Zach Beane (xach) wrote,
Zach Beane

Starting a Lisp project in 2014

If you're starting a project today and you want to make it easy to interact with the outside world, there are many, many, many services available. If you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options, here's what I'd recommend to get started:

  • Manage sources with git and host the code, issue tracking, and website on github

  • Get a blog on Tumblr or Blogger if you want to write extended info about what you're doing, in addition to regular documentation

  • Set up a mailing list on Google Groups to provide support to your users

  • Tweet about it on twitter for another easy way to reach out to people who might be interested in short updates about your stuff

After a while you may find one or more of these options lacking. That's a good time to start shopping around and exploring other options. But when you're just getting started and you want to get up and running quickly, give them a shot.
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Hi Zach, one thing that I've been doing for my Graph DB project is to use the wiki provided by Github for it. Right now is not up to date, but it is a good alternative to having a separate blog, I also have a Blogger blog but I do not discuss my project there.
Thanks for your suggestions.

> Get a blog on Tumblr or Blogger to write extended info about what you're doing.

What do you mean? Why would a project need a blog? Isn't included documentation enough?

If you feel like writing about your project in a blog-like way, tumblr and blogger are good ways to do it.

If you don't feel like that, there's no need to get a blog.
I updated the post to clarify. Hope it helps.
It does. Thanks.