Code Reading - Octopress

Why Octopress

I just set up the blog and so far I am pleased with the capabilites it offers. Through some reading in the past about static site generators I have a basic notion on what’s going on after “rake generate” is triggered.

What we’ll encounter

  • Programming language: ruby
  • Based on Jekyll


If you don’t know what either Octopress or Jekyll are about, make yourself familiar with the respective gems by skimming through the documentation.

Checkout the repository

Let’s start by clone the repository.

git clone

Please note that this entry is written based on the 2.5 release of octopress. You can switch to other releases by the checkout command inside the directory.

git checkout 2.5