I love free software and I do a fair share of work on free software projects. Most of my projects are in the realms of Clojure, Ruby and Emacs and aim to help software engineers be more productive.
My projects are spread over several GitHub accounts:
Here’s a brief run-down of my (somewhat) popular projects.1
- RuboCop (linter/code formatter for Ruby)
- Ruby Style Guide
- Rails Style Guide
- RSpec Style Guide
- Minitest Style Guide
These days (circa 2018) Clojure free software work consumes most of my time and energy.
I’m the author of a few projects:
- CIDER (powerful Clojure interactive development environment for Emacs)
- cider-nrepl (nREPL middleware for Clojure editors and IDEs)
- orchard (essential functionality for Clojure development tools, used internally by
- incomplete (a simple Clojure code completion library)
- inf-clojure (basic Clojure interactive development environment for Emacs)
And the primary maintainer or a co-maintainer of a ton of commonly used tools and libraries focused at creating powerful Clojure editing experience:
- nREPL (a network REPL server)
- Piggieback (ClojureScript support for nREPL)
- Drawbridge (HTTP support for nREPL)
- Fastlane (Transit support for nREPL)
- compliment (the ultimate Clojure code completion library)
- sayid (Clojure tracer/debugger)
- clojuredocs-edn-export (daily EDN exports of the data from https://clojuredocs.org)
- parseclj (Clojure parser written in Emacs Lisp)
- parseedn (EDN parser written in Emacs Lisp)
Emacs is the One True Editor and my biggest life-long obsession. You can safely describe me as an unreasonable (but powerful) Emacs wielding fanatic!
- Prelude (an Emacs distribution)
- Projectile (project management and navigation package)
- Crux (a collection of useful Emacs commands)
- super-save (auto-save your work when moving around)
- guru-mode (helps you remember the basic Emacs keybindings)
- Zenburn theme for Emacs
- Solarized theme for Emacs
You can find my personal Emacs configuration here.
Since 2018 I have a dedicated blog, named Meta Redux, for my OSS work.
Working on free software projects is a lot of fun, but it also takes a lot of time and energy. I’d love to be able to turn my free software hobby work into my job, but I’ll need a lot of help from you to get there!
If you like my work, consider supporting it via one of following funding platforms:
Popular meaning that they have other users besides me. ↩