Next time a user tries to asks “How do we get that Google money?” I think we can just skip the 900 posts and all rewatch this video by the maker of Elm.
Independent languages have a few avenues to get the funding they need to try to keep pace, but at the end of the day, Independent language developers need to spend 50% of their time writing code and 50% of their time “selling” the language, maintaining infrastructure, etc. So all a Jeff Bezo needs to do is pay someone for 60% of their time on language dev to outpace you, steal your ideas, and turn a profit off your insights. And getting Jeff’ed sucks.
How do independent languages keep pace? Well, except for unicorns like Python, Evan Czaplicki says…