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adroit



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adroit
I was wondering if programmers should keep blogs or just create a website.

I read somewhere that programmers should blog so that they can
work on their writing and communication skills. Also, so that they
can also have a place for code references and teach others how to program.

What do you think? should programmers blog (or should they just have a website with all their stuff?

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Post 14 Sep 2011, 01:54
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Well, for me I prefer to use Google for my reference and PDF books. Why ? Well, there are some people that bother me and I need to hack or deface their website once in a while. So to avoid revenge, I just don't use websites and neither do I keep important files on other websites.

And stereotypes like "programmers don't have good communication skills", that is just bullshit and I think you know it well that it depends on the programmers "literacy side".
Post 14 Sep 2011, 02:53
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I think that "should" is not something you can dictate. People have different requirements for what they want to achieve. For some having a blog may be adequate, for others a full website may suffice. And don't forget about those that would like to have both, and those that don't need either.

There is no one-size-fits-all.
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typedef wrote:
... there are some people that bother me and I need to hack or deface their website once in a while.
Provide proof of action, or it didn't happen.
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revolution wrote:
typedef wrote:
... there are some people that bother me and I need to hack or deface their website once in a while.
Provide proof of action, or it didn't happen.

Well, that was a long time ago and I can't remember, but hey since you insist.
, why don't you take a look at this:

http://therelatives.se/spelningar.php

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To answer OP in his original question.

A programer does not have to do anything one way or the other, Personally I enjoy project blogs on those days I lack inspiration. Some times nearly endless entries of a project were the writer may talk about improvements or solving a problem is very inspirational! The problem is maintaining the blog, while as a website may only need updated with each update of software, a blog requires more attention to fully keep up with the project.

Whether you have a blog or not depends on how much time you want to spend on it, also as rev said, you can have both.
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Blogs allow other programmers (blog readers) to learn.
I like Raymond Chen's blog.
Post 14 Sep 2011, 15:09
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adroit



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Very true. It's personal. Maintenance is a similar problem for me too.
If I could have both, then it would make sense for them to be on the same site. I have been developing a site, but problem is a site but problem is I can't find a good way to implement PHP so that the site can be easily updated without having to re-write HTML code.

That's one of my intentions: to write about what I learn so that I can help others too. (I like his blog; he talks about many different topics).
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Post 16 Sep 2011, 16:41
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adroit



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Thanks. They are both full of information. JoelOnSoftware. CodingHorror.
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