What's the motivation?

May 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Heya! Very interesting library you've got here. I was wondering what the motivation was for developing and publishing this - normally, such things seem to die before they reach their first release but I see that this project is active since 2009, which is fairly impressive.

May 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM

The same old story, the fight for love and glory...

Just kidding! Although I'm the most junior member of this effort, I think that it feels good to be able to create something that could turn out to be useful to even a handful of other people. And users help perfect the project in a number of ways: reporting problems, suggesting new ideas, providing feedback.

May 3, 2011 at 2:10 PM
Edited May 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM

It started off in 2009 after I realized the following:

  • The importance of having useful, stable, unit-tested utility code
  • Useful utility code so that you can spend more time and focus more on the BUSINESS features
  • Utility code is generally generic enough to be used across any company
  • Developing new components is fun and developing for open-source is fun as it brings out your creativity
  • Using various coding techniques and improving your overall development skills
  • Using other open-source frameworks ( ruby - rails, django - python ) made me realize what's missing in .NET
  • Providing simpler and less overly engineered components.

And of-course... like Nick mentioned, for love and glory :-)