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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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

Blazingly fast page loads powered by pjax

10 Apr 2016
I had enough of waiting 5 seconds between page loads so I decided to give the site a boost in performances. The result as you may already see is quite outstanding. The plugin is called ThunderBoard and it is compatible with all modern browsers.

Download ThunderBoard beta 6 now!

Known issues

Despite this is a really important update to the site, the plugin is still unstable in many parts, whilst I'm not going to release the plugin anytime soon. Some pages throw random JavaScript errors due to variables not being defined; that is because the big packed script is loaded many times in subsequent page loads. Page-specific stylesheets are not loaded properly, so I had to get rid of them by declaring them as global.

You should, however, be able to slide through MyBBoost sweetly. The chat may also seem weird when you visit the index coming from another page of the site. That's normal and you just need to refresh the page or visit the index directly to be able to use the chat again at it's very best.

If you have any questions or you encounter some issues, feel free to comment down here.
[Exalented] 11 Apr 2016
is "ThunderBoard" a separate plugin that one could simply install to make his pages load faster or embedded into Mychat and bugs must be tended to?
Shade 11 Apr 2016 Edited
@"[Exalented]": ThunderBoard is a separate plugin which has nothing to do with MyChat. It will be available for free once it's stable enough. There are still some issues with some scripts - MyChat included - and I'm actively looking for a definitive solution. Needless to say, every MyBB installation will be compatible with ThunderBoard.