Rojo / A local file syncing service that uses the tools that I’m familiar with gives me great joy as a developer, it empowers me to quickly create something, to make sure that I write the best code and that we push out a great experience for our users.
The Roblox platforms currently have many teams on it that work together, and even more during the pandemic, remotely. Distant from each other, but connected to all the services that we use. Our development tools are the ones that make sure that we deliver great content during these times with all the teammates all around the world. Businesses are created on the platform that are worth thousands of dollars and couldn’t deliver if they wouldn’t have the tools that are created by some of the brightest minds in our community. And those are the opensource tool developers that we currently know and are also engineers now at Roblox since they showcased that they are capable of making our experience with the product flourish and empower us to deliver the content and work with our fellow teammates.
Git / External editors allow us to grow as developers, adopt professional workflows to make sure that we write code that is checked by our colleagues, stage certain updates in a timeline, quickly investigate when we mess something up, create different branches so that we can have a proper pipeline. Those are the tools that are required to make the platform flourish, to empower your developers. Why would you not welcome these tools and allow them to connect to your product as first-class citizens of the product, why would you need to reinvent the wheel and create features as drafts?
Please start the dialogue with the users that rely on this tools every single day, to the developers that make this great tools, what it would take to make sure that we create a professional environment for those that need it. For those that rely on the platform to make their bills monthly, those that see Roblox development as a job and no longer a ‘hobby’ that they do in their spare time. It is time that we take those people more seriously to create even a brighter future for the platform as a whole.