Nim Community Survey 2021 Results

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

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  • googleapi

    GoogleAPI access from nim.

    I don't think so. I have binding to the google cloud API https://github.com/treeform/googleapi (for work) and the digital ocean API https://github.com/treeform/digitalocean (for personal) almost no one uses or cares about it besides me. If there was some pent up demand I would have more issues and PRs.

  • digitalocean

    Wrapper for DigitalOcean HTTP API. (by treeform)

    I don't think so. I have binding to the google cloud API https://github.com/treeform/googleapi (for work) and the digital ocean API https://github.com/treeform/digitalocean (for personal) almost no one uses or cares about it besides me. If there was some pent up demand I would have more issues and PRs.

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  • awesome-nim

    A curated list of awesome Nim frameworks, libraries, software and resources.

    Thanks for making these, I actually had no idea these existed! I don't "need" them now but seeing these gives me ideas for projects and makes future things easier.

    I wish discovery of community libraries was higher, I'm constantly discovering libraries that do amazing things 'hidden' away. I know there's https://nimble.directory/ and https://github.com/xflywind/awesome-nim but most of the time I end up using a search engine for something specific if I think of it.

  • nimtraits

    Automatic trait implementation for nim types

    Thanks for your reply.

    It's interesting to know what the perceived weaknesses are. Nim does have pattern matching but it's rarely used, whereas it seems to be used a lot in Rust (probably because of the prominence of enums). Nim has static lifetime management, but it's mainly used for eliding and thread safety (for now). Traits are an interesting feature, and make a good example of why I'm so bullish on Nim: someone has already replicated them with a macro: https://github.com/haxscramper/nimtraits

    The popularity critical mass thing is mainly getting eyes on the language, but I think Nim has a slight advantage in that it's incredibly cooperative with its compile targets and FFI. Like Python, it's great for good glue code and 'scripting' without the performance penalty, and I hope that helps it meld into people's toolboxes over time.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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