One of the things that people kept bugging me about is that I am not building applications any longer, another annoyance was with my current setup using this blog.
Basically, my own usage pattern is quite different than most people. I tend to post to the blog in batches, usually of five or ten blog posts in a short amount of time. That means that future posts are pretty important to me, and that scheduling posts is something that I care deeply about. I managed to hack Subtext to do my bidding in that regard, but it was never perfect, and re-scheduling posts was always a pain in the ass.
Then there is RavenDB, and my desire to run on it…
What this means, in short, is that we now have the Raccoon Blog, which is a blog application suited specifically for my own needs, running on MVC 3 and with a RavenDB backend.
What is Raccoon Blog?
It is a blog application running on top of RavenDB store and tailored specifically for our needs.
- Strong scheduling features
- Strong re-scheduling features
- Support multiple authors in a single blog
- Single blog per site (no multi blog support)
- Recaptcha support
- Markdown support for comments (you’ll be able to post code!)
- Easy section support (for custom sidebar content)
- Smart tagging support
And just for fun:
- Fully HTML 5 compliant