# development


11/05/2021, 6:02 PM
having one of those “wow, this is powerful” moments while linking up the Java and Scala backends to allow for mixed compilation. yay 😃
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nice to actually eat the cake every now and then, heh


11/05/2021, 6:21 PM
File away that memory to recount in a blog post. That personal experience resonates.


11/05/2021, 11:09 PM
I fairly frequently have the experience of "oh my god that was so much easier to implement than I would have expected, the engine is amazing"
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11/05/2021, 11:15 PM
I was messaging Carina that I'm updating the Shell docs for Pants 2.8's target changes, and it reminds me how cool it is what Pants does She reminded me of the origin story. I had set up Shellcheck for Pants, but you had to install it e.g. via Brew. A contributor had a different version than CI, so were super confused why things failed in CI
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11/05/2021, 11:20 PM
Do include stories in the blog. A distinguishing feature of open source is that it comes from people you can know and feel kinship with. Sharing the personal side of your Pants development is a way to reach into hearts. And in the case of Shell support, it's another story of how Pants improved because the maintainers chose to tune into community feedback. Great messaging, and strong contrast with the competition.
@happy-kitchen-89482 Truth. I have heard you make that very comment at least every couple of weeks. It always makes me smile. That's something to blog about. Let people know that if they want to hack on Pants, they are going to be delighted too with that experience.