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Welcome to Handmade Network.

We'd like to remind you that the site is currently in a public preview phase, or what you might call a beta. Some features are missing, other things are a bit janky. We're working diligently to resolve all of this. If you come across something not mentioned in either of those threads, kindly open a new topic in the feedback forum.

Yours truly, the staff.

[News] Handmade Dev Monthly

Happy Holidays!

It is now freezing cold for many users this December, but the Handmade online community remains warm and cozy (at least I'd like to think so!) Let's see what's been happening.

TheHappieCat Interview

A talented developer, Anne, will be with me on The Handmade Dev Show live on Twitch this Saturday at 5PM EST. Please join in!

EDIT: Post your questions for TheHappieCat here :)

Handmade Con 2016

I still ask people to post their pictures here (hundreds of you took lots; don't be shy!). It was a great conference and the talks will be uploaded to YouTube at some point.

Please be aware that Casey Muratori has permanently disabled Twitch Auto-Saves of his broadcasts; it was not a mistake. You'll just have to wait for YouTube uploads if you missed any live streams. You may follow progress on the Conference Talks here.

Matter Most

According to our Lead Dev, Jeroen, while load-testing MatterMost with 12.5 times the recommended number of users in a team, it still does pretty well. Under this hypothetical scenario, the user list in the chat interface takes 2.5 seconds to show up now, and the user list in the admin section becomes a bit interesting to navigate, but the @autocompletion during chat is still instant. This means it should do pretty well in a more real life scenario and give us room to scale.

"So now I just have to finish adding an OAuth provider to the website, test the IRC gateway, and try out some integrations.", observes Jeroen. This is happening this week, after which we'll be ready to release it. Again, thank you for your patience, but there's a reason Slack charges so much money—hosting "your own Slack" is no easy feat. We hope this efforts invites more beginners to interact more with some of the experienced programmers here.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct and the Community Guide are now in effect. Please give these guidelines a read, as they are part of an ongoing effort to encourage participation by underrepresented groups, as well as expressing what we believe is the spirit of the Handmade community. Ban decisions will primarily be based on Community Guide violations, typically escalating from admonishment, temporary ban, and if left no choice, permanent ban.


If you feel you derive any benefit from us, and are in the Holiday spirit, a $1 pledge helps us immensely. We've updated our link; it is now since it is the Handmade Dev Team that's developing Handmade Network. Thank you for supporting the site!

Until next year,
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byMatt MascarenhasDec. 9, 2016, 8:29 p.m.

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byMatt MascarenhasDec. 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

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byJack MottDec. 9, 2016, 4:05 p.m.

How bout a space MUD?
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Todd: Anthony, what are you working on and would you like a hand? I'm working on a (toy) scripti…
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Cipher Drive

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Interestinger and interestinger! Good luck with your office move, Allen. <4


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You know, Will, it's always interesting for me to hear of folks cleaning up their code / gravitat…


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Are they stargates that you open by playing a tune? ;-)
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