When we invented non-fungible tokens, we were trying to protect artists. But tech-world opportunism has struck again.

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The only thing we’d wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work. Back in May 2014, I was paired up with the artist Kevin McCoy at Seven on Seven, an annual event in New York City designed to spark new ideas…


The hardest part about creating with code isn’t the code.

For years, people in the tech industry have talked about “No Code” — tools and services that let you build a website or an app just by clicking or tapping, without having to know how to write code. If you’ve listened to a podcast in the past few years and…


Unlocking more magic on Glitch

When we created Glitch, we set out to eliminate all the barriers to creating a full stack web app. It’s the easiest possible way to instantly go from an idea to a running app, because we simplified coding collaboration and version control and configuration and all the other complex parts…


The whole world is reckoning with worries about where technology is taking us. Mouse helps us find a path forward that helps everyone, by including everyone.

You almost certainly can remember when you first got excited about technology, or about the internet. You discovered that somebody else shared the same eccentric interest as you, or you felt empowered by the idea that you could instantly create things and share them with anyone.

But somewhere along the…


We’ve been thrilled to see the community embrace Glitch as the home for creating and discovering the coolest stuff on the web, so after 18 years, we’re saying goodbye to the Fog Creek name and betting our future on Glitch.

TLDR: We’ve renamed Fog Creek to Glitch, Inc. to represent our single-minded focus on Glitch. We’re hiring for a bunch of new positions (with more to come!) and welcoming a slate of new advisors. …


Today, we’re pleased to announce that DevFactory has acquired Manuscript, giving the community and the platform a strong and stable path forward.

First, the fundamentals: For current Manuscript customers, nothing is changing today — neither functionality nor licensing. And good things are changing in the future. …


At 5:53PM New York time yesterday, an eager student created a project on Glitch to start learning how to code. It also happened to be the 1 millionth app on Glitch!

We’re excited to reach the one million app milestone as it shows how we’ve created the easiest way for coders to create and collaborate online. With functionality like real-time collaborative editing, instant deployment, automatic secure hosting and Rewind, we’ve removed many of the technical barriers to getting started with building…


Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub inspired lots of conjecture about the software titan’s strategy, and what it means for developers. But what if the biggest long-term value comes from collaborative coding as part of a network? What will the next era of networked coding look like?

The tech world has had a little time to digest the dramatic news that Microsoft is acquiring GitHub, and is starting to form its opinions. …


Here’s the short version: We’re excited about GitHub becoming part of Microsoft, and think it’ll be good news for developers. But based on the huge adoption we’re seeing for Glitch and our own decade of experience in building version control tools, it’s clear many developers also think it’s time to…


JavaScript is now part of the toolkit of most working developers. What if network effects push it into being the first-ever truly dominant programming language?

Around a decade ago, a big part of coding culture changed.

What had often been a solitary pursuit, or one where collaboration happened with a defined set of colleagues within a company or open source project, burst open into a much more intrinsically social experience. …

Anil Dash

CEO of @Glitch. Trying to make tech more ethical & humane. (Also an advisor to Medium.) More: http://anildash.com/

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