I switched Blog engines because I wasn't very happy with the one I was using (Syte) and I wanted something more simple. Something that wold let me focus on writing and not maintaining code. Don't get me wrong, Syte is an awesome project, it just seems like way too much. And the deal breaker for me was the fact that it used Tumblr for hosting blog posts and Tumblr has one of the worst online editors ever. It's just not made for writing.
When working on web applications it's very important to have a setup as similar to the production environment as possible.
The major component here is using the same database locally, for development, as you use in production. I myself work mostly with Django and, as most of you Django devs know, it's very easy to get started using a Sqlite database.
Took us awhile but Pixbin just got an API. Well…the beginning of one at least. You heard it here first folks. :) You can now upload images from your code.
I’ve been struggling for a while now with the idea of writing a blog. The problem was that I never got around to actually making the site and months passed by.