I’ve put Wingate on temporary hiatus while I work on the next big piece of that project: Bidirectional Federation. Wingate as a standalone community service is coming along nicely, but the real power - the real end game - was to allow communities to share channels between themselves. In effect, allow communities to create their own Virtual Social Networks. Most current federation solutions are more like “RSS On Steroids” - FORBUS hopes to make it possible for subscribers to post data back to publisher instances.
“Wingate” has now entered beta release! This release represents well over a thousand hours of development and several rounds of re-thinking how to build a system capable of multiple content behaviors. It support six kinds of content channels: Timeline (Twitter-like), Forum, Link Sharing, News Sharing, Blog, and Gallery (Instagram-like).
I’ve committed to myself to finish a book that I’ve been taking notes on for a few years. “Different Things Vary” reflects the experiences and techniques I’ve gathered from four decades as a developer in the Tech Industry. It will cover everything from coding techniques to going out on your own as a freelancer or entrepreneur, as well as getting into management, and the lifestyle of an engineer.
In preparation for things coming in 2020, the company site has been rebuilt on top of Jekyll. This makes it easier to do updates and post news.