It’s always gratifying to see new developers materialise in the RapidWeaver community. It’s almost as though it’s an inevitable chemical process, like cream rising to the top.
You start by discovering RapidWeaver. Then you slowly become aware of its power and as it opens up doorways of self-discovery you never knew existed, you become passionate about both RapidWeaver and webdesign. Then you get good at it and slowly but surely you emerge from the forum woodwork and begin helping people — because teaching is the best way to learn. The more you learn the more you understand about the underlying structures of the problems you solve. You begin to deconstruct and reconstruct and in doing so you enter the final stages of your metamorphosis until one fine day your transformation is complete and you take to your wings as a perfectly formed developer.
Well, that’s one theory, anyway.
Stellar Stacks are the latest example of this glorious transmogrification. Both Lawrence and Stuart are longtime RapidWeaver and Stacks fans who have spent years in the community and on the forums — where they met as @kryten and @Beemerang — and who’ve now decided to take the plunge together into stacks development.
“Lawrence is a tremendously skilled individual,” Stuart says, “and I realised quite early that if I were going to have a go with stacks development he’d be someone I’d choose to get into it with. Very experienced, and we even had background together developing trivial apps in NSBasic for Windows without realising it.”
With Lawrence in South Africa and Stuart in Scotland, Stellar Stacks really is an example of international transmutation at its finest. Stellar announced their arrival on Monday — with ten new stacks offered at very competitive prices which you can check out on their website here — and have been blown away by their reception.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the warm welcome we’ve received from the RapidWeaver community, YourHead, Realmac Software and RapidWeaver Central since announcing our little venture,” Stuart says. “We really do want to offer the best stacks and service we can and will be providing a range of free stacks and useful articles to help Weavers everywhere. We have a long list of new and creative stacks in the works so please stop by and say “Hi”.