Hello again folks!
It’s been quite some time since I wrote this post and for the end of the year is time for another one :)
First of all, congratulations!! whether you are a core committer, a creator of a shard, someone that introduced crystal at their work, or just a random member of this community, with all your help we are growing at a great pace and creating a nice community.
When I wrote the first post, Crystal was growing a lot slower than now, releases took quite some time to get out and the only thing that was evolving was the backlog, community asked almost everyday for a new releases and for status reports of the long term issues (windows support and parallelism)
Today everything is different:
We have had 3 (three!) releases since then, 0.25, 0.26 and 0.27, with a couple of minor releases between them, where the language has gained new features, fixed a LOT of bugs and taken important steps in those long term issues.
New core member, congrats @straight-shoota
We have a forum! https://forum.crystal-lang.org/
New way to collaborate Opencollective
Great pace at reviewing and merging PRs
If Crystal keeps this momentum going, 2019 is going to be a great year to the language and its ecosystem. Personally I would like to see more tooling created, I have tried myself, but well, shit is hard.
What do you think? Did you like the progression of everything related to Crystal this year? What do you think it could be improved?
Happy new year Crystal community!!
EDIT: This same post in Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/crystal_programming/comments/ab7sa5/crystal_in_q42018/