Jekyll is a delightful piece of software. A Ruby application that turns your Markdown and HTML files to a nicely constructed static website. Since the generated site is static, you can deploy and serve it from anywhere with no security or performance concerns. As a matter of fact, this site is built with Jekyll.
It has been interesting to watch the reactions to Bret Victor’s The Future of Programming and our NoFlo Kickstarter. While much of it has been supportive, there seems to be a largish group of people that are offended by these notions. How dare we suggest that software could be made in other ways than textually?
I will be giving a talk on NoFlo tonight at 9pm at the c-base hackerspace in Berlin. If you’re interested in flow-based programming, feel free to join!
Those that have been following my blog for a longer time know that I’ve been talking a lot about making the Linux desktop and mobile platforms location aware.
The eagerly waited Leap Motion controller is now out, and reviews are pouring in. Most of them see the promise but find the current experience frustrating:
The growth of mobile web users is staggering. While some of us have been browsing the web on mobile devices for nearly ten years, most of the world population is only now getting there.
NoFlo — the flow-based programming system I started — is now two years old. I pushed the first commits to GitHub on June 5th 2011 from Hacker Dojo in Mountain View. To get us started with the story, I’ll let Wikipedia summarize:
The web is built of links, of pages linking to other resources on the internet. But making those links manually is tedious. This is another area where modern inline editors could do better.