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Project Lombok's Roel Spilker: Why rejecting good ideas is the hardest part of being a maintainer

Project Lombok maintainer Roel Spilker thinks the hardest part of being a maintainer is rejecting good feature ideas. It’s heartbreaking, he said, to ...
Brenna Heaps
by Brenna Heaps
on August 27, 2019

A peek inside the Tidelift technology stack

By Jeremy Katz on August 22, 2019
Like most engineers, I’m always curious about the technology stack the companies I admire are built upon. We’ve had several people ask about what we ...

Implementing security and licensing policies with Tidelift

By Havoc Pennington on August 20, 2019
 The Tidelift Subscription can help you avoid introducing security and licensing problems into your open source dependencies. We partner with ...

How an annoying Python package led Alex Clark to create Pillow

By Brenna Heaps on August 15, 2019
While working in a Python CMS called Plone, Alex Clark kept running into issues with its imaging library, PIL, caused by the non-standard way it was ...

Bus factor, boss factor, and the economics of disappearing maintainers

By Luis Villa on August 13, 2019
We've jokingly referred to the problem of disappearing maintainers as "bus factor" for about as far back as I can remember. In short, the idea is ...

Project Lombok core maintainer Reinier Zwitserloot shares his open source journey

By Brenna Heaps on August 8, 2019
Reinier Zwitserloot’s journey into the world of open source is a familiar one: he discovered a problem he thought he could fix, so he and his ...

react-native-camera is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on August 6, 2019
react-native-camera is a comprehensive camera module for React Native that supports photographs, videos, face detection, barcode scanning, and text ...

Product + Design at Tidelift

By Lauren Hanford on August 1, 2019
Designers are often tasked with delivering broad, strategic thinking on sketches, states, flows, and experiences. What does it look like to apply ...

Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari shares his open source software journey

By Brenna Heaps on July 30, 2019
Meet Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari. Olivier is a software engineer from France, and he’s a core maintainer of Material-UI, a ...

SockJS is now part of the Tidelift Subscription

By Brenna Heaps on July 25, 2019
SockJS is a browser JavaScript library that provides a WebSocket-like object. SockJS gives you a coherent, cross-browser, Javascript API which ...

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