting point for others to use. ReadySET uses it to organize the list of all its software engineering templates (e.g., test plans, use cases, feature specs).

I have a new idea that I think is pretty cool: log-structured web sites. This is not a blog, although it could be used for that or any other kind of website. The advantage is that all site content is cacheable and updates to a complex website reach end-users quickly. I might use this idea in the successor to readyset.

I recently launched the ReadySET project to help promote better software engineering practices.

I have restarted the tigris.org reading group.

I am thinking of starting to use advogato as my main blog now.

I have a new home page: jrobbins.org.

Current activities

  • Teaching a software engineering course at UC Irvine.

  • Preparing a new open source project to be described in about a month

  • Slowly building the tigris.org community to promote open source software engineering

  • Writing a book chapter for a upcoming book on OSSE

  • Getting back into development on GEF and ArgoUML

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!