Fully Baked Weblog Software

Sprinkle DonutBrent Simmons: “I think the new technique web developers — or weblog developers, at least — ought to learn is static rendering: writing files to disk rather than building from a database on every request.”

I’ll have to track the progress on this font. It’s what I wanted when I switched from Blogger to WordPress about a year ago. I wanted the ability to generate static files on disk. WordPress generates your weblog from database entries. Static is king!

It’s not like I’m ever going to get Fireballed, I haven’t had over 1000 visits in a day since the early days of weblogging, but it’s something that interests me.

2 Replies to “Fully Baked Weblog Software”

  1. You don’t need static; you just don’t want stupidity like massive database access. I’ve been running the same server software for years now, and I don’t run static pages – it’s survived simultaneous digg, slashdot, and reddit hits.

  2. Well, sure, but there’s nothing wrong with static pages James. Especially if those pages don’t need to change, why go to a database to generate them if you don’t have to?

    I’m not saying databases are evil, or generating from a database is evil. I’m just saying for my simple weblog static is a great choice.

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