Welcome to the second year of De Programmatica Ipsum. Maybe you will have noticed some subtle, small changes in the layout of this magazine. Let us explain them to you in detail.
De Programmatica Ipsum started as an idea thrown in a chat conversation back in August 2018. Graham and the author of these lines missed magazines such as Dr. Dobb’s and Byte. particularly because of their closer focus on the practitioners, on the programmers. Thus was born the first issue of this magazine, published exactly one year ago.
Back then, the idea was to provide a tribune, an arena for the exchange of ideas by programmers for programmers in all cultures, countries, and origins. We wanted to contribute financially to those writers, for their time and effort, and we wanted to avoid advertising in these pages.
Unfortunately that model did not stand the test of time. The subscription model did not work for this magazine, and the work required to find and interact with prospective writers was far more than we expected.
Hence we have decided to change the formula of this magazine starting today. We have made the content of this magazine 100% free. We have also refunded all of our current subscribers.
Regarding contributions and financing, we still refuse to use advertising in these pages. We are looking for ethical, simple options for those who would like to help us carry this project forward. We will let you know about that soon on Twitter and here.
Volume 2 of De Programmatica Ipsum will be produced just by Graham and this author. We still believe that we need a different perspective about the craft of programming–a more human-centered, reflexive, and empathic, view.
We would like to thank all of our readers. We would also like to thank in particular those who took the time to subscribe, who supported this idea since day one.
But in particular, we would like to thank our writers, who have created such incredibly relevant and passionate pieces, and who trusted us with this precious content. This magazine would not be the same without your help. In alphabetical order: Agis Tsaraboulidis, Adam Jones, Adrian Tineo, Anastasiia Vixentael, Carola Nitz, Daniel Steinberg, Fernando Rodriguez, Guido de Caso, Ioana Porcarasu, Julia Cacciapuoti, Marie-Cécile Godwin Paccard, Roland Leth, and Susanna Riccardi.
Here is Volume 2 of De Programmatica Ipsum. We hope you will enjoy reading it, as much as we enjoy writing it.
Cover photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash.