New Brackets Committers: Martin Zagora and Arzhan Kinzhalin

Article by: Kevin Dangoor

New Brackets Committers: Martin Zagora and Arzhan Kinzhalin

The Brackets community continues to grow and contribute in many different ways to Brackets’ success. We’ve got new extensions and pull requests arriving daily. To review pull requests, someone has to know Brackets well enough to know what the best practices are and how things are set up and show good judgment about what we ship.

Today, we’re happy to announce that the Brackets project has two new committers who have each demonstrated deep experience with Brackets: Martin Zagora and Arzhan Kinzhalin.

Martin Zagora (GitHub: zaggino) has contributed a variety of useful features to Brackets:

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In addition to core changes, Martin maintains one of the most impressive Brackets extensions out there: brackets-git. If you haven’t seen it, you really should check it out. It makes git really easy to use within Brackets.

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Who is Martin? Here’s what he had to say:

I am a web developer currently employed at a software development company which focuses on insurance industry clients and is based in Sydney, Australia. Previously, I mainly worked for the same company in their Slovakian offices where I worked on front-end solutions for government web applications since my university studies.

I started using Brackets regularly as one of my main development tools from the first moment I tried it and a short while after I opened my first pull request ever on GitHub. I realized that not only was I able to improve Brackets, but also I was able to improve my coding skills a lot while discussing the code and different types of solutions with Brackets community, which is probably the main reason why I enjoy working on Brackets so much.

I’ve had an opportunity to work with Arzhan Kinzhalin (GitHub: busykai) on a couple of recent changes to the Brackets core and he provided a helpful review of the new preferences system that shipped in Brackets 36. Here’s a sampling of his code:

He also wrote the Proper Indent extension for Brackets.

Here is a bit about Arzhan:

I am a professional software engineer with more than 15 years of experience, currently employed by Intel Corporation. I’ve started to get familiar with JavaScript just a year ago. Fell in love with Brackets when I saw the design of it, I was amazed that it could have been done using HTML5 only (well, mostly) and, what’s rarely mentioned, is how using Brackets can be instrumental in helping your HTML5 learning curve. I ended up integrating Brackets as the editor in Intel XDK, an IDE for hybrid mobile application development.

On a personal note, I have a degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics and I am a certified professional cook. I speak three languages (Spanish, English and Russian) and live in Cordoba, Argentina.

Of course, writing code is not the only way in which people contribute to Brackets. We have a very helpful community of people who comment on GitHub issues, IRC and mailing list threads. Brackets is a community effort that builds on the work of many, many people.

Thanks to zaggino and busykai and everyone who makes Brackets better from release to release.

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