FoundationDB community highlights, two weeks inPublished May 3, 2018
In two weeks since open sourcing FoundationDB, we've had an outpouring of interest.
Over 100 new topics have been opened on the community forums, 7400+ developers have starred the project on GitHub, and we've seen numerous code contributions from developers who are exploring FoundationDB for the first time. Thank you to all who have installed FoundationDB, contributed, and engaged in our community.
Coinciding with the release announcement, several long-time adopters have also blogged about their experiences with the project, including Wavefront and Snowflake:
- Wavefront by VMware’s Ongoing Commitment to the FoundationDB Open Source Project
- How FoundationDB Powers Snowflake Metadata Forward
We believe in, and want to build a strong community to help support and develop the project. We're thrilled by this early participation.
Early activity in the ecosystem
FoundationDB is a multi-model system, enabling different layers to extend the core key-value store for different uses. One of the things we're most excited to see is development outside of the core, with the community extending the project in new ways.
Since the initial open source release, we've seen several community-driven projects emerge. Here are a few worth checking out:
- JanusGraph is a distributed graph database. The development of a storage adapter enables it to be used with FoundationDB. See the forum post for more info.
- Two projects to implement a network block device, one in Python, the other in Java.
- Node.JS https://github.com/josephg/node-foundationdb
- PHP https://github.com/viest/PHP-FoundationDB
- C# / .NET bindings https://github.com/Doxense/foundationdb-dotnet-client
- Haskell https://github.com/thumphries/foundation
This is only the beginning, and we can't wait to see what you build with FoundationDB! Be sure to share your experience on the community forums.
Lastly, thank you to all who have contributed to the FoundationDB core and already had your code merged into the master branch the past two weeks: A.J. Beamon, Alec Grieser, Alex Miller, Alexander Lagerström, Alvin Moore, Amanda Aizuss, Ben Halverson, Bruce Mitchener, Chr1st0ph, Dave Lester, Dennis Schafroth, Douglas Daniels, Evan Tschannen, Hiroshi Saito, Iuri Sitinschi, John Brownlee, Martin Junker, Matias Insaurralde, Semih Tok, Steve Malmskog, Umar Farouk Umar, Vince Polsinelli, Yichi Chiang, naru-jpn, tracebundy, and xtreak.
Contributions are welcome! For more information on getting involved, please see our contributors guide.