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Static Powershell Blog Code Generator

2020/07/23 22:00

Since Powershell 7, there is a new convertfrom-markdown cli, which let me think about a new mechanism to blog. Blogger is great if you want to blog about plants or stamps but blogging about tech stuff is sometimes a real hell. Especially when it comes to code. That's why I decided to start a static web page that is build with PowerShell.

So Initially I tried the following code with PS7 because it looked promising

However it didn't understand backticks and tables. So I just wrote a mini parser with markdown that will break in most case except if you use it absolutely correct. The main goal is not to reinvent markdown syntax, rather just make a very small dialect that parse out links, images, tables and code. That's all I need to write blog articles.

My plan is to upload to code to github so people can be inspired. The reason why I don't want to write php code is because I think the blog is very limited. Just being able to write posts in markdown and statically compiling it to my own html allows me to easily add articles without having to setup databases or use an overcomplicated framework. It also keeps control and allows me to have full control over the HTML.