21 September 2022

Ballerina is moving from Slack to Discord

Ballerina Team

We will be moving from Slack to Discord from October 1, 2022. Our Slack community has grown to over 1,500 users, and we are excited to have them meet our 1000+ users who are currently on Discord! Join the Ballerina Discord server.

We love Slack, but it’s not built for large online communities. It lacks moderation features such as spam filtering, complete message histories, unlimited file sharing, and more. This makes sense after all as Slack was built mainly for corporate teams.

Discord, on the other hand, was built specifically for large online communities. Many large communities, including development communities like Reactiflux, Python, and Java have already moved to Discord. It allows an unlimited number of users, unlimited file uploads (with a per-file size limit), unlimited message histories, and great moderation and spam filtering features. Discord also includes voice and video chat, which will give our users a more immersive community experience.

The whole idea is to deliver a better experience for our community members and we feel Discord will be the ideal solution to deliver that.

We will continue to keep Slack active in the interim and ensure a smooth migration and in the meantime, all Ballerina team members and mods will be waiting for you on Discord from October 1, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you as part of our new community. Join the Ballerina’s Discord server today!

Cheers, The Ballerina Team

In the creation of Ballerina, we were inspired by many technologies. Thank you to all that have come before us (and forgive us if we missed one): Java, Go, C, C++, D, Rust, Haskell, Kotlin, Dart, TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, Perl, Flow, Swift, Elm, RelaxNG, NPM, Crates, Maven, Gradle, Kubernetes, Docker, Envoy, Markdown, GitHub, and WSO2.