About the Labrary.

“Don’t just do something, stand there!” - Martin Gabel

“A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library.” - Frank Westheimer

“So many books, so little time.” - Frank Zappa

Isn’t it often the case that there are two, apparently conflicting, schools of thought? The left versus the right. Static versus dynamic. Functional versus objects. Native versus web. Cloud versus on-premise.

Why do we need to use the word “versus” so much? Why can’t we learn from both schools? Why can’t we put conflict behind us?

The name “Labrary” is a portmanteau of Library and Laboratory, because Labrarians agree with the people who would like to just get out there, build something, and see whether it works. But we also agree with the people who would like to understand what has gone before, do a little research, and build on the state of the art.

So the Labrary stands at the intersection of the library and the laboratory. It is the workshop and the bookshop. It is where we experiment, informed by study. It is where we study, informed by experiment. But more than that, it is where ideas and those who hold them collaborate, not conflict.