If you follow me for more than one year you probably know that I’m a Windows developer and also, a aspnet developer. I start on the web business with aspnet (after the Blogger). So it was natural for me to write my own CMS (like WordPress) on aspnet. And that was what I made. You know, this is incredible hard when you are trying to do this by yourself and with absolute no satisfaction. And, yeah, aspnet Web Forms!
This wasn’t the only thing I was doing wrong, and by wrong I mean: not doing the way I was suppose to be doing. Like, everybody was using GitHub or Visual Studio Online as a repository, I was with TortoiseSVN. Everybody was doing opensource projects, while me… well, no projects at all. That’s because I was focused on trying to create my own CMS and my own website in AspNet. A website that I was really proud. That never happened. So many posts I cancelled because of the non-ideal-website-I-had. I mean, it always look great but it always was missing something, from the backend to the frontend.
I was not happy. And not happy mean: no new projects, no new posts. If I’m changing my website later I wouldn’t share a link because it will be broken in a few weeks. It is insane when you think that I’m doing this for 7 year! Seven years that I’m trying to find a perfect website (yes, all my friends was telling me to go to WordPress). I did not listen and then, I missed the opportunity.
So, back in January 2016, I decide to move, not only my website to WordPress but all my projects for the correct thing. Now I am WordPress. Two questions came with this: Are you abandoning Microsoft? and why it took one year and 5 months to change it all?
No, I’m not abandoning Microsoft. I love aspnet and love to create with this technology, so that’s why I’m still using it to manage my webservices, and all the web projects. It is just not the think for blogs, like this. I can give you tons of examples why WordPress is a better way to manage a website than aspnet. Actually, I had write about one example – translating websites, WP does it better.
It took me a long, long time to change my website to WordPress, and here is the reasons:
1) I was lost. Literary lost. I was trying to do something that wasn’t my call. I find a job. I quite the job. I found another job. I quite that job too. I’m studying. I have a week with more than 7 test coming up, I have to study! How can I find time to do this? I couldn’t. Again, if you follow me, you know that I tried a lot of things early this year and last year. Now, I’m focused. I know exactly what I’m suppose to do and exactly what I suppose to go. I’m officially a Software Engineering at Vítor Norton Company (Yeah, it is a company with my name), and I’m just finishing my studies. So you know, now I have more free time.
2) It was complicated. I had this website: a really good website. With all the functions that I wish, and this blog. This blog hasn’t any function that I want. I don’t know how to create with PHP. I have to learn first. So moving, step by step to the WordPress was hard. Was hard because I collected about 5 websites that I was not only moving to WordPress but merging then to only one. Still a lot of things that I miss about the aspnet, like the submenu changing from page to page. I’m still trying to figure it out how to make it (if you know a way, please, tell me). And to help with that mix, I had Formula, Conjugar, Random 42 and True Dark Mode. 4 apps! 4 APPS, not counting the unsupported apps like Tocha Olimpica or Time Calculator and plus 3 apps unsupported! And if you remember well, in this time frame I took a company (B-WEB) and was editor in chief at vNext for 6 months. This is a lot of work. This was complicated. I wish it was easer, but it wasn’t.
Of course I took this opportunity to give a nice update to the website. Including a lot of Fluent Design stuff (sorta).
This point that I’m currently in: this website that I’m currently in. This is the website I wished for 2 years ago, and I’m being good to myself not putting 7 years ago here. So, what would I accomplish if I had this website 2 years ago? Stay tuned.