Corey Butler

is creating Open Source Tools & Articles

8

patrons

$10

per month
I'm seeking patronage/support for a growing library of open source efforts. The software I've been producing is now in use by over 1.5M developers, which is a large community to support. Your patronage goes towards supporting infrastructure to continue developing and hosting these tools.

What I've released (and want to continue work on)...

Fenix Web Server v3.0.0 is the successor to v2.0, which serves 85K+ users at institutions like Twitter, MIT, Harvard, General Assembly, Microsoft, and many others. It has been featured in books like "NW.js in Action" (though 3.0.0 is built on Electron), blogs, online coding tutorials, and other media outlets.

NVM for Windows (Github)
This is the world's most popular Node.js version manager for Microsoft Windows. It allows developers to install and switch which version of Node.js they're using in seconds. It was originally created to fill the gap left by the nvm project (which only supports OSX/Linux). It has 9000+ stars on Github and has over 1M downloads as of version 1.1.7. It is recommended by npm, Microsoft, & Google. 

node-windows, node-mac, & node-linux
On Github: [node-windows][node-mac][node-linux]

This collection of tools allows Node.js developers to deploy their applications as native background processes on any operating system, using the same API. It is most popular on Windows, but collectively have 1500+ stars on Github. They're downloaded approximately 700-1000 times every week.

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NEW Work in Progress


NGN: A JS library focused on event-driven programming. Heavy emphasis on data modeling/relationships, network communications, and fundamental principles of computing. Works in the browser and Node. We're also working on NGNX (extension library) and JET (opinionated UI framework).

Chassis: A CSS pre-processor (PostCSS) and framework for modern UI development.

metadoc: Generate JavaScript documentation as JSON, allowing developers to create their own custom UI. This was created for NGN, but will work with any OOP-based JS library.

productionline: A simpler build tool, based on the simplicity of JavaScript classes.

iam: An identity access management JS library for the browser and Node.js

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Writing
Corey writes about tech on Quora and blog.author.io, because tooling alone doesn't make a great DX. Writers don't get comped (only people who ask questions).

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There's no dancing around it, this stuff requires serious work, time, and money. This comes at the expense of the time working towards a living... alot of it. There is a constant "consult or code" conundrum. I've been bootstrapping a company to help focus my primary attention on these existing projects and new ones - but that also draws a lot of time (with no guarantee of success). The goal with patronage is to defer costs so we can spend a more reasonable amount of time on new development.

A ton of other work is available on Corey's Github account and several additional efforts are available on Graham's Github account (Corey's primary development partner... also happens to be his brother).
Tiers
Caffeinated Coder
$3 or more per month

Keep us caffeinated with a cup of coffee.

Fancy Coding
$5 or more per month

Fancy Coffee = Fancy Coding. There is no scientific proof, but I choose to believe this.

Contributor
$15 or more per month

These contributions are used to offset infrastructure costs, such as virtual servers, more powerful CI suites, etc.

Sponsor
$100 or more per month

With enough sponsors, I'll be able to hire folks to help grow the OSS projects.

Goals
$10 of $2,500 per month
When I reach $2500/mo, I will hire an additional developer to dedicate to OSS projects.
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I'm seeking patronage/support for a growing library of open source efforts. The software I've been producing is now in use by over 1.5M developers, which is a large community to support. Your patronage goes towards supporting infrastructure to continue developing and hosting these tools.

What I've released (and want to continue work on)...

Fenix Web Server v3.0.0 is the successor to v2.0, which serves 85K+ users at institutions like Twitter, MIT, Harvard, General Assembly, Microsoft, and many others. It has been featured in books like "NW.js in Action" (though 3.0.0 is built on Electron), blogs, online coding tutorials, and other media outlets.

NVM for Windows (Github)
This is the world's most popular Node.js version manager for Microsoft Windows. It allows developers to install and switch which version of Node.js they're using in seconds. It was originally created to fill the gap left by the nvm project (which only supports OSX/Linux). It has 9000+ stars on Github and has over 1M downloads as of version 1.1.7. It is recommended by npm, Microsoft, & Google. 

node-windows, node-mac, & node-linux
On Github: [node-windows][node-mac][node-linux]

This collection of tools allows Node.js developers to deploy their applications as native background processes on any operating system, using the same API. It is most popular on Windows, but collectively have 1500+ stars on Github. They're downloaded approximately 700-1000 times every week.

---

NEW Work in Progress


NGN: A JS library focused on event-driven programming. Heavy emphasis on data modeling/relationships, network communications, and fundamental principles of computing. Works in the browser and Node. We're also working on NGNX (extension library) and JET (opinionated UI framework).

Chassis: A CSS pre-processor (PostCSS) and framework for modern UI development.

metadoc: Generate JavaScript documentation as JSON, allowing developers to create their own custom UI. This was created for NGN, but will work with any OOP-based JS library.

productionline: A simpler build tool, based on the simplicity of JavaScript classes.

iam: An identity access management JS library for the browser and Node.js

---

Writing
Corey writes about tech on Quora and blog.author.io, because tooling alone doesn't make a great DX. Writers don't get comped (only people who ask questions).

---

There's no dancing around it, this stuff requires serious work, time, and money. This comes at the expense of the time working towards a living... alot of it. There is a constant "consult or code" conundrum. I've been bootstrapping a company to help focus my primary attention on these existing projects and new ones - but that also draws a lot of time (with no guarantee of success). The goal with patronage is to defer costs so we can spend a more reasonable amount of time on new development.

A ton of other work is available on Corey's Github account and several additional efforts are available on Graham's Github account (Corey's primary development partner... also happens to be his brother).

Recent posts by Corey Butler

Tiers
Caffeinated Coder
$3 or more per month

Keep us caffeinated with a cup of coffee.

Fancy Coding
$5 or more per month

Fancy Coffee = Fancy Coding. There is no scientific proof, but I choose to believe this.

Contributor
$15 or more per month

These contributions are used to offset infrastructure costs, such as virtual servers, more powerful CI suites, etc.

Sponsor
$100 or more per month

With enough sponsors, I'll be able to hire folks to help grow the OSS projects.