Jeff Caldwell


Time for a new blog

I rewrote my site! Twice!

So, I rewrote my site again. Last weekend, while I was working on an RSS reader I'm naming Current, I decided I needed to start writing about the process. So, I did the logical thing and proceeded to write my site from scratch.

At first, I reached for one of my favorite tools for making content sites, Astro. Things moved along really quickly, as they usually do when you're making an Astro site. Halfway through, I started feeling like I needed something more.

Now, as I said, I really like Astro. I like JavaScript. But, writing everything in the same language all the time starts to feel like a drag. I wanted to do something different.

I'd been messing around with writing some Go for a few weeks and had read about how well the language handles http servers and thought it would be good exercise to write a simple blog site with it. I'll save the walkthrough about how I built everything for another post. For now, I'm just glad to have the site up, even if it's not totally finished.

I'll be working on a real projects page over the next few days, along with some other fun experiments I'll write about soon. Feel free to subscribe if you want to keep up with what I'm doing.

Welcome to my site! I'm glad you're here.