I have tried writing blogs about code several times. Usually, I get annoyed and stop pretty quickly because it is no fun using WYSIWYGs, creating Gists for code snippets, etc.
But I have so much to say about everything! What is a dude supposed to do?
Ideally, I’d like to be able to do things like I do at work when writing READMEs.
- use my editor
- write Markdown
- show formatted codes snippets easily
This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It generates static files, so there’s no db or backend to worrry about. It’s super simple. A new post is just a text file. It supports templates, comes with a built in server, has a dev mode… It’s freaking awesome.
After playing with it for just a few minutes, I’m ready to rock. Jekyll is going to make it really easy to write a blog about code. Now what should we write about first?