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digitalmars.D - Thank You - 2019 Edition

reply Piotrek <unknown dummyaddress.org> writes:
Hello D community in the new year!

It may look a little bit silly to write such a post, but 
Christmas and New Year time encouraged me to do it regardless :)  
I wanted to send it before the last year was over, but anyway, 
"better late than never" (I hope I didn't overlook similar 
thread, I had busy time and so had to skip a lo of posts lately).

So below is my subjective list of people to whom I would like to 
send special thanks for they great gift they gave to the D 
community.

- Walter Bright - You are the best SW engineer I have had a 
chance to know. It amazes me a lot how much I learned from your 
experience.

- Alexandru Alexandrescu - How much you invested in the D 
language is remarkable (both work and money). As a human I am 
happy you put your family first. I'm sending the greeting to you 
and your family.

- Mike Franklin - So grateful for your improvements of D 
abilities for embedded systems. I would like to apologize I 
didn't have a chance to support your work as I wanted.

- Iain Buclaw - I'm convinced that your dedication and hard work 
for including D language in GCC would increase D adoption 
substantially. You are a SW developer with exceptional skills.

- Manu Evans - You are always ready to provide improvements and 
critics regardless the time it will take to be considered. I 
always remember your entertaining talk from Dconf 2013.

- Steven Schveighoffer, Jonathan M Davis, Atila Neves, Sebastian 
Wilzbach, Brian Schott, Rainer Schuetze - Without your high 
quality work D programs would be nothing but academic toys.

- Laeeth Isharc - For supporting D community and investing money 
and corporate assets to share D language advantages with wider 
audience. I see your comments and views as very constructive 
always taking into account broader context.

- Mike Parker - For doing marketing and management hard work. You 
have a great impact of keeping our community in a good shape.

- Vladimir Panteleev - Your tools are engineering masterpiece. 
I'm thankful you are a member of the D key contributors.

- Adam D. Ruppe -  I always see you as a magician programmer. You 
created so many cool and edge bleeding D libraries that are also 
very useful at the same time.

- Ilya Yaroshenko - For creating amazing math/algebra libraries 
that can allow D numerical programs to be both convenient and 
performant. More than rocket science.

For sure I didn't disclose all people in the above list. Most 
probably there are those brave men who provided bug fixes and are 
outside the spotlight. That's why I would like to thank all 
contributors who voluntary joined those challenging efforts to 
develop the best programming ecosystem I know.

I wish you all the best in the future :)

Cheers,
Piotrek
Jan 05
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 1/5/2020 7:08 AM, Piotrek wrote:
 I wish you all the best in the future :)
 
 Cheers,
 Piotrek
Right back at cha! Thank you so much for your kind words, which make all this worthwhile. -Walter
Jan 05
prev sibling next sibling parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:

 - Mike Parker - For doing marketing and management hard work. 
 You have a great impact of keeping our community in a good 
 shape.
This made my day. Thanks!
Jan 05
prev sibling next sibling parent Bastiaan Veelo <Bastiaan Veelo.net> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
 Hello D community in the new year!
[...]
 That's why I would like to thank all contributors who voluntary 
 joined those challenging efforts to develop the best 
 programming ecosystem I know.

 I wish you all the best in the future :)

 Cheers,
 Piotrek
Very well put, I subscribe to all of it! Bastiaan.
Jan 05
prev sibling next sibling parent GreatSam4sure <greatsam4sure gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
 Hello D community in the new year!

 It may look a little bit silly to write such a post, but 
 Christmas and New Year time encouraged me to do it regardless 
 :)  I wanted to send it before the last year was over, but 
 anyway, "better late than never" (I hope I didn't overlook 
 similar thread, I had busy time and so had to skip a lo of 
 posts lately).

 So below is my subjective list of people to whom I would like 
 to send special thanks for they great gift they gave to the D 
 community.

 - Walter Bright - You are the best SW engineer I have had a 
 chance to know. It amazes me a lot how much I learned from your 
 experience.

 - Alexandru Alexandrescu - How much you invested in the D 
 language is remarkable (both work and money). As a human I am 
 happy you put your family first. I'm sending the greeting to 
 you and your family.

 - Mike Franklin - So grateful for your improvements of D 
 abilities for embedded systems. I would like to apologize I 
 didn't have a chance to support your work as I wanted.

