I’m very happy to relay that one of the Google Summer of Code 2009 submissions around JBoss DNA has been accepted for funding.
Bojidar Penchev will be developing a DDL sequencer. This means that whenever a DDL file is uploaded into a DNA repository, DNA can automatically extract a representation of the database structure and push it in the repository where it can be easily accessed, searched, and used. Bojidar is a 3rd year undergrad student majoring in computer science at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and has had several internships working with DDL grammars and ANTLR. That experience will no doubt help him as he tackles the DDL sequencer for a number of DDL grammars. Stay tuned to hear more about his progress.
We’d like to thank all of the students that participated this year. There were several great project applications, and making our selection was tough. Unfortunately for us, there were also a lot of excellent projects submitted around JBoss and Fedora. I certainly wish we had more slots. We hope to not lose touch with them and hope they find time to participate some other way.
Thanks also to Google for continuing this incredible program. Working on open source is very rewarding and a great way for students to get exposure in real world development scenarios. And it’s just brilliant that the GSoC program is able to fund students during the summer so they can more easily afford the time to contribute.