coding in the rain

By Andrew Carter


It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally done a reboot of my web site. The old blog is gone. Some of the content might find its way back in here but probably not.

I plan to write about what I know - software, Rails in particular.

I have a long list of posts that I’ve wanted to write for some time. I used the excuse of the website redesign to put it off. With that out of the way, I’ll begin to publish those regularly over the next few weeks.

I have a couple notes on building this site. I’ll expand on this much more later but it is built using Jekyll. This is an excellent static site generation tool written in Ruby. When you think about it, this is the way personal web publishing should be done. I don’t need a complicated web application for the relatively few pages I want to publish.

Jekyll is a breath of fresh air compared with bloated software like Wordpress. The Jekyll project wiki has everything you need to get started. Or read Adam’s post on how he built his site using Jekyll. I’ll be putting the source for this website up on my GitHub account in the next few days.