The era of rapid Hypothesis development is coming to an end

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.

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2 thoughts on “The era of rapid Hypothesis development is coming to an end

  1. Yuriy

    Have you considered to register for receiving money for Hypothesis from your supporters on some service like Gratipay, for example? I’d be happy to give you 2 cents there (per some very short period of time) regularly to allow Hypothesis to grow infinitely better.

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