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  • Ask HN: What are some unpopular technologies you wish people knew more about?
    56 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Dec 2023
    (1) Zulip Chat - https://zulip.com/ - seems to be reasonably popular, but more people should know about it

    I’ve been using it for over 5 years now [1], and it’s as good as ever. It’s way faster than any other chat app I’ve used. It has a good UI and conversation model. It has a simple and functional API that lets me curl threads and write blog posts based on them.

    (only problem is that I Ctrl-+ in my browser to make the font bigger – I think it’s too dense for most people)

    (2) re2c regex to state machine compiler - https://re2c.org

    A gem from the 90’s, which people have done a great job maintaining and improving (getting Go and Rust target support in the last few years). I started using it in 2016, and used for a new program a few months ago. I came to the conclusion that it should have been built into C, because C has shitty string processing – and Ken Thompson both invented C AND brought regular languages to computing !!

    In comparison, treesitter lexers are very low level, fiddly, and error prone. I recently saw dozens of ad hoc fixes to the tree-sitter-bash lexer, which is unsurprising if you look at the structure of the code (manually crawling through backslashes and braces in C).


    These fixes are definitely appreciated, but I think it indicates a problem with the model itself.

    (based on https://lobste.rs/s/endspx/software_you_are_thankful_for#c_y...)

    [1] https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2018/04/26.html

  • Wog wog
    3 projects | /r/flightgear | 23 Aug 2023
  • Slack Takes an Important Step to Block Abuse
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jul 2023
  • Andreas Kling – “I have received a $100k sponsorship for Ladybird browser”
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Jun 2023
  • Debate Land Beta 0.2 is out!
    6 projects | /r/Debate | 3 Jun 2023
    A few more truly in the vibe of open source projects not advertising their hosting providers: https://plane.so/ , https://element.io/ , https://www.loomio.com/ , https://zulip.com/ , and it keeps going... Very few open source projects, in the FOSS sense, are advertising their hosting provider.
  • All Your Licensing Are Belong to Us^W You
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jun 2023
    I was so excited to see this happen!

    I'm not a customer of yours, but your blog posts inspired me a lot. Your journey through quitting caffeine is a great and heartening read.

    I've got two things to say;

    1) Will you consider source-availabling the web portal (app.keygen.sh) too? Some enterprises could use it for easy management/support for custoner's licenses. Although now that I think about it, it could also discourage custom, more suitable implementations for each use-case... I'm torn on this one. I would like to see it available on GitHub too just out of curiosity too. It's very beautiful.

    2) For a team + customers' chat, I cannot recommend Zulip enough. It's a joy to use and has the most innovative chat system I've ever seen. https://zulip.com

    I hope your business keeps prospering!

  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2023)
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jun 2023
    Zulip | Senior Flutter Engineer | REMOTE or San Francisco | Full-time | https://zulip.com/

    At Zulip, we’re out to build the world’s best collaboration platform, and we’re committed to keeping it 100% open source. Zulip is the only modern team chat app that is designed for both live and asynchronous conversations. Our product serves as the communication hub for businesses, open-source projects, educators and communities around the world.

    We're building the next generation of Zulip's mobile apps in Flutter. We're looking for a senior engineer with Flutter experience to join our small core team and help define the future of team chat. Our Flutter prototype is just a few months old, so this is a greenfield opportunity to help shape the app's architecture from early on.

    For full details, check out https://zulip.com/jobs/. Apply at [email protected].

  • FOSS Discord Alternatives
    8 projects | /r/selfhosted | 29 May 2023
  • ⟳ 4 apps added, 56 updated at f-droid.org
    13 projects | /r/FDroidUpdates | 30 Apr 2023
    Zulip (version 27.206): The Zulip mobile app, chat for distributed teams
  • Linen.dev: The 500KB Slack Alternative
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Apr 2023
    > Easy-ish to self-host, cheap to buy hosted.

    And, perhaps most relevant to my complaint, they offer hosting for open source projects (unlike Mattermost which is ... like, "send us email and we'll think about it" or something). I would guess Mattermost would feel the most comfortabe to Slack users, since I admit that Zulip has a different mental model than Slack, but I believe it is much better for ongoing thread management once one gets used to it (IOW, had they won the fight, it would be Slack that would be the "eww, what is going on with this threading model?!")


    https://github.com/zulip/zulip#readme (Apache 2!) just as a contrast to the sibling's LTGTFY comment :-(

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Basic Zulip repo stats
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zulip/zulip is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

Zulip is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Zulip is Python.

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