This is a great video on Pluralsight about setting up your online presence as a developer. It’s another tool in a developers tool chest that will help them to grow their skills.
In this production, Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery offer suggestions and advice on how you can get out there, and get involved. Blogging, Twitter, Github, StackOverflow, User Groups and Conferences: all of this can make you a happier, more productive developer and inspire you to take your career to the next level.
via Get Involved! – Online Training Course for Developers.
As a developer I feel the need to keep a blog with all the little tips, tricks, hints, and notes that I gather as I do my development work. I’ve been doing this for a few years on the blogger platform and enjoyed my time there. For a while now I’ve felt the need to move away from Blogger. I grew less and less satisfied with their tools and the lack of control I felt I had over my blog.
Once the decision was made I started trying to find a new home for it. I looked around and test drove many different platforms. Predictably I settled on WordPress. The main reason was simple. All the other platforms I looked at had great tools for converting your WordPress site to them. Their Blogger tools were not as well developed. I decided that no matter where I eventually end up converting my old posts to WordPress would probably be a stop on that journey.
So here I am. Now to finish converting the 50+ posts over. The text was easy but those crazy code snippets are more complicated. 🙂