For the past three weeks I have been living the dream - full-time development of Nancy, while still picking up a salary. Not long after I wrote my blog post about "Support the development of Nancy financially" I was contacted by a company, that are invested in Nancy and wanted to discuss a potential win-win scenario.
A couple of conference calls later and the deal was signed for me to work, full-time, on fast-tracking our plans to make Nancy run on the CoreCLR. This has always been a goal of ours, but we have been holding back on it because it has been a very moving target and there have been plenty of other fish in the sea to focus on.
I've always wanted to write a click bait headline and it seems like I've now found the perfect opportunity.
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Working on Nancy has always been a labor of love. We have never thought about charging for commercial use or in any other put up a pay wall that restricts your use of the framework. During the past five years, thousands of hours have been put into making Nancy what is it today and it makes us extremely proud that it is being used in production, all over the world and in a wide range of products.
That said, even though Nancy itself is free to use, the development of it is not. Each hour we spend working on Nancy is an hour less we could have spent working on other personal projects or spending time with friends and family.
As with most project, time is the most valuable commodity we have
Usually when we put out a new version of Nancy, we also bump the version number of all other Nancy packages, even if they have not had any changes.
This approach has made it easy to know that you are using a version that is guaranteed to be compatible with the current Nancy version. It has made upgrading easy since you just update the Nancy package and it will update all other packages that has a dependency on the Nancy package.
However, now that the
v1.x releases have officially entered maintenance mode, we have decided that the
v1.4.2 release will break this tradition. For the
v1.4.2 release we will only update the Nancy package it self and leave the remaining packages at
At the time that I write this, Nancy is less than two weeks (the 20th!) shy of turning 5 years old. For any open-source project that is quite an achievement and I dare to say that for one that is based on .NET it is amazing.
If we turn it into numbers, we put out 37 releases (a bit more than 7 per year), had 228 unique (only counting the main repository) contributors and 1237 closed pull-requests. We have had the pleasure of seeing the community embrace it, job ads pop up and people traveling to conferences, all over the world, to deliver sessions on our framework. Amazing!
In February, of this year, we put out the
v1.0 release and just the other day we released
v1.4.1 into the wild.
I am pleased to be able to announce that I am now able to accept Nancy based contract work (world wide).
If you are building products based on Nancy and you are looking for help with (but not limited to) code reviews, training / workshops, team coaching / mentoring, project implementations or problem solving, then you should drop me a line. I am based in Sweden so ideally looking for clients that are comfortable with remote workers, although I will also be available to occasionally work on-site.
On the legal side, all contracts will go through my employer, tretton37, which is one of the top consultancy agencies in Sweden, so you won't be dealing directly with a "one man band". Another
Google has just recently updated their search results to give higher ranking to sites with an SSL Certificate, than to sites without, which is one of the best changes Google has made in recent years. There really is no excuse for not having a cert now. (note, this is limited to small portion of sites but lets assume that this will be rolled out if Google proves it to be worth while)
Unfortuntely for me it seems Github Pages does not support Certificates on custom domain names, yet... :( hopefully they will support this eventually so that I can avoid moving my blog.
So one thing that pops up in the Nancy channel on JabbR