Here is a snippet from Pneumatic Post’s README.md where I outline some of my goals building this thing:
Pneumatic Post aims to be easy to install, maintain, and cheap to host. There is no database, and everything is pretty much just vanilla
PHP. Building this, I set out to learn some more
PHP, start participating in the IndieWeb community, and hopefully make it a bit easier for other folks to do so, too. Poking around Github before I built this, I noticed that most of the existing IndieWeb tools seem to be more technical than not…e.g., I looked at them and had little to no clue what I was looking at. My goal was to make something for the IndieWeb peripheral, the lay-folks.
This is defo. still a work in progress.
I’ve had a blast building this over the last week or so. I’m excited to keep working on it, but also to start using it in earnest. To date, most of what I’ve posted has been to test some feature, or fix some bug. I’m interested to see how Pneumatic Post stands up to regular use. I’m assuming it isn’t super scalable, but think it’ll serve the purposes I want it to.
Huge thank you to Colin Walker, Jeremy Cherfas, Greg, mblaney
(sorry, don’t know your url), gRegor Morrill, Aaron Parecki, and anyone else who’s name I forgot to write down. The help you all provided is much appreciated.