A couple months back I released Fay in a preliminary stage, with a little web site of its own. I haven’t blogged about it yet, so I thought I’d do that.
And lo, when God created the world, he looked at it, and saw that it was good.
After seeing Inventing on Principle1, I was profoundly influenced by Bret Victor’s message. His talk was impressive, but his message was moreso. The idea that I took away from watching it was:
“If you recognise something as a problem, and you have the capability to fix it, you have a moral duty to fix that problem.”
I’ll note that Elm and Roy also inspired me to give it a go.
Fast-forward a couple months, I decide it’s time to re-brand it to something friendly and put it online. I called it “Fay.”
Someone posted it to Reddit’s programming forum and Hacker News, and the site got about ten thousand hits in two days. Lots of interest generated, and people emailed me asking what the implications of such a project are. That’s really encouraging!
After putting it on Github I had quite a few contributions, too!
Today and tomorrow I’ll be producing a bunch of demo examples of Fay code, and finalizing my short 20-minute talk.
Fay is missing some things that would be nice to have:
But these can wait a bit of time. I could/would write more, in more detail, but I have a lot of stuff to do at the moment. So, apologies for the brief post, but I thought it was worth having this post in the blog for the sake of chronology, and to get this series of events out of my system. That’s the point of a blog, right?