The best platform for blogging about coding
A question on StackExchange is "What's the best platform for blogging about coding?", to which the accepted answer is, of course: make your own.
This blog was originally written by me, then rewritten, and that rewrite went on to become FunnelWeb. This weekend I rewrote it again, for the third time, using:
- ASP.NET MVC 4.0
- RavenDB for persistence
- MarkItUp editor for markdown
- Disqus for comments
- Raygun.io for error reporting
- Cloudinary for image hosting
One of the concepts I was going for in this rewrite was to make the home page more of a profile and less of a plain old list of posts. I also wanted to make it more likely that I would blog something, as opposed to just Google+'ing it or Tweeting.
So for example, while the home page looks like this for you:
I see a box to compose posts quickly:
Is it better than Wordpress/Blogger/all of the other services out there? Probably not. But hopefully you'll see me blogging more frequently.
Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.
Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.