The Crystal Programming Language Forum

What are Crystal programmers called?

Thinking ahead to when the use of Crystal explodes, there needs to be an agreed upon name to call its users (think swag, article references, etc). Can’t have Crystal conferences, meetups, etc without a name people in the community use to refer to themselves as. :blush:

So if you use Ruby you’re a Rubyist.
And when you use Crystal you’re a ???

OK, my humble suggestions to get the ball rolling.

Crystalnistas (like for Python)
Crystalers
Crystalomergers
Crystaldoers
Crysters

Maybe make it a contest to draw attention and notoriety.

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Just Jewelers who are shaping their Crystals :slight_smile:

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I love that a language communities have some concise words for their members. I’ve always thought “Gophers” was a pretty fun one.

A couple more I thought about for Crystal:

  • Crystalier (makes me think of “cavalier” or “musketeer” :joy:)
  • Crystalizer
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+1 re: Is there an official name?

Some more ideas: Crystalites, Crystalists, Chrysalis

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Crystalites is what came to my mind, but I like Crystaliers (with a strong French accent) a lot too :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Also worth thinking about: code that follows idiomatic Crystal principles (viz. Pythonic)

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…you will also notice the exquisite Crystaline nature of the code in the master repo, and should follow its idiomatic Crystaline style… :grin:

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We are Crystallites - :gem:
an individual perfect crystal or region of regular crystalline structure …

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I’ve seen and used “Crystaler” in the past, but I wouldn’t mind moving to another one

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This thread is facet-nating!
I had shardster come to mind.
Lattice consider all options carefully.

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Crystalines? Crystalians? Crystalicans?

I think Crystalizer is totally kool. Therefore Crystal programmers would be Crystalizers.
I can also see future IT projects as being crytalized due to using Crystal in order to solve problems in a timely manner. And aren’t we always trying to “crystalize” things in terms of accomplishing tasks & getting sh!t done? Just my 2 cents. :thinking:

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I find crystalers and crystalizers to be boring and awkward, respectively. These are the ones I like:

  • crystaliers
  • cryshills
  • jewelers
  • followers of cryst
  • crystics (like mystics) (possibly spelled crystiks?)

…with crystiks and crystaliers being my favorites.

I think the offical term is lapidarist
might be too confusing for the gophers though

Maybe Ballers ?

What about Crystal Heads or Crystal Hats?

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Crystal followers are Crystians :laughing:

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Crystal ballers

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Peter or Anna or Alex.

We need no fancy name.
We are just normal people who enjoy a language that is simple to write and understand yet powerful and fast.

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I think Crystalians rolls of the tongue quite well…

Crystal ballers

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