Hello again - it has been a while!
Off the SpeedWagon
I’ve fallen off the SpeedWagon - that is I realise that it doesn’t work to blog on a blog platform that you are actively developing.
Every time I’d sit down to write a post, I’d end up adding some code to SpeedWagon instead, hence the huge interval since my last post.
A few years ago, a wise man (named Beach) tried to speak to me about Gatsby JS - but I was resistant to such hipster talk, and front end was something that I’d very conciously tried to retire from a long time ago.
It makes sense though. Especially for a developer writing a blog. In about an hour I was able to clone the Gatsby blog starter to my machine start writing posts - and set up a github action to build and deploy my static site to an Azure webapp.
I’ll admit I don’t fully understand what Gatsby is doing, but for a developer writing a blog the workflow is perfect.
- Create a markdown file in a folder
- Write your content (Gatsby does live browser preview as you edit)
- Commit the file to your repository
- Static site generated and released
This could be the future
Until I get another tech itch I need to scratch…
In case you haven’t noticed, there isn’t much substance to this post, but I am mainly writing it to test my worklow out. More meaningful content to follow.