2018, May 21st
Winds 2.0 is an open-source podcast player and RSS reader, built in Electron, React, Redux, and Node.js. It was built as a content marketing project - a nice way to show off the capabilities of Stream, as well as provide content and examples for blog posts.
I spent about 6 months working on Winds - I built about 90% of the frontend, and about 50% of the backend. It was a period of tremendous growth for me - getting to put a bunch of new techniques to work on a big hairy web app, and learning to work with a team of diverse skillsets and abilities.
I have loads of stories that I can tell about Winds, but I think I'll keep it offline for a while - buy me a beer sometime and I'll tell you about it :)