On the other hand, the "Is Fizzygum for me" page in the docs was wonderful! Good job to whoever wrote it. While not really discussing what Fizzygum is, it nonetheless gave a series of really good examples and guidelines as to whether I should bother investigating further for my use case. So many tools and libraries promise to be all things to all people and shy away from pointing out what they're NOT good for, and so I really appreciate that page. Good job.
Direct link: http://fizzygum.org/docs/is-fizzygum-for-me/
This is a very depressing trend of late.
It's important for all of us to stress its importance though. Anyone who wants to create something new probably have to constantly polish that skill.
For Fizzygum I did find a good intro video one click from the front page though: http://fizzygum.org/docs/intro/
> This is a very depressing trend of late.
Yes, it's a maddening trend.
I have to evaluate many smaller company offerings and it has become crazy how most websites fail to communicate anything at all about what the product actually does.
Give me architectural diagrams and call sequences, high level API descriptions, etc. I want a page that will tell me what it actually does and what I, prospective user, need to very specifically do to use it or integrate with it. But no, none of that info is available 90+% of the time.
I blame it on how the website has transitioned from engineering to marketing. Way back, we'd get a website packed with information about what the product does and how to use it. Sure, it was ugly but whatever. I could spent 20 minutes reading and get a thorough understanding of how the product works.
Today websites are very pretty, smooth logos and lots of scrolling. But no info. Drives me crazy.
"What is X and why should I care?" is great advice to any submitter. In my startup days we used to say "everyone is in sales".
But I'm not sure (only played with it a few minutes).
It seems to be a fast way to create Celery Man-type GUIs. You can put gifs, mspaint clones and clocks into windows and move them around. Thats... neat, I guess. Does anyone have some more context of why this exists? Real-world use cases? Is it actually in use somewhere, or is it a tech demo? Or is it satire after all, and they just managed to balance it exactly at the point where I couldn't tell?
I've only watched the demo video, but a large portion of my last job was a) tuning devices with serial data streaming to a custom made live plotter b) analyzing tests in jupyter notebooks c) sharing that data. An easy to use, standardized live plotter and a way to share charts and analysis beyond emailing html/pdf versions of the notebooks or copy/pasting the graphs into a powerpoint both would have been very useful. It seems like this might fill one or both of those needs?
Anyhow you did a solid job explaining exactly what this really is in the landing page, so kudos to that
Which is a shame because from the docs it seems intended as a useful tool
Please, HN, give a description of what your Github-for-llamas project is instead of just a nonsensical word.
I am slightly disappointed.
But your example works too - loved GEOS back in the day ;)
There was pharojs and amber, but they were lackluster.