Herculean Group

Herculean Group is an open source team I’ve started along with David Whitehurst of Cape Henry Technologies. We’re still working out the details, but the idea is to build a team around development tools and related processes, with an eye towards refining the techniques of distributed development, deployments, testing, planning and project management, using open source tools.

I met David online on a site called SiliconIndia, where I found him while looking for a mentor on entrepeneurship. He’s written a book on AppFuse (a Java framework) and is a member of the CAS steering committee.

We’re building the infrastructure of Herculean Group along the model of a QA-SITE using 4 Linode VPS. We’re also using Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Fisheye.) We’re currently using the software stack David knows best: Java, Spring, Struts2, Hibernate, AppFuse, and Maven.

Our first project is a requirements management tool called Harvest.

One thing that appeals to me about the project is that it is a proof of concept for a large scale QA-SITE deployment. Another is that it gives me a chance to learn about AppFuse and Maven. And thirdly, David is a pretty cool guy.

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