Junior Developers

Posted by naderman in Development with the tags , , , , , on June 17th, 2009

phpBB is continuing its process of opening up the development process. After an internal trial phase we have now opened up the Junior Developer Team to regular members of our community. An increasing amount of people involved in phpBB development should both speed up the development and improve quality.

During our internal testing phase TerraFrost and bantu have been Junior Developers. If you are following the svn commit mailinglist you probably noticed their work already. They have been contributing regularly and fixed quite a large number of bugs. We have since decided to invite TerraFrost onto the regular Development Team – a step we might repeat with other Junior Developers.

Our latest additions to the Junior Developer Team are nickvergessen, rxu and leviatan21. Their main task is fixing bugs. Before they commit their patches to our subversion repository they are reviewed by a Development Team member who makes sure all coding standards are met. Junior Developers can also work on entirely new features for an upcoming release. Along with all other team members they have access to our Development Forum in which strategic discussions about future phpBB development take place. They are welcome to contribute their own ideas and opinions in this forum.

Joining the Junior Development Team is by invitation only. If you’re interested in contributing to phpBB you should take a look at our Getting Involved page in the development section. Junior Developers are chosen based on their activity in the community and their prior experience. Detailed bug reports, useful comments on bug reports and submission of patches are much appreciated contributions which will certainly be noticed.

9 Responses to “Junior Developers”

Posted by yexusbeliever on June 17th, 2009 at 10:34 pm:

Congratulations to the new junior developers! I hope everything will go even faster in developmental plans and proceed to overjoy us users with your work.

Posted by Atmey on June 22nd, 2009 at 8:11 am:

Good to know the team is expanding, keep up the good work everyone. I would like to help, but I have to concentrate on the other projects I have.

Posted by John R on June 23rd, 2009 at 11:27 am:

Absolutely. It takes a certain kind of person to commit to projects like this.

Well done!

Posted by Opolo on June 26th, 2009 at 10:02 am:

phpbb people are stupid and ignorant. This idea is really dumb too. Use professionals and not newbies.

No doubt this will never be published since you idiots only allow comments that are in favour of these new thoughts with expectations of praise and positive reinforcement required in order to allow a public statement being allowed.

Posted by onehundredandtwo on July 5th, 2009 at 10:13 am:

@Opolo, these users have been members of phpBB for quite some time, and any changes must be approved by another Development Team Member.

Posted by S. Rathinagiri on July 10th, 2009 at 10:51 am:

Congrats to the new people.

Permitting young blood into the main stream would definitely fetch nice enhancements.

Thanks a lot for the whole team.

Posted by Jason Dwyer on July 14th, 2009 at 11:01 pm:

I am looking to start working on some open source programming. I am a recent graduate from the University of Pheonix, and I am in desperate need of some experience. I was told that this is a good way to get that.

Can you recommend a certain way to start this process?

Posted by michael wagner on July 27th, 2009 at 2:40 am:

Having seen the picture of the design team and how young they are, how young are the junior developers?

Posted by JimA on August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 am:

Michael wagner:

Nickvergessen is 21 and rxu is 37 according to the age set in their profile. 🙂

Leviatan21’s age is 39, although he recently left the Junior Development team.

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