Flarum is an exciting new contender in the forums market. Have a look:
Don’t get me wrong, I’m comfortably settled with Discourse, and judging by the feature list of this two-man army they still have a long way to go. However there’s plenty to be excited about:
- We get essentially an updated version of esoTalk, which was packed with many inspirational design decisions, some well worth “borrowing” wholesale.
- I’m excited that another serious forum project has chosen to use Ember.js for their frontend. For a positive thinker, this equals more innovation and greater legitimacy for Ember.
- Finally, I actually like the fact that they’re basing it on PHP/Laravel. It’s like taking Jeff’s “Ruby isn’t cool any more - [so it’s mature]” to the extreme. Perhaps PHP is indeed going through the renaissance some have predicted.