Don’t panic. This is not an announcement of my abandoning the project. Hypothesis still has a long way to go, and I 100% intend to be working on getting it there.
What this is an announcement of is of my continued existence in a market economy and my tragic need to acquire currency in order to convert it into food and accommodation.
I haven’t been making a big deal of it, so some of you might be surprised to learn that the reason Hypothesis development has been so rapid for the last 6 months is that I’ve been working on it full time unpaid. It’s not so much that I took time off to write Hypothesis as that I had the time off anyway and I thought I’d do something useful with it. Hypothesis is that something useful.
I would love to continue working on Hypothesis full time. But the whole “unpaid” thing is starting to become not viable, and will become critically non-viable as soon as I move back to London.
So I’m going to need money.
I will do something more organised in the next month, but for now if you are a company or individual interested in paying me to do any of the following, I would very much like to hear from you:
- Sponsored Hypothesis development (this can include paying for implementing specific features if you want)
- Integration work getting Hypothesis to work well your testing environment
- Training courses on how to use Hypothesis
- Anything else Hypothesis related
If the above sounds interesting, please email me at [email protected].
If no money to continue working on Hypothesis is forthcoming, Hypothesis development will absolutely continue, but at a greatly reduced rate. The current development cycle is approximately a minor version a week. This will likely go down to at most a minor version every month, more likely a minor version every two. This would be a shame, as I have a bunch of exciting features I still want to work on, and then I need to tie everything together into a coherent 2.0 release. With full time work I would project that to happen end of this year, without I can’t really make any predictions at the moment.