One of the original WordPress developers, Alex King, has passed
from cancer at far too young an age. Alex actually got involved
with b2 in 2002 and was active in the forums and the “hacks”
Alex had a background as a designer before he learned development,
and I think that really came through as he was one of those rare
people who thought about the design and usability of his code, the
opposite of most development that drifts toward entropy and
complexity. One of my favorite things about Alex was how darn
tasteful he was. He would think about every aspect of something he
built, every place someone could click, every path they could do
down, and gave a thoughtfulness to these paths that I still admire
and envy today.
Heartbreaking news. Alex was just a great person: funny, clever, honest, diligent. Everyone who knew him liked him.