Happy new year to one and all!
I also see how ERPNext/Frappe can position itself quite well in 2021 and am one of those people actively putting serious amounts of time into exploring it’s capabilities as the back end for SaaS applications in eCommerce and related services. This is my first python related project, so I am learning a new language and a new framework at the same time. I do, however, have extensive software development experience.
I very much appreciate how clever the overall design of the framework, it’s concepts and the implementation of them.
I am curious as to the direction the owners of the project want to go with the community. I recently saw the bounty on videos, and the resulting contributions. A good start to be sure, and all contributions are normally good, either in substance or in how they inspire others to contribute as they see ways to improve upon the previous works of others. The open source way.
A suggestion for growth, and please take it in the spirit in which it was given.
It would be nice to see more people, who have the know how and capacity, to help resolve open/unresolved issues and questions on these message boards. As someone who would be interested to go deeper into the ecosystem of ERP/Frappe, it’s discouraging when there are more “read the docs” links than there are actual bits of code.
Comments like “I’d love to see ERPNext implementation partners getting more support” should scare the hell out of the people who run the foundation IF growth is the goal. I know it scares the hell out of me when I am looking for implementation partners to help me with even simple things like installing themes. I, like many in my circle, gauge the level of expertise by the willingness to help others and the quality of help given on the message boards.
Anyway, none of this is taking a shot at anybody, I really do like this project. I think it’s needed in the ERP space and where I am able to contribute I will. The learning curve is a steep one but I’m committed and appreciative to the core team.
Thanks to one and all