Visit to Sun to talk about FindBugs, static analysis, and other fun stuff?

David Herron David.Herron at Sun.COM
Mon Jul 16 15:48:13 PDT 2007

I've sent Bill a couple emails w/o a reply.  I and others in the SE SQE 
team are interested to talk with him.

- David

Emil.Sarpa at Sun.COM wrote:
> Bill and others. . .Has anything happened as actions around the 
> request of
> Bill?  Let me know if I can help.
> Emil
> Bill Pugh wrote:
>> I'm in the Bay area from now until August 18th.
>> I'm working with and visiting a number of companies, and I'd be 
>> happy  to hang out at Sun for a chunk of time.
>> Want I'd really like to do over this summer to to work with the Java  
>> SE and Glassfish teams to make sure that we can get setup effective  
>> deployments of FindBugs set up internally. Rather than worrying 
>> about  scrubbing the code base of all of the issues in old, old code, 
>> the  main thing I think we should strive for is ensuring that any 
>> newly  introduced issues get examined. We've got a number of tools 
>> for doing  that, and will be adding more over the summer.
>> One of the things that might be useful it to just spend an afternoon  
>> sitting down with a group of engineerings and auditing some FindBugs  
>> results. It might help you understand the issues FindBugs is  
>> reporting, and help me understand your priorities as far as which  
>> issues you think warrant fixing with code changes.
>> If there is demand for a talk on FindBugs, I'd be happy to give one.  
>> I've given that talk a number of times at Sun and JavaOne, but with  
>> churn and stuff there are always new people around who haven't seen it.
>> We are intently working on getting a strawman for JSR-305  
>> implemented, and I'd be interesting in talking about that later in  
>> the summer.
>> Bill

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