Jon Rowe and Sam Phippen are RSpec's new leads
Myron MarstonSep 23, 2018
My first contribution to RSpec happened over 8 years ago, and I've lead the project for nearly 6 years. In that time, a lot has been accomplished:
- We shipped a dozen major or minor feature releases (plus many, many patch releases)
- We added some of RSpec's most popular features (like composable
verifying doubles, and
- I co-authored a book about using RSpec effectively
- RSpec became the most popular Ruby gem with over 300 million downloads
During that time, my life has also changed significantly:
- I changed employers from Moz to Square last year
- I stopped using Ruby as my primary language about 3 years ago (at Moz we switched to Elixir and my team at Square is using Java)
- I have 3 kids now (when I started working on RSpec I didn't have any!)
- I no longer have the kind of time I used to to work on open source
As much as I have enjoyed working on RSpec for the better part of a decade, I rarely have the time anymore, and when I do have the time, I often don't enjoy it. I'm also no longer a regular user of RSpec.
In short, the time has come for me to take a step back from the project. Effective immediately, Jon Rowe and Sam Phippen are the new co-leads of RSpec. Both of them have been contributing to RSpec for years and I have every confidence they will lead the project well.
Please join me in thanking Jon and Sam for stepping forward to lead the project!