For a really long time now I’ve wanted to get my development related projects, essays, and other ramblings into a more coherent place on the web. At the same time, I’ve been thinking a lot about this “movement” (for lack of a better word) that I’ve grown a small part of that is simplifying, humanizing, and opening up IT.
There’s a significant portion of the development community that’s just plain pissed off at the status quo and have begun pursuing radically different ways of building and delivering systems from what is now commonly accepted by the established industry. To our delight, we’re finding that There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom and that the next big thing in IT should really be making it smaller.
We’re also finding that this new-think will not be accepted by the mainstream analyst firms, tech publications, and vendor powerhouses on simple merit. Pimping the latest acronym from the latest vendor with the latest money is a much easier way of bringing in stupid amounts of cash than is trying to move an industry forward in providing real value to actual people. So screw you guys - your goals are in direct competition with those of my customers.
As you can see, I’m a little bitter… But I’m also excited - we’re assembling a stack of tools and techniques that are demonstrably superior and yet somehow much simpler than those of the mainstream past. We’re starting companies and controlling our future and it just feels right.
So I’m proud to announce that lesscode.org is open for business. It’s still a work in progress but here are my goals for the place:
Advocate, communicate, and discuss the happenings of the
Provide tools and resources for like minded individuals to collaborate on projects (subversion, mailman, trac, etc).
I’m also prepared to chase funding in the form of hosting, bandwidth, admin time, etc. should their be significant interest in the concept.