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Web site of typelevel.scala, served under the domain

Adding a blog post

  1. Create a new file in the _posts directory or copy an existing post. Its name should have the format
  2. Set the title (short title of the post, appears as the HTML <title>) and author (your GitHub user name) in the front matter. If you'd like to use code highlighting in the post, add the field pygments: true below nav. MathJax is available via mathjax: true.
  3. If this is your first blog post, please indicate if you want your name and a profile picture to appear on the post. If not, you can remove the author field from the front matter.
  4. Write your content using Markdown. For code highlighting, use the usual GitHub syntax:
def yourCode: Here

That's it, we'll take care of the rest. If you wish, you can also submit just a plain Markdown file and we'll be happy to integrate it.

Preview changes locally

This site is built using Jekyll. To preview your changes, you have to install the following things first:

  • Ruby
  • node.js
  • Python 2 and Pygments

    Note: Make sure that /usr/bin/python is Python 2 and not Python 3, otherwise you might get weird errors.

Apparently the coffee-script gem requires node.js (we don't even use CoffeeScript). Sorry about that.

Once you've done that, you need to install jekyll. Find out if your package manager provides it, and if not, install it via gem:

# don't forget to add the directory where Gem binaries are installed to your `$PATH`
# on my machine, that's `$HOME/.gem/ruby/2.1.0/bin`
gem install jekyll

As of this writing, jekyll version 2.2.0 and redcarpet version 3.1.2 are required.

There's also an official installation guide. Additionally to jekyll, don't forget to install redcarpet.

Everything set up? Great. Now you just have to tell Jekyll to generate the site (the empty quotation at the end is important):

jekyll serve --watch --baseurl ''

This will start a local web server on port 4000 where you can browse the site and which re-generates the site if you change the source files.

Note: The script sets up a Python 2.7 virtualenv and starts jekyll under the assumption that jekyll and Pygments are installed as specified above.

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