Hello, World

November 23, 2009

This is my first post using my new CMS. It’s called HepCMS, and I developed it over the course of 6 months on my bus rides to and from work. My main goal while developing Hep was to create a simple system that would make it incredibly easy to publish content for the web. I also wanted to become more familiar with the CakePHP framework. At work, I develop and customize our custom CMS, so I also wanted a different system that would encourage me to learn in different ways.

And also, the technology that my old site used (the Symphony CMS) issued a major upgrade to their codebase, one that was incompatible with old Symphony websites. Since I was stuck in a situation where I couldn’t upgrade without some major effort, I decided to take the plunge and create my own system.

As for my old website, it’s now been archived for posterity. The content remains, albeit on a different url, and it is no longer supported or updated. Commenting is turned off, and the backend has been removed. I thought about porting the content into the new website, but honestly there was so much cruft that it wasn’t worth the effort.

The topic(s) of this site will remain the same – anything that comes to mind. And the quest to write interesting information will continue.