Almost all developers have come to rely on open source solutions. We all benefit when we also give back. Contributions to an open source solution can range from bug reports, to patches, or even ideas. I have contributed to some popular projects, such as Apache Maven and Apache Tomcat. Below are projects where I made a notable contribution.
Project Lombok is an innovative Java library where one can use shorthand to generate code. I built the official Maven Plugin for the project.
OWASP Dependency Check is an open source solution designed to detect known vulnerabilities from dependencies. I helped optimize the code so that it would run faster, making it easier to integrate into a CI/CD pipeline.