Open-source is at the ❤️ of everything we do at Appwrite, and we want to enable and foster the open-source community that helped us grow to nearly 10,000 stars on GitHub. Open-source projects, though, require a great deal of effort to maintain and grow. We use open-source tools every day to build Appwrite, and we want to help our community. To give back, each Appwrite engineer gets to pick an open-source project for Appwrite to sponsor for one year.
We're building Appwrite, an open-source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), packaged as a set of Docker microservices, to give developers of any background the tools necessary to build modern apps quickly and securely. Come chat with us on Discord.
I like terminal apps for the same reason I prefer Vim in a
tmux session over VSCode: I need a simple, fast interface to complete my job quickly. Docker 🐋 and Git are ubiquitous in the development world, but just like Vim, take a lot of effort to learn all of the power they offer. In short,
docker are hard. 🤕 What’s a rebase? What’s that command to shell into a container? How do I resolve a merge conflict? If StackOverflow is any indication, these tools are confusing at least.
Docker and Git are wonderfully powerful CLI tools, but I have to remember which command to use. 🤔 Even more, I only have access to the information I specifically request, which slows my workflow. To assist in development, I reach for the wonderful
lazydocker, both developed by Jesse Duffield. They’re both written in Go and each provide a mouse-friendly terminal interface 🖥️ to work with
git repositories and
docker environments. They’re most impressive in action:
Both of these products have helped me save loads of time ⌛ and effort while traveling my path as a developer. If you're new to
docker, or are just a bit lazy like I am, check out these products for yourself.
Since Appwrite is open-source, we understand the challenges that OSS projects face. If you fall in love ❤️ with an open-source project (like we have), consider checking out ways to contribute. Most OSS projects happily accept contributions in their own way, whether they be in the form of commits, bug 🐛 reports, advocacy, or even monetary 💰 support. If you love
lazydocker, consider joining us as a GitHub Sponsor. Or, if you're interested in contributing to Appwrite, check out our contribution guide.