A happy new year to everyone!
We know that many of you find JuliaBox useful. Since we created it, it has helped over 100,000 users learn and experiment with Julia. We extend a deep and sincere thank you to all of you, and especially to our paid subscribers and sponsors.
At Julia Computing we have built and maintained the software that runs JuliaBox. However the server costs are substantial. They have been subsidised by the cloud providers over the years. Those funds are running out soon, and the growth of the Julia ecosystem means that the cost of running the service is growing rapidly. This means we can no longer afford to provide the current level of JuliaBox service for free.
We will be reducing the session times and computing resources shortly, and eventually sunset the free usage. We hope the service will continue to be useful for many of you. For larger needs, we encourage you to subscribe by writing to us at email@example.com – the price is mainly to cover the server costs, and we have large academic discounts for classes - as low as $7 per user per month.