Manas.Tech is a software company from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that develops unconventional tech projects for people around the world. And, after being involved in Crystal's development for a while, I can assure you there are not that many conventional things in developing a programming language!
Crystal is a programming language that aims to be friendly for both humans and computers alike - make developers enjoy writing code, and make code run as efficiently as it can. Statically typed, compiled language with a really heavy type inference to make it feel as scripting - the best of both worlds. And did I say it's open source?
Its first commit has just turned 5, and it has changed from an individual's hobby back then into an amazing language supported by Manas.Tech and an amazing community. To celebrate that, we are doing this AMA. Starting today, at 2PM EST, we'll do our best to share with you everything we know about the project, life, the universe, and everything!
So - don't be shy, ask us anything!
As we all know being a competent software developer or engineer means continuously learning throughout your career. It’s great! That makes this profession exciting and allows to escape everyday routine at work. In fact, it’s not a job anymore - it’s a lifestyle 👩💻👨💻