The Secret of Good Electron Apps
June 25, 2019
Some people really hate Electron apps. They eat up memory, boot slowly, and aren't very responsive. What if I told you there's a secret that automatically minimizes these problems? They key is doing the bulk of your work locally in a background process, and doing so has some fantastic development benefits.
I'm Bringing My Blog Back
June 10, 2019
The last couple of years I've been building Actual. It's taken a lot out of me. Building, marketing, and trying to bootstrap a product yourself is ridiculously hard. I'm bringing my blog back to write about the path to profitability.
Why I'm Building Actual
November 28, 2017
Over the last year I've been quietly building Actual, a personal budgeting tool. It's a free local app that will sync across all devices. I'm building it because I wanted a tool that is flexible and simple, with a solid budgeting system.
Opening Up My Development Process
July 18, 2017
Livestreaming has always been popular in certain communities like gaming, but recently it's been getting popular with programmers. ... I plan on livestreaming while I work on a product every week.
Releasing Prettier 1.0
April 13, 2017
We officially announced prettier over two months ago as a way to solve the problem of wasting time formatting your code. It started as an experiment but it clearly resonated with a lot of people, amassing ~7000 GitHub stars and over 100,000 monthly npm downloads in just two months. Now it's time for 1.0.