I am a software developer looking to making programming more enjoyable and software development less painful. This is deeply motivated by my personal experiences writing code for a living and a lucrative yet challenging profession.
I saw great personal growth as a programmer and developer. I hope I can make it accessible to a lot many in my own small ways.
I’m currently employed as a contractor. Before this, it was about nine months of full-time open source funded by generous donors (glad to see DeepSource be one of them now). Before this, I worked at a media-tech startup. I built consumer-facing products there - from apps to APIs. These days, I provide my expertise in OCaml.
Simplicity of the tool - it was esy peasy!
I found Reason. Esy let me install my C and Reason deps reliably and intuitively. It was constantly and in development, and where it lacked in features, it made up for in reliability and welcoming community. Using it meant actively involved in its development, which was a pleasant experience as the maintainers, Andrey Popp, was very welcoming. It was a great learning experience. My time spent on the project gained me a lot more things that I gave back, I believe. Thanks, Andrey!
Package management for Reason and OCaml.
Balancing newcomer expectations. There are active marketing and selling of developer tools out there. I don’t think it’s bad, but when overdone, newcomers develop unrealistic expectations of tools thanks to a blog post by their favorite thought leader.
To make natively compiled software development more joyful and at the very least less painful. I think the founding developers put together a great tool with valuable primitives. My goal is to utilize them, build on top of them, share the knowledge, and see Esy in more hands.
npm i -g esy
Esy is driving the development at Outrun Labs, makers of Onivim.
Simpler lock files, cross compilation among others. Stay tuned.