Minimacy is an open-source minimalist computing technology based on the principle “Less is more”.
Why minimalist? Because at Minimacy we consider that the way software is developed today brings too much complexity and opacity while we need simplicity and transparency if we want to achieve security, sustainability and sovereignty.
We observe that most of the time what we need to compute is not so complex and is easy to understand, but we add a lot of stuff around, bringing third party libraries with all their opacity and useless features into our project because we are afraid to write a simple function.
Even opensource libraries can be considered as black boxes when they apply the saying “If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand”.
Then the truth is to say that most of our systems are actually out of control.
- less knowledge required: fewer and smaller languages, fewer data formats
- less magic: one can easily follow the sequence of computations, without incessant jumps from one source file to another and without hidden computation
- smaller role for the operating system or no operating system at all !
At the end of the day, minimalism means better understanding and better control...
... and ultimately more fun!
Enter Minimacy and things will never be the same.
Minimacy is a solo project by Sylvain Huet.
Sylvain Huet is a French engineer and entrepreneur, graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X91). He was a pioneer of virtual worlds with the Second World in the 90s, and iOTs with the Nabaztag in the 2000s. He has participated in the creation of a dozen tech startups.
To carry out all these projects, Sylvain has developed powerful tools, based on virtual machines and pragmatic ML-style languages. Now is the time to share the best of them, Minimacy, with the community.More about Sylvain