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STRAVID - Building software collectively.

The technology behind

The source code of this website dates back to October 2012. It started out with the static site generator Jekyll. Over the years I grew unhappy with this setup. Due to neglect on my part Jekyll never got updated and was soon outdated beyond hope. On the other hand I learned that chasing shiny new toys will never lead me to a happy place. So my focus shifted towards robustness and durability.

At the beginning of 2019 I had the urge to publish new stuff on without dealing with Jekyll at all. Therefore I started using plain old HTML but soon realized this was going to be a mess. So I made the long overdue switch from Jekyll to something better, in my case Nanoc which is also a static site generator.

More or less the moment I was finished with the content migration I read Writing HTML in HTML by John Ankarström. The idea to treat every page as a self-contained capsule is very intriguing to me. As long as your URIs don't change, and they shouldn't, there would be no content migration ever. So I will keep that in the back of my mind. Maybe I can combine my ID approach with Johns idea in the future.

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