Hi readers 👋, welcoming you back to the "Appwrite OSS Fund" series, where we celebrate open-source maintainers. 🎉
On the 4th of May, the Appwrite team launched the OSS Fund, an initiative to support open-source project maintainers. Being an open-source company, we wanted to give back to the community and help as many people as we can.
The OSS Fund is an initiative that is very close to our heart.
Hear what our Founder and CEO has to say - The Appwrite Story:
After careful considerations from the committee we are thrilled to announce the ninth project:
Isar is an open-source embedded NoSQL database for Flutter apps. It is very efficient and super easy to use. Isar apps run on all platforms and operating systems with a single codebase.
The goal is to make using multi-threaded queries, indexes, and full-text search as easy as possible.
Isar has detailed docs and a real-time database inspector to help developers build offline-first apps with ease.
Simon is the maintainer of Isar. He is a 25 year old Flutter developer from Munich who works at ClickUp. He spends most of his free time maintaining open-source projects.
When Simon started Hive (the predecessor of Isar) there didn’t exist database packages for Flutter except for SQLite bindings.
Most apps still put little focus on being fully functional with unstable or missing connections. He wanted to help developers to deliver great user experience and performance even if offline and that is how Isar was built.
Before building Isar, there was Hive, which is a lightweight and blazing fast key-value database written in pure Dart. At some point, it became clear that Hive could not cover all use cases and was not scalable enough. Simon started from scratch and developed Isar to overcome all the previous limitations and deliver the best developer experience possible.
Fun fact: He had problems finding a name for this new database so I named it after the river in my home city.
As Simon continues to work on Isar, he encourages everybody to contribute to open source and says "even adding a missing comma to docs, goes a long way".
He also says:
"I would like to thank Appwrite for their fantastic commitment to open-source software and all users and maintainers of Isar for their trust and support."
If this story resonates with you or your friend, tell them about OSS Fund, as applications are still open: