Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Oh wow! That’s both ingenious and dirty:

Standard, a JavaScript style guide, linter, and automatic code fixer, has implemented what appears to be the first advertising system for JavaScript libraries.

Starting with last week, when developers install the library via the npm JavaScript package manager, they also get a giant banner advertisement in their terminal.

The ads are powered by a new project called Funding, authored by one of the Standard devs. The Funding library was included with the Standard 14.0.0 release, published last week, when the ads first started showing up in other people's terminals.

The idea behind Funding is that companies buy ad space in people's terminals, and the Funding project then shares its profits with open-source projects who signed-up to show the ads.


Terminal is the last place where I expected to see ads. It is so sad they finally penetrated this impregnable fortress.

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    Tweeted and retweeted by developers. Dunno. Been working for me. Can't speak to excellence, but certainly lots of stimulating humiliation:

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    Don't know if this is real or not, but if it is, it's really strange that Canadian bureaucrats should be specifically instructed not to use the…

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    This was a good talk. Interesting to see that SvelteKit is taking the same direction as, by using html forms to submit data without the…

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