During the three next months, the apartment will be deserted. We used the weekend to move the most important things out to the undisclosed locations. If everything goes alright, the renovation should be ready for the May Day. I’ll be posting pictures from the process here.
In other news: eWeek has today a nice interview from E-Trade’s Vice President of Architecture Lee Thompson. They are not just using open source but also trying to learn how to apply the best part of the methodology for their internal software development:
.. have a very large code base with a large number of committers, and [there is] the probability of conflicting change occurring. We have a very complicated application—nowhere near as complicated as a project like Microsoft’s Longhorn, but complicated enough that you’ll have, say, our stock options business, which is an employee benefit. They have some developers there who can make a change, and then somebody in our cash transfer business puts a change in, and they conflict, and we have to resolve that conflict in our build process. The way the open-source project does that is that the guys who are submitting the change for the employee benefits site would submit a patch, and the other team doing cash transfer would submit a patch, and the committers would look at both and go, ‘You know, that might conflict. We should probably do one versus the other
Oh, I updated the blog with a new style sheet – comments are welcome..