I always wanted to create a personal blog, and this is one of my 2018 resolutions too. Coding is my hobby and I always love to try out new things. Below are some of the things that I always to try and have hands-on:
- Laravel 5.5 had arrived and brought the API Resources which were introduced by Taylor on his Laracon EU talk and I was dying to try it out.
- In October 2017, Tailwind CSS appeared in world, a project by @adamwathan, @reinink, @davidhemphill and @steveschoger. A utility-first CSS framework to make ours (developers) life easier.
- I also found a podcast from Full Stack Radio in which Adam Wathan and Taylor Otwell talked about Resource Controllers and how to use it in a cleaner way.
- And finally, I wanted to experiment with posts written in Markdown using SimpleMDE
- Lastly, I have been using Amazon AWS for various services, but always wanted to explore DigitalOcean, the experience of using droplets, their performance, how easy/difficult is it to increase/decrease the droplet sizes, monitoring, etc.
With all this things in my mind, I decided to build something and that's when this blog was born.
Freek Van Der Herten's blog, is an excellent example for laravel blog and is open-source too. I thought of cloning the repository and build on top of it, but that won't give me the true learning of how exactly everything works. Hands-on is truly an altogether different experience. You learn, you fail, you learn again, and you keep moving, keep improving.
One of the important lessons I have been taught in life is:
Learning is a never ending process.
Hence, I developed it from scratch. And whenever I am stuck with some problem, I would refer/check his blog. Thanks @freekmurze!