Hi there, I’m Max Howell
I make open source used by millions of people.
I’m a big believer in Swift and focus on making tools and libraries for the Swift community.
I created Homebrew, and if you want to say thanks, you can buy me a beer.
Xcode app & Xcode cat
I am a prolific creator of open source, but in order to spend so much
time giving away my work, I need your support. Please enable me to
work full‑time on open source software. Any help is much appreciated 🙏🏻
I offer consultancy services in the following areas:
- Interview question design.
I was famously rejected by Google
for not knowing computer science even though I was applying for an iOS
UIKit development position and had a decade of lauded experience in the
field. If you have similar needs to hire developers that have actual
experience making apps rather than solving academic data structure
trivia, I already have prior professional experience in this area.
- Open source evangelism.
I have created some of the biggest open
source projects in the world and have copious familiarity with what is
required to create successful projects—of any size—that enthuse
developers and encourage quality contributions. I can help your
organization plan and implement new projects or transform existing
projects that will bring you developer‐fame and new hires.
- API design.
I have designed widely renowned and excellent APIs.
I can work with your team to design a great API that will be considered
a delight to work with and thus encourage wider adoption of your
products. I bring my great sense of product, my training in
design and my acute attention to detail to the process.
If you’re interested in my services, drop
me a line.
Version Open Source Library
semver (Semantic Version) Swift µFramework.
Error.localizedDescription at its own game.
Delightful, robust, cross‑platform and chainable file‑pathing functions.
swift sh Open Source Library
Trivially import third‑party dependencies in your Swift scripts.
“Promises everywhere”, with special guest Max Howell.
Talk at FrenchKit 2018.
Push notifications for GitHub events.
How I learned to stop worrying and love artificial superintelligence.
Homebrew and Swift with Max Howell.
Promises for Swift & ObjC; a top‑100 pod.
Homebrew and OSX Package Management.
Homebrew Open Source Tool
The missing package manager for Mac.