Bye WordPress, Hello Ghost!
Just a very quick post to welcome you to the latest version of the RR blog.
For the last 2 years, the site was built on WordPress. I was never entirely happy with the theme/layout and the 2/3 seconds it took to load each article. It was heavily optimised but still couldn't offer a great real-world foundation to grow the blog.
Queue "Ghost" - A blog platform built entirely on NodeJS. It's light, simple and fast. Seriously, mind-blowingly fast! Coupled with NGINX and a variety of subtle tweaks, page load times are now sub 1 second for most countries. In the UK, articles usually render within 500ms... even at 10,000 concurrent users!
So far, so good.
If you spot anything broken, please let me know. Right, time for a pint! :)