While Durandal has only been publicly available for about a year now, the community has grown at a breakneck pace. As a result, we’ve launched a Kickstarter to help us accomplish some amazing things in 2014. I’d like to take a few minutes to share our planned initiatives and invite you to join us in shaping the future of the web. Our goals break down into four categories: releases, tooling, training and the next generation.
Durandal had 16 releases in 2013. That’s 2 major releases, 2 minor releases, 4 patches and 8 pre-releases. It was a ton of work, but it was worth it and we were able to maintain a rigorous adherence to semantic versioning principles along the way as well as provide upgrade guides to our developers. But we aren’t satisfied with that. 2014 has to be better. We want to be able to address bugs faster and get release packages out sooner. We want to be able to rev the framework in a non-breaking way so that we can better meet the increasing demands of our customers as they explore ever challenging landscapes. We want to have richer, task-based documentation that helps developers fall into “the pit of success”. All this requires enormous time and effort. We are up to the task but we need your support.
The Durandal project has helped thousands of developers build awesome apps. As you can see, we’ve got big plans. But, we need your help. We hope you’ll take some time to look at our Kickstarter. There’s some cool rewards available and some great opportunities for individuals, consultants and large organizations. It’s a great way to support open source, help build the web and walk away with some excellent perks. What do you say? Will you help us make history?
12-18-2013 3:17 PM