A day of the past 

    It's a Friday evening, and you've sat down to work on some code and halfway through testing the code, you realise that there's a problem with a dependency. Something's not supposed to work the way it does, and you hop on to the code-hosting platform, or forge, that you use on a daily basis to search for the library. Realizing that the project is not quite hosted on your forge, you close your eyes, before reluctantly heading over to a search engine, to find the project repository being hosted on another forge that you haven't worked with.

    At this point, in order to file a bug report, or even send a Pull Request that could fix the issue, you would be required to create an account on the forge and clone the repository and relearn the workings of the particular forge before finally working on the code. Manually tracking notifications, setting up new remotes for the upstreams, configuring GPG and SSH keys, and having to set up a new development workflow.

    The evening prolongs into the night, and you're finally ready with that PR, which you had to learn a new forge for.

    A day of the future 

    Worrying about the forge-specific operations that you'll need to perform are a thing of the past now. With the inclusion of a bridging feature in your code-hosting platform, you can finally forget about how other forges behave and whether you'll need to work towards creating a new account to contribute. A contribution, be it a Bug Report, Feature Request, or a Pull Request, now can be solved through setting up a bridge to the repository you want to contribute to.

    Days are pleasant and you can continue working on your code after you're done with the issue of the library. You check out and have more time for things that you wanted to work on for the rest of the day.

    Enter ForgeFlux 

    While the days of the past are what we live in currently, ForgeFlux is the intermediary that seeks to get developers to the days of the future!

    Implementing bridging leveraging the API space, Northstar points, and the Interface sets it all up. Know more about how ForgeFlux works here!

    We're currently still in active development, and you can check what we've been working on, in the updates/ section.