There are few things you should consider when setting up a new open source project. Today, I would like to show you, how I do it and what, in my opinion, is a good way to do it.
I have started this blog exactly one year ago. I did it because I took part in a Polish contest called “Daj Się Poznać”. The challenge was to have a pet project on GitHub and blog about it for 10 weeks. It was hard, but I survived and somehow ended up in 6th place :) Today, new edition of the same contest starts and I decided to accept the challenge again!
When you work on an opensource project, you go to GitHub. Sometimes though you don’t want to make your source code public. That’s the moment when you have to decide, which provider to choose. There are currently 3 who really count in the game: GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab. I have recently started working on a new project, so had to choose between them. I thought I will share the outcome.
Initial Jekyll installation comes with a predefined RSS feed for your last 10 posts. Sometimes, you might need a feed for a single category. It’s very simple and I will show you how to do it.
I have started this blog nearly a year ago. It was my Nth attempt to start blogging and this time I’ve decided to take the easiest approach. I’ve setup bare WordPress instance with a default template. I wanted to start blogging first and then worry about how it looks. After few weeks, when I knew I want to carry on, I decided to take care of the design. I got a better template and added some plugins. After some time of playing with WordPress, I had enough and started looking for alternatives. That’s when I found Jekyll. Read on to see why I loved it then and wouldn’t go back after 6 months of using it.