So I’m joining the modern age and moving to Jekyll and Github Pages. Now I can simply whip up a markdown file and
git push to publish new posts. Beautiful Jekyll also seems to be a great, simple theme.
While Jekyll seems like a super easy way to publish simple posts, sometimes I want to include an entire code project along with a blog post. I’ve found that the easiest way to accomplish this is in a dedicated github repo and its README.md. A good example is this experiment with Flink watermarks. I think I’ll continue doing this, and whenever I do I’ll include a short post on this blog that links to the repo.
I don’t intend to move any existing blog posts from wordpress into this blog. To maintain support for existing links, the jekyll-redirect-from gem is really useful. Now URLs like https://theza.ch/2017/01/16/updating-materialized-views-and-caches-using-kafka/ are redirected to https://zcox.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/updating-materialized-views-and-caches-using-kafka/.
Now it’s time to get to work and start blogging again!