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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Frequently asked questions

  • Who are you?
    I am an Italy-based neurosurgeon in training, with a 10+ years experience in coding. I am proficient in PHP and JavaScript, and I can interpret and write simple to moderately complex Python and bash scripts.
  • What is MyBBoost?
    It is a personal portfolio where I can show off my previous works, mainly MyBB plugins and a few themes.
  • How many people worked behind MyBBoost?
    It was just me. The site, every plugin and theme you see is developed by a single person.
  • Can I buy you a beer?
    Of course you can. I currently accept cryptos. If you have some spare cryptos you want to donate, send me a PM and I will give you a fresh crypto address onto which to perform the donation. Thank you!