Hi, I'm Chris Watson
I'm a software developer with a passion for open source, new technologies, and learning. If you're here, browsing my Github portfolio you'll probably notice a number of different languages in use, including lesser known ones like Crystal, Zig, and Nim. This is because I love experimenting with new technologies that have the possibility of improving my performance or general happiness as a developer.
I am currently employed by Truvy, but I'm always working on side projects in my free time. Here are a few that I'm especially proud of:
Tourmaline is a batteries (and kitchen sink) included framework for building Telegram bots with Crystal. It includes full support for the bot API, as well as a number of helpful abstractions, a FSM, menu builders, and more. You can learn more about it on the project's official website, https://tourmaline.dev.
As with many of my personal projects, this one was written in Crystal. I tend to prefer Crystal for personal projects because of it's beautiful syntax, easy concurrency, and relative overall speed. Marionette is a browser automation tool written from the ground up to support just about everything that Selenium Webdriver does, but without the Java overhead. Check it out here.
More to come...
Thanks for checking out my profile! If you find any of my projects useful, please consider sponsoring me! I've spent thousands of hours on my open source projects, and every little contribution matters.