Hello Jekyll World

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Welcome! This is my first blog post!

My name is Dalton, I am a Game Programmer from Brazil. Currently, I am concluding my BSc. in Computer Science, here at Sao Paulo State University - UNESP. I am in the penultimate term (expected June-2018).

Lately, I’ve been thinking that could be nice to have a place to put my thoughts and challenges. So, why not use a blog?

Since I am not a web developer, I want to try something simple. So I heard that we can host a webpage on GitHub. Along with that, we can also use Jekyll (a simple, blog-aware, static site generator), and in it, we can do some refinements, like using themes.

The basic idea is that you write your blog posts in basic markup files, like Markdown, leaving you free to focus on your writing.

If you are a programmer and don’t know what Markdown is, or how to use it, go learn it right away. This cheat-sheet will surely help.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

def print_hi(name)
  puts "Hi, #{name}"
end
print_hi('Tom')
#=> prints 'Hi, Tom' to STDOUT.

The setting-up process was relatively straight-forward, with some minor setbacks. It demands some minor Github knowledge, but besides that, it was an easy task.

So, to summarize my goals with this blog, I want to:

  • Improve my English.
  • Have a place to easily share my toughs and works.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Be a better programmer, overall.

Until next time!

Cheers, Dalton

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