DailyDrip is building an open-source forum engine with an Elm frontend. We’re
doing it via a Kickstarter campaign that has just 8 days
remaining. We’d love your support! More details
There isn’t a good alternative to Google Groups for forums, and there should
be an easy open source alternative for comment systems. An Elm frontend is a
The Kickstarter closes on December 22.
Starting in January we will spend the first month doing weekly design and
planning meetings with our supporters. We will also share the plans and
designs along the way. We would love feedback on the project early on from our
After the design process we will spend a few weeks building out the initial
backend and basic HTML views. We want Firestorm to be accessible to people that
don’t know Elm, just want a good Phoenix example application, or don’t enable
After the backend and API are completed, we will build an Elm interface that
replaces the existing HTML and provides a richer experience to the end user as a
Single Page Application.
We plan on building Firestorm using Web Components - my recent experiments with
them have been extremely promising and should be a really modular way to build
out the front end.
You can find more details at the Kickstarter campaign
I've been building web-based software for businesses for over 18 years. In the last four years I realized that functional programming was in fact amazing, and have been pretty eager since then to help people build software better.