Google Summer of Code 2014 has concluded and both Apache jclouds students have successfully completed their projects, Amazon Glacier and Google Cloud Storage support.
If you are a new jclouds developer, or even if you are already developing jclouds support for any of the OpenStack or Rackspace APIs, you have likely seen the domain classes that are used throughout the the jclouds codebase. These classes are used to represent OpenStack resources, particularly the JSON structures supported by OpenStack APIs.
There's a lot going on this week for the jclouds community. Most importantly, we're really pleased to introduce two new committers: Andrea Turli and Chris Custine.
At OSCON 2014 I was fortunate enough to be selected to give an Ignite talk on the topic of documentation contribution. Below is a video from that Ignite. If you'd like to learn more about it, please read Walk n' Doc.
A common complaint about many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There's no silver bullet but one of my favourite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to walk up and contribute documentation.