WordPress Google Summer of Code development
Google Summer of Code is a great way for Google to contribute back into the web development community. WordPress once again has been selected to be sponsored on a number of coding projects.
The most exciting of which has got to be core integration of a caching function. This has been done for years with plugins, but if this is done right it is going to make a huge difference to theway WordPress handles high traffic sites.
Working side-by-side with the cache project is another to identify performance related issues. This will hopefully provide some direction on deeper optimisation of the core code to make it faster and more efficient.
Other projects include a theme editor framework and more on importing and exporting data.