Every week, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community in our newsletter. Starting this month, we're going to check in with our featured devs to find out what they're working on now and what's coming next.
This week we're talking to Hirvesh Munogee, founder and editor of Functionn, a site collecting and sharing open source resources for web developers and designers. Some of Hirvesh's most recent DZone posts include:
Hi Hirvesh! Thanks for talking to us. What have you been working on lately?
I've been taking an interest in entrepreneurship and startups since this year and I am looking for ideas and opportunities which could translate into an online venture for me. Finally, I've been busy with Functionn, my website which is dedicated to open source resources for web developers and designer, taking it to the next level which I have envisioned for it.
It's been nearly one year now during which I've blogged and to be honest, I love it and looking forward to blogging for the coming years!
Could you tell us a little bit about what inspired you to create Functionn?
I thought it was a shame that the work of those amazing coders/designers/artists were not getting more recognition and thus the idea of Functionn popped into my head and the site was up and running within hours. What mattered most at the time was that I fashioned the website from concept to reality as quick as possible, before the enthusiasm faded away. The first day I had only one post and I was happy with the overall look of the website. After months now, the website boasts more that 600 posts (at the time I'm writing this) and has thousands of daily visitors and subscribers.
Now that 2012 is almost done, what do you think were some of the most exciting developments in the world of web development this year?
I cannot even begin to describe how utterly fantastic 2012 has been for the web as a development platform. I have had the opportunity to closely observe the progress made in web development and it has never been as exciting as it has been this year.
We have seen Node.js coming and creating loads of buzz in the server-side part of web development, we have also seen Meteor.js, which is a web application development framework built on-top of Node.js, gain much support and amazing investment to speed up its development.
What are you looking forward to in 2013?
It's been an awesome treat to watch it all unfold before my very own eyes and I hope 2013 has a lot more to offer. On a more personal level, I'm looking forward to making some more significant contribution to the web development community, prominently via Functionn, but also possibly getting more involved in the community itself.
I'm also hoping Functionn gains more exposure in the year 2013 and become a somewhat useful resource for web developers and designers. Functionn has already started moving in that direction, but I hope to be able to consolidate it's position in 2012 and further improve it.