Hello World 👋

Hello World 👋

After sitting on this for a long time and wanting to blog / write down my thoughts, I’ve finally got my act together and started this. There were so many times I was asked some very good questions which I am sure not just the person asking me but a lot more would have been interested in knowing the answer/solution/thoughts around the matter. This is a way to write about that and help the wider community who are searching for similar solutions.

I regularly answer in Stack Overflow and in some cases I wrote a question and answered it myself just incase some one was looking for something similar, that wasn’t really the ideal platform to do that. There have been so many times that going through and reading other people’s blogs have helped me and unlocked me in problems that I was stuck with; this is a in a way trying to give back to the community and helping people that are on the look out for a solution for a similar problem.

How to power the blog

There were so many choices out there when it came to what frameworks and libraries to use to build the blog and what to use to host the blog.

My requirements when it came to building were simple

  • Easy to author posts
  • Easy to build
  • Easy to maintain
  • Most customizations (eg: search, ads, tags, categories etc) should come out of the box

My requirements when it came to hosting were even simpler

  • Has to be free
  • Has to be able to handle ‘some’ level of load
  • Easy to CI/CD
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