Where code meets community
ALPHA

Sourcemint is a long-term project with the goal of incrementally bringing services online that are ready for wider use with the ultimate goal of providing everything needed by a developer to build large, complex, autonomous systems that are a pleasure to maintain collaboratively.

We strongly believe great software tools are essential to helping developers realize their ideas and know how difficult it is to maintain complex toolchains on a daily basis.

We wish to do away with the overhead of developing software and maintaining systems and are determined to provide a service that is not only as open and transparent as possible but also affordable for all developers.

The following free services will be provided for the common good for open-source licensed code:

  • Software package information and documentation.
  • Highly available and reliable package repository.
  • Package community information: Mailing list archives, IRC logs, Issue summaries.
  • Developer profiles.
  • Automatically detailed issue reports.
  • Test cluster for pre-release testing against users' toolchains (minimal usage fees may apply).
  • Program build and packaging service.
  • Program distribution service.

A subscription will be required to utilize Sourcemint for proprietary code:

Unlimited Single Developer Access - $11 /month + utility-priced usage
Organized Groups of Single Subscribers - TBD

It goes without saying that Sourcemint is aiming high and must start with a narrow scope which will be incrementally expanded on over time.

Focus 1: CommonJS Packages and Programs

This phase will bring support for CommonJS packages and PINF programs (groups of CommonJS packages) for deployment on the server and in the browser.

JavaScript programs built via Sourcemint may be deployed to any CommonJS/Modules/1 capable environment thanks to the PINF JavaScript Loader.

Focus 2: PHP Packages and Programs

This phase will bring support for PHP packages and PINF programs (groups of PHP packages) for deployment on the server.

PHP programs built via Sourcemint may be deployed to any PHP hosting service or internal server thanks to the PINF PHP Loader.

Focus 3: TBD

Status

Sourcemint is incomplete ALPHA technology and continuously evolving in sync with underlying and related projects. Production ready aspects will be documented and made available in time. Your Feedback is welcome and appreciated!

Who

Sourcemint is one of the results of intense focus by Christoph Dorn over the past several years and continuous exploration throughout Christoph's interest in software development over the past 15+ years.

Sourcemint is the love child of one person guided by the voices of passionate developers at the top of their game who are leading the industry into a new era of software development.

What

Sourcemint is an integral part of Christoph's work intended to realize his dream of one global toolchain under which components may be arbitrarily combined into maintainable mission critical systems by providing an all-encompassing and organized package repository from which consistent and autonomic systems may be built.

Sourcemint provides an automated software building and integration service as well as an intelligent software delivery network to distribute built software to all deployed systems and Internet users.

This means an arbitrary (code, configuration, network, ...) change may be made to a software system which can then be automatically built, tested, distributed and deployed. Every change constitutes a completely new system made possible by the fact that changes, any changes, are cheap and fully tested in every way before going live.

Just imagine what this means in your daily work.

Why

Automated software builds, continuous integration processes, streamlined issue trackers, community supported software, source control, online collaboration and automated cloud deployment have wet our appetite but hardly scratch the surface of what it actually means to have a completely automated production cycle from idea to delivery. The full potential is only realized once these separate solutions addressing different areas work together harmoniously.

What has been missing is new ways of looking at how to build software.

How

Christoph's work provides a new way to build software that is not necessarily new in the sense of ideas or technology but rather arrangement and timing. Christoph has through exploration and experimentation distilled current cutting edge technology, knowledge and wisdom into a toolchain platform called PINF available open source under the MIT license to realize a new breed of software.

Imagine software and systems that just work and are a pleasure to maintain.

Sourcemint is built entirely on PINF, as is all of Christoph's work, and can be used by any developer to tap into the power of the PINF approach to build open source or commercial libraries, frameworks, applications, systems and services.

Christoph's hope is that PINF and related projects will provide a foundation for developers to cooperate more widely and experiment with new ideas by eliminating some of the major constraints imposed by traditional toolchains. Traditional toolchains create systems that typically rot because they are practically impossible to refactor. We need a toolchain such as PINF which has refactorability designed into its core.

Let's create software that breathes with life and is in large part self-sustaining!

You

Join Christoph in his mission to help you, the developer, and help yourself by broadly applying the tools and approaches you know work to all of your work. Lean on PINF, your mind is begging you. Learn it, teach others, and let your inspiration soar!

Follow Sourcemint and PINF on twitter to watch for news of cutting-edge tools, tutorials and services coming online. You can also follow Christoph's work directly.

Homepage: Sourcemint.com

Status

Sourcemint is incomplete ALPHA technology and continuously evolving in sync with underlying and related projects. Production ready aspects will be documented and made available in time. Your Feedback is welcome and appreciated!

Who

Sourcemint is one of the results of intense focus by Christoph Dorn over the past several years and continuous exploration throughout Christoph's interest in software development over the past 15+ years.

Sourcemint is the love child of one person guided by the voices of passionate developers at the top of their game who are leading the industry into a new era of software development.

What

Sourcemint is an integral part of Christoph's work intended to realize his dream of one global toolchain under which components may be arbitrarily combined into maintainable mission critical systems by providing an all-encompassing and organized package repository from which consistent and autonomic systems may be built.

Sourcemint provides an automated software building and integration service as well as an intelligent software delivery network to distribute built software to all deployed systems and Internet users.

This means an arbitrary (code, configuration, network, ...) change may be made to a software system which can then be automatically built, tested, distributed and deployed. Every change constitutes a completely new system made possible by the fact that changes, any changes, are cheap and fully tested in every way before going live.

Just imagine what this means in your daily work.

Why

Automated software builds, continuous integration processes, streamlined issue trackers, community supported software, source control, online collaboration and automated cloud deployment have wet our appetite but hardly scratch the surface of what it actually means to have a completely automated production cycle from idea to delivery. The full potential is only realized once these separate solutions addressing different areas work together harmoniously.

What has been missing is new ways of looking at how to build software.

How

Christoph's work provides a new way to build software that is not necessarily new in the sense of ideas or technology but rather arrangement and timing. Christoph has through exploration and experimentation distilled current cutting edge technology, knowledge and wisdom into a toolchain platform called PINF available open source under the MIT license to realize a new breed of software.

Imagine software and systems that just work and are a pleasure to maintain.

Sourcemint is built entirely on PINF, as is all of Christoph's work, and can be used by any developer to tap into the power of the PINF approach to build open source or commercial libraries, frameworks, applications, systems and services.

Christoph's hope is that PINF and related projects will provide a foundation for developers to cooperate more widely and experiment with new ideas by eliminating some of the major constraints imposed by traditional toolchains. Traditional toolchains create systems that typically rot because they are practically impossible to refactor. We need a toolchain such as PINF which has refactorability designed into its core.

Let's create software that breathes with life and is in large part self-sustaining!

You

Join Christoph in his mission to help you, the developer, and help yourself by broadly applying the tools and approaches you know work to all of your work. Lean on PINF, your mind is begging you. Learn it, teach others, and let your inspiration soar!

Follow Sourcemint and PINF on twitter to watch for news of cutting-edge tools, tutorials and services coming online. You can also follow Christoph's work directly.