It’s been about 8 years since I began blogging, and today it’s time for a change.
For most of these 8 years I have been using Wordpress for my blog backend. It’s been a fun ride, but I have fallen in love with a new platform. The reason is pretty simple, but first a little background. While I was playing with my Wordpress setup for the 99,999th time I was pondering, why can’t I just use Git for this stuff? Better yet Github. Why is this so tough? Why can’t I just get a simple ‘developer feeling’ blog theme, and edit it like I do code every day? Why can’t I just use straight markdown?
My presentation at the San Francisco MongoDB User Group at Geekdom.
The presentation slides are available on Github.
The MongoDB profiler is a powerful tool for analyzing and improving performance on a MongoDB system. I will show everything from the very basics to advanced usage. I will cover how to use the Aggregation Framework in conjunction with the profiler, profiler analytics, query tuning, and response time analysis.
Thats a pretty hefty stack of technologies. That said, it’s impact is substantial. I have been using WordPress for this blog since May of 2006 and finally have a super rich and simplistic theming toolset. Previously each theme had it’s own design and layout. In recent time (what like the last couple years), bootstrap has come onto the scene. The bootstrap framework is very powerful, and wp-bootstrap plugs it right into WordPress via the theme framework. Heck yeah.
Simple customization of themes is now very simple. All of the native bootstrap elements are valid, and of course and be customized and extended. The theme is fully widgetized as well. In addition 320press has taken great care to make the theme responsive. Thus this is the first time my blog looks reasonable on a variety of devices. It has shortcodes and the theme allows for customization inside the WordPress theme settings panel. One of the niceties I have already taken advantage is a simple CSS text area where you can drop in whatever CSS changes you want. Simple.
So, I suspect over the coming weeks and months I will be noodling with my theming and layouts quite a bit. It’s just too fun and easy now! Great job 320press!
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I am super excited to be presenting MongoDB large-scale data centric architectures at QCon, Friday Nov 9th in the <a href=http://qconsf.com/sf2012/tracks/show_track.jsp?trackOID=685>NoSQL Emergence track</a>. My talk will focus on the realities of running the MongoDB database at scale, what challenges it presents, where it works great, and where it doesn’t. This is stuff anyone who wants to run MongoDB at any serious level should plan to attend. Stop by and say hello, it should be a hoot. I promise no web-scale references!
If you register with my code: gorm100, you will get $100 off at registration time and another $100 will get donated to the <a href=http://www.sffoodbank.org/>San Francisco Food Bank</a>. Let’s do this people, you get to come hear
from some excellent talks at the conference, and some other folks get to eat.