It’s been a long time since the last post, but we have some big news for you: we’re now working on Glimpse as full-time employees of Red Gate. Gone are the days when Glimpse filled our evenings and weekends – now, thanks to the support of Red Gate, we get to work on it in the daytime as well!
Obviously, this is a great day for Glimpse. We’ve always wanted to deliver more stuff faster, but it was a struggle to make significant progress, let alone to experiment and collaborate. With the chance to work together full time, Glimpse will surge ahead with improvements.
Our plans are still too big for the time we have. In addition to the long-awaited v1, which will improve Glimpse extensibility and platform support, we can’t wait to add support for new technologies like WebAPI and SignalR.
Some of you may be thinking, “Aren’t Red Gate the Reflector people?” We were also worried about that when we started talking with them, but since we’ve gotten to know them better, we’re convinced that they’ll do right by Glimpse and the community. In fact, Red Gate has insisted that we remain in full control of Glimpse, and has contributed additional team members – which just shows us their level of commitment, support and respect for Glimpse’s past, present and future.
Although we have new support, we expect to run the project with the same principles as before: open development, extensible platform and web site, high standards of design (that’s what we’re aiming for, at least!), and a great experience for users and contributors.
We hope you’ll join us in the bright future of Glimpse. If you have any questions, just tweet with the #glimpse hashtag, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to the Glimpse Google Group. You can also read more about what this means to us personally on Nik’s blog and my blog.