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Since the initial release of SAPlink at TechEd last year, we have had an overwhelming response from the community. There are currently over 1600 downloads, there have been three releases of the core code, and numerous plugins have been created by our fellow enterprise geeks.

To see if we can take participation to a new level, we will now be awarding SDN points to those who help fix issues, develop enhancements and plugins, create documentation, and even QA/testing. Not only will you earn points, but you will also go down in history as a permanent member of the SAPlink Hall of Fame. =) For every new bug or feature request entered on the project issue page, we will review it and assign points according to it’s complexity. All of these items are then fair game to anyone who wants to help out. Once a patch has been submitted, verified, and committed into the source, the contributor’s will be awarded their well deserved points accordingly. To read more details, visit the SAPlink contributor wiki page.

Thanks to Craig, we will also be giving away a few SDN Ubergeek 1GB USB Wristbands to some of the top contributors. More details coming soon…

This is a good time to enter your SAPlink feature requests since, hopefully, even more developers will be getting involved in future releases. To view existing bugs & features or to submit new, visit the SAPlink project page.

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    1. Ed Herrmann Post author
      haha…I don’t know about points, but you always have a special place in my heart, Anton. 🙂 We need to find some testers that are as quick and thorough as you.

      Thanks for the heads up, I have fixed the link on the blog post and the project home page.

      Cheers,
      ewH

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  1. Thomas Jung
    Since this is an open source project, someone could of course create a bug and the post a bug fix to their own problem. I’m sure no one around here would stoop to those levels, but as I was reading it reminded me of a old Dilbert cartoon strip that I used to have hanging in my cubicle wall:

    The boss informers all the developers that in an effort to increase quality they will be paying bonuses for every bug found.  Dilbert points out that of course the same developers finding the bugs are the ones creating them in the first place.  As everyone leaves Wally makes this remark: “I’m gonna code me a new mini-van”.

    Of course there is the story where Microsoft actually tried this: http://www.digg.com/tech_news/Microsoft_employees_get_paid_extra_$$_to_find_bugs_in_Vista_Beta_2

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      1. Thomas Jung
        I’m glad you found the original strip.  I searched around for quite a while this morning and couldn’t find it. I wish there was a search engine for old Dilberts.
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    1. Ed Herrmann Post author
      No worries, Aleks.  We like when people actually take the time to enter an issue on the project page instead of sending us direct email for help.  🙂

      Cheers,
      ewH

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    1. Ed Herrmann Post author
      Amazing, isnt it? Remember though, we are also fellow developers that never get credit. 🙂

      Your points for the documentation are on the way too; we are still waiting for them to be processed.

      Cheers,
      ewH

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