Meteor Dev's Thoughts on Laravel Spark?


#41

another good reason for a broker/clearing house-like website with Git/GitHub features.

Plus, a one-man team for an open source project is not good… as he obviously won’t be working on it full-time. You cant compare this to a situation with one person putting in 40+/- hours a week.


#42

Are you actually guaranteed those 40 hours a week?

Again, I’d like to point out Sublime.


#43

I think another interesting point is that all devs get burnt out on projects after a time. Even if a package dev is making $x/week in donations, s/he will want to work on something else in the future. So then what – a new maintainer needs to be found, willing to commit to $x/week.

At least with open source, forks, prs, etc. exist to keep a project moving beyond the creator’s scope.


#44

one thing i like about programmers is they are constantly trying to find ways to solve problems.

Then, with some things-- like this conversation-- they put that same level of effort and focus into trying to come up with problems instead of solutions.


#45

The funny part is that you’re proclaiming this without recognizing the irony behind your statement.

After all, you talked about plenty o’ problems yourself…


#46

I’m just looking to have a discussion, not fight with you.

The difference that I’m referring to, is that I am pointing out a problem and suggesting potential solutions. Where some people are just pointing out the problems… many of which I can see multiple potential solutions for.


#47

I don’t actually want to join in this discussion, but I do want to add that Patreon is another option.

For example, Evan You from Vue.js (yes, another one man project) is using this: https://www.patreon.com/evanyou?ty=h


#48

I think a.com is just trying to advertise spark, he’s not really interested in the topic


#49

I have zero affiliation with Spark (or PHP in general).


#50

What is the status of Laravel Spark? Is it growing in popularity? Can anyone comment who is following it?