Google sponsors two Drupal developers to Testing Sprint, Paris


Thanks to the amazing Leslie Hawthorn and the awesome Chris DiBona, we can add an additional two sprinters to the list for SimpleTest Sprint, Paris! Both Charlie Gordon (me) and Jimmy Berry (aka boombatower) are now going to be at the testing sprint! Let's all thank Google for this awesome act of kindness towards the Drupal community!

SimpleTest is critical to Drupal, not only for quality assurance, but also to postpone the code freeze so we can add more features to Drupal 7 and make it as awesome as possible.


As this beautiful graph clearly shows, after Drupal has made the switch to complete SimpleTest coverage for core, the quality of Drupal will skyrocket, as we will be able to ensure that each patch committed to core does not break any of the SimpleTests, therefore less bugs and more features! When we have complete core SimpleTest coverage for Drupal, we will be free to explore awesome new features instead of spending precious time on bug hunting and bug fixing.

Let's make that Drupal 7 release a killer! :)

Thanks to Google, Leslie Hawthorn, and Chris DiBona for speeding up this process. We promise to save the world for you!

Comments

This is great news for the

This is great news for the Drupal community! Hurrah for Leslie, Chris, and Google!

As far as your graph- I think it's inaccurate :P. I'm being nitpicky. Future Drupal will have an accelerated rate of growth, not a slower one than before :)
And Simpletests themselves won't improve Drupal core- they will improve the ability of the community to improve Drupal core.

Hehe, hope you are doing okay Charlie.

About the graph

The graph does not represent rates of growth. It simply demonstrates how SimpleTest will cover the quality-assurance aspect of Drupal, leaving us free to focus on the features.

It also doubles as an outlet for my insanely awesome artistic abilities.

AWESOME!

Just like Google and SoC and Leslie and Scott. Go save the world!

Congratualtions, and Thanks!

Congratulations on being sponsored and thank you for working towards providing Drupal core with this most critical coverage!

Sandwiches

That's totally awesome, guys! Make sandwiches happen!

Janus headed...

Always intriguing to follow a conversation between birdmanx and charlie ... ;)
I must say I am astonished how fast it has been from Dries call to action (which was surely precedented by an awful lot of discussion and frustration) and the actual heat of the moment. Great!

As I recently read in a business IT Magazine, code sprints are not only a fun thing and very effective, but also a way to develop that is regarded to have much future. So - you are right at the front of the train.

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