When the website first launched, people kept asking me the same question, what's the plan? It was a good question, but the goal is simple ... to learn and grow as a <programmer>._
I started this blog a few days ago in under an hour with the help of some awesome frameworks (Next.js and Strapi) and a couple useful free hosting solutions (Netlify and Heroku) for the front-end and back-end deployments, respectively.
More features and design updates will come to the blog as time goes on, you'll see it undergo many changes. But I have my sights on building another project already...
A little over four years ago, I built a Python/Django demo news site for a job in the gaming industry that I really wanted. I didn't get the job, but the project is still up and running on Heroku without a single update or bug fix during this period.
Eventually, the inevitable happened last year, the database ran out of rows on the free plan. This left the site with a fixed archive of programming news from a curated list of RSS/Atom feeds to some of my favorite blogs.
The goal for this <programmer>.news_ project is to build an updated version of the old news site but with a few modern features and categories for programming languages and other software development topics, social media sharing, personalized feeds, and more.