This is my first post after WordPress was successfully installed and running on my own website gundelli.com. Starting from setting up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) on digitalocean.com, linking my existing domain DNS from godaddy.com to this newly setup VPS, installing nginx webserver, WordPress and MySql database was a great experience and watching the website coming up step by step was amazing.
I worked on a couple of web applications in the early 2000s using Java/JSP technologies. Back then development, testing, deployment etc., were pretty much manual steps. Comparing that experience with how WordPress and other tools and technologies have changed or to be precise made it so easy for any one to be a web publisher with little or no experience, is unbelievable. At the same time, the beauty is that WordPress is so flexible for a professional to customize the website as needed using PHP and available plugins.
Though I am a hardcore java professional, this first assignment made me a big fan of WordPress and in general, web application development.