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Whir

Awesome CLI chat for developers.

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Stefan Aichholzer
Maker
@aichholzer · Software adventurer & epilogue writer.
$> whir.io -u [your awesome name] -c whir You will find me there... See you! 😎
Stefan Aichholzer
Maker
@aichholzer · Software adventurer & epilogue writer.
As a developer, I use my command line a lot so why not integrate chat directly into it? For this reason, I wrote whir, which aims to close this gap by providing a simple, flexible, extendable and blazing fast chat environment, without having to install additional applications. Full source code (client and server): https://github.com/whirio
Çağatay Çalı@cagataycali · Software Engineer
@aichholzer I love it. I was thinking about doing a chat in the same way. It's super.
Stefan Aichholzer
Maker
@aichholzer · Software adventurer & epilogue writer.
@cagataycali great to hear. I am glad you like it.
Ryan Schumacher@jrschumacher · Lead Engineer, Hatch Safety
@aichholzer what's the difference between this and a console IRC client?
Stefan Aichholzer
Maker
@aichholzer · Software adventurer & epilogue writer.
@jrschumacher From a UX point of view, there is not much difference. I am not a big IRC fan; it's old, it's slow and it takes a toll on the clients running it. I decided to build something that was more future-compatible, so I went for websockets. And since IRC is not really compatible with websockets, I was not really going to invest my time into bridging a gap for a technology that I believe is not going anywhere.