I’ve been wanting to spend some time checking out Octopress, and the series on rebar plugins provides me with a good opportunity to do this. Instead of spending my free time writing up a second post this week, I’ve opted to move the series to a custom location and use Octopress as a publishing engine.
My reasons for doing this are several. Firstly, as I mentioned, I wanted a chance to check out the Octopress wrap around Jekyll, and I must admit that so far I’m finding it nice and high level. Secondly, I wanted better handling of code highlighting than the free wordpress account gives me, and the pygments integration in Jekyll does the job very nicely. I also wanted to be able to provide sample code for each of the posts, and by publishing the series using github pages, I can use a single git repository to manage both the sample code and the gh-pages publication branch. All in all, it seems like a pretty neat solution.
From now on, rebar plugin tutorials will be published to http://hyperthunk.github.com/rebar-plugin-tutorial/.