This week was massive, big announcements in the ecosystem by Microsoft and I shipped something huge. For the last couple of years, "in my second (unpaid) job", I've been chipping away at an open-source project (ReactiveUI) which is trusted by GitHub, Slack, Amazon & Elastic Search. This journey started two years ago after the project founder departed to become the lead engineer that built the Slack desktop client and most of the tech that powers the Electron ecosystem.
Unfortunately, around that point, the innovation stopped, and the community dwindled. Last year Paul Betts officially handed over the keys - "don't break my shit". Ever since then we have been chipping away at the product and rebuilding the community.
A couple days ago ReactiveUI joined the .NET Foundation, which is a huge milestone for the project. There's some super neat stuff this will make possible and can't wait to share it with you.
The team is about to switch gears and start focusing on developer experience - specifically documentation and samples. We have put together a backlog for a sample application and are searching for people, on personal time, to help build it as part of the .NET Summer hackfest. If this type of stuff is of interest to you, please reply to this email.