def welcome(name)
  puts "Hi #{name}, welcome to fcbrossard.net"
end
welcome('Visitor')
#=> prints 'Hi Visitor, welcome to fcbrossard.net' to STDOUT.

Welcome to my new website.

Back to 2006 the popularity of Wordpress was not as it is now (you can check on Google Trends if you don’t trust me). I chose Joomla! in first place as starter CMS for web oriented developments and made several websites and plugins with it. I tried also Drupal for the first release of Japon sur Saône website but I’ve been quite confused with “nodes” environment. Don’t blame me, I’m sure it’s a great CMS. I suppose I didn’t take enough time to get into it. After that I quickly switched to Wordpress for the rich variety of plugins and the large community but…

Nowadays most of the websites using a CMS are running on Wordpress which leads hackers to find some security vulnerabilities. It means you have to keep the version up to date, care of the plugins you are using if you don’t want your website to be defaced. What a mess! (even if I still use it nowadays because it’s the way to go to have a user-friendly dashboard and a simple UI. I can’t deny it’s the most powerful CMS I ever used)

I’m kinda lazy about updates so I decided to go “static”. There are static sites generator as:

As you know I’m a RoR developer and I recently wanted to start a fresh new personal website/blog to write some useful stuff so I powered this website with Jekyll which is an amazing tool btw. It’s not as easy as set up a Wordpress because you’ll need some basic knowledge in programming. Anyway it’s really easy to grasp if you RTFM. You should give a try to one of them depending on what programming language you are interested in.

See you then for the next article (#^.^#)