Leaving PHP, MySQL and Wordpress behind

This blog has been around for a while - more than four years in its last avatar - which was that of a PHP app running on a LAMP server using Wordpress as a blog engine / cms and MySQL for persistence.

Time to let that go. Must say it was a good run.

We have a new blog engine. A blog engine built for simplicity and lightness. A clean UI composed of HTML5 and Twitter Bootstrap. A backend powered by Scala and Play! Framework 2.

Say goodbye to "admin consoles" and in-browser blog authoring.

Say hello to authoring through HTML / Markdown.

Code hosting and collaboration via GitHub.

And $ git push based deployments on to Heroku.

Feels light, feels right.