15 Sep 2014

Hello World

Got tired of having to deal with Wordpress updates for a blog that I just used two years ago for my participation on Google Summer of Code 2012, so I'm experimenting with my own custom made blog static generator. Bonus: Minus one possible security problem.

Fun stuff

Generating the blog is essentially processing some basic text files and outputting some nice HTML pages with one or another link between them, so I had to go with one of my favorite programming language/tool, AWK (or gawk to be more precise). Add a Makefile to the mix and we have a nice out-of-the-box dependency system to only regenerate the needed pages.

For the post formatting I'm not interested in reinventing the wheel, so this just uses the freshly out CommonMark C implementation to generate the post HTML from the original text with markdown annotations.