And, there are a lot of amazing people who contribute really clever ideas and things - thank you all :)
But beyond that, there's also a lot of hard work that goes on - lots of "maintenance".
This is especially the case when things break in dependent technologies - e.g. when Apple, Microsoft, Google or Xamarin change an underlying tool or API.
One of the biggest changes that happened last year was the change in PCLs - with Microsoft opening the licensing on the technology and with Xamarin partnering to provide official support. This was a fabulous moment - especially after 18 months of struggling against the file-linking flow. But the way it turned out also meant that all the existing MvvmCross samples and N+1s were immediately out-of-date. For N+1, this meant there were 40 solutions - each with 3 or more projects - all of which needed loading, updating and testing.
This needed a hero...
And it found one:
@kcstreet has taken AWESOME to a whole new level with https://t.co/PHzmLivukA
— MvvmCross (@MvvmCross) January 16, 2014
Kerry - THANK YOU - beyond awesome and totally deserving of badge of awesomeness #2!
And here's a plug for your podcast too:
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