Artur Hefczyc Application 2006

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My name is Artur Hefczyc and I am currently living in UK, Cambridge. I am applying for membership to the JFS.


I am 36 old software enginner living in Cambridge, UK. Apart from my professional job I used to participate to a few open source projects: GeoTools, GenerGuide, WTTools and the last one, Jabber/XMPP related: Tigase Server. Most of my profesional work was around implementation of network servers and network protocols.

Apart from software development work I wrote also a few articles about working with emacs and XML: "Emacs and JDEE", "Tools and methods for XML" and "Editing XML files".

Software development is not just a way to earn money for me. I like doing it, I enjoy creating something new and I have a big fun when I can see as other people use my software.

A few years ago I found information about new IM protocol - Jabber. As that was (and still is?) the first fully open protocol and the idea about distributed IM network seemed very interesting I started to use it. After some time, using Jabber client was not enough for me. I decided I want to have my own server installed.

About 20 months ago I started to think about own implementation of Jabber/XMPP server. That was start of Tigase project. At the moment there is kind of pilot version on project site. This version has been created to learn about protocol and possible issues and it contains many limitations. I am about, however, to release second version of the server which is redesigned and most of the parts are re-implemented.

At the moment Tigase project includes not just Jabber/XMPP server but also dedicated XML parser and test suite with built-in scripting language for testing network servers.

Jabber/XMPP Projects

About 18 months ago I started to work


Plans for the future

Jabber - Why I like it

Why I'm applying