Thursday, January 10, 2008

Moving On From FlexWiki

It has been something like four years that I’ve been working on FlexWiki. Not very quickly at times, but I do at least try to put in around an hour every day. For quite a while now, that hour has become more a chore than something I look forward to. But I was committed to completing the tasks I said I would take on, so I kept going.


Well, now I’m done. I even checked in my experimental output caching code, although it's not in the 2.0 release.  


All this is by way of saying: I’m leaving the project. It’s in a good place technically, we’ve got some very competent developers still doing great work on the app, and more and more it’s someone besides me answering user emails. I feel absolutely great about the people that remain being able to maintain and improve the product. There are, of course, any number of things that I’d love to fix or add to FlexWiki, but the truth is that I’m just burned out. Plus, our second child is due to arrive in a few weeks, and I think it would be foolish to assume even my limited free time is going to survive that.


So what am I going to do with that hour a day? Not sure yet. Maybe just savor it in the weeks before the birth. :)


  1. Craig, I really do appreciate the hard work you have put into FlexWiki. I have made great use of it! You work is alive in our office everyday! I wish you the best in your next endeavor! Enjoy your kids! ;-)


  2. I still use FlexWiki a LOT and I'm very impressed with it. Thanks for your time! I wish there was still support for it, but I learn a lot looking through the code and tailoring it for our needs. Thanks!

  3. Glad you find it useful!