 - Iain Buclaw - I'm convinced that your dedication and hard 
 work for including D language in GCC would increase D adoption 
 substantially. You are a SW developer with exceptional skills.

 - Manu Evans - You are always ready to provide improvements and 
 critics regardless the time it will take to be considered. I 
 always remember your entertaining talk from Dconf 2013.

 - Steven Schveighoffer, Jonathan M Davis, Atila Neves, 
 Sebastian Wilzbach, Brian Schott, Rainer Schuetze - Without 
 your high quality work D programs would be nothing but academic 
 toys.

 - Laeeth Isharc - For supporting D community and investing 
 money and corporate assets to share D language advantages with 
 wider audience. I see your comments and views as very 
 constructive always taking into account broader context.

 - Mike Parker - For doing marketing and management hard work. 
 You have a great impact of keeping our community in a good 
 shape.

 - Vladimir Panteleev - Your tools are engineering masterpiece. 
 I'm thankful you are a member of the D key contributors.

 - Adam D. Ruppe -  I always see you as a magician programmer. 
 You created so many cool and edge bleeding D libraries that are 
 also very useful at the same time.

 - Ilya Yaroshenko - For creating amazing math/algebra libraries 
 that can allow D numerical programs to be both convenient and 
 performant. More than rocket science.

 For sure I didn't disclose all people in the above list. Most 
 probably there are those brave men who provided bug fixes and 
 are outside the spotlight. That's why I would like to thank all 
 contributors who voluntary joined those challenging efforts to 
 develop the best programming ecosystem I know.

 I wish you all the best in the future :)

 Cheers,
 Piotrek
Thank you for bringing this up. These people and others who work silently deserve praise. I am pleased with the selfless effort they put into the D language. 2019 is a great year for the D language. The language saw a lot of improvements. The improvement rate is fast and the language quality has improved greatly. The community on the other hands has become more coherent. It seems now to have a single forcus- making D the best language. Criticism is done more constructive, a difference of view is now discussed intelligently with the point of agreement in focus. It is really amazing the way the community have to channel it's energy now. Great work like D coming to Android,subassembly, making safe the default area really commendable. I will be glad if D can have DFx a port of JavaFX to D. A Strong GUI kit for D that is easily customizable is a great need for the language. Once again thanks to all who make D what it is today
Jan 06
prev sibling next sibling parent bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
 Hello D community in the new year!

 It may look a little bit silly to write such a post, but 
 Christmas and New Year time encouraged me to do it regardless 
 :)  I wanted to send it before the last year was over, but 
 anyway, "better late than never" (I hope I didn't overlook 
 similar thread, I had busy time and so had to skip a lo of 
 posts lately).

 So below is my subjective list of people to whom I would like 
 to send special thanks for they great gift they gave to the D 
 community.
[...] +1 It's encouraging that such a long list of names represents only a small subset of the contributors. 2019 was a good year for the language. Hopefully 2020 will be better.
Jan 07
prev sibling next sibling parent reply p.shkadzko <p.shkadzko gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
 I wish you all the best in the future :)

 Cheers,
 Piotrek
Let me also express big thanks to Adam and his omnipresence both on Stack Overflow and IRC channel. Big thanks to all IRC folks answering my stupid questions! It matters so much to me and, I believe, to any D beginner without prior C++ experience. Thank you Piotrek for this nice initiative! ;)
Jan 07
parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Tue, Jan 07, 2020 at 08:06:48PM +0000, p.shkadzko via Digitalmars-d wrote:
[...]
 Let me also express big thanks to Adam and his omnipresence both on Stack
 Overflow and IRC channel.
And don't forget the awesome arsd library, esp. arsd.terminal which I have been using heavily as my D replacement for ncurses. T -- A programming language should be a toolbox for the programmer to draw upon, not a minefield of dangerous explosives that you have to very carefully avoid touching in the wrong way.
Jan 08
prev sibling parent M.M. <matus email.cz> writes:
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
 Hello D community in the new year!

 It may look a little bit silly to write such a post, but 
 Christmas and New Year time encouraged me to do it regardless 
 :)  I wanted to send it before the last year was over, but 
 anyway, "better late than never" (I hope I didn't overlook 
 similar thread, I had busy time and so had to skip a lo of 
 posts lately).

 [...]
Indeed, thank you to all the main driving force behind D. There could be many more names explicitly mentioned (and thanked), for example Atila, Martin (Nowak), or all people behind LDC.
Jan 08