Joe Hewitt, the man behind the popular Facebook iOS app, has left the company. In his blog, Hewitt says that he didn’t leave the company on bad terms – will continue to work independently on software tools to help modern developers who are trying to balance mobile, cloud, and HTML5 development.
Normally when I leave a job I go out cursing the management and wishing I had left much sooner. In the case of Facebook, I sent heartfelt emails to all of my managers thanking them for the privilege of letting me work there, and I genuinely meant it. Facebook was the longest I ever worked at one company, and the best employer I’ve ever had.
And so, I’m independent now, and I’m going to pour myself into understanding the needs of modern developers and designers, and creating software to fill those needs. There are so many opportunities that I can’t even predict what I will end up building, but I am pretty sure I know where I am going to start. I can’t wait.
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