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How many people develop XF now?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by SeaDog, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. SeaDog

    SeaDog Active Member

    As someone who is wondering about swapping their large forum to the xF platform, I was curious to know how many people (post lawsuit) are actually responsible for the coding and development? Obviously I know about Mike and can see he's very active, but is it mainly him and Kier chips in from time to time? Or are there are other paid coders who names are less 'famous'? I just want to get an idea of how big the operation is and whether the development is based on the work of just 1/2 coders or is the 'risk' more spread?
  2. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    are more better?
    i dont think so. (see VB5)
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  3. SeaDog

    SeaDog Active Member

    I didn't want to open a debate really, it was just a straight question :)

    But to answer your question, there is a risk (no-one wants to really think about it, but sometimes unfortunate things can happen - Mike might trap his hand in the door or something!) of having the future of a script in the hands of just 1 or 2 people.
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  4. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    You're totally right, I'd feel safer if I had this amount of staff:


    because we know what that many people are capable of.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Kier and I are both full-time devs and obviously there are other people involved in other ways (Ashley, Slavik, Jake, Lawrence, Brogan...).
    mcatze, Brandon Sheley, Lucas and 8 others like this.
  6. SeaDog

    SeaDog Active Member

    Cheers Mike - keep your hands clear of that door and whatever you do - don't blame me if I jinxed you - break a leg! (not literally, argh!)

    I'm not sure why people have to bring IB/VB in to things - or is it an unwritten rule here that all threads have to mention that company at some point! ;)
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  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Kier+Mike+Ashley = 3

    3(xenforo) : 30(vb) :D
  8. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    Perhaps there'll be no innovation if xF is only competing with itself. And I think we are all proud of xF because xF is now a threat for vB. :)
  9. dtommy79

    dtommy79 Member

    The number shouldn't be the problem. It's how they and the work are organized.
  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Now that the lawsuit is consigned to history - the future looks very bright for Xenforo.

    One would hope that as the software, ownership, sales and renewals all grow - so too will the Xenforo company. (y)

    IIRC Invision were just a two or three-man band at the start? ;)
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  11. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Mike with 2 broken hands could still code better than all of <insert alternative/competing product here> dev's all put together :)(y)
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  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    there is still a hugely important question which has been left unanswered to the community:

    who is faster with coding?
    Mike with 2 broken hands or Kier coding with his feet ? :barefoot:

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  13. oldzy

    oldzy Active Member

    He has cute feet.
  14. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    There's a photo floating around here somewhere of very dirty feet, they're not so cute then :)
  15. oldzy

    oldzy Active Member

    Nothing a little bath and some sweet scented oils and massage won't fix.
  16. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    March 14th. Tom Birdsey ;)

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