dreaddontdie has always been an website written on .NET and hosted on Windows. That is about to change.
I’m moving the site over to node.js. I want to do this for a few reasons:
- I use a Mac on a daily basis and I run a Windows VM for .NET development. I want a native editing experience on Mac and cross-platform support if I write code on Windows.
- I also want cross-platform support for running the site. Today the site runs on Azure in App Service (on a Windows VM basically) – but I want flexibility to move it to a different OS or hosting platform all together (like containers).
- I’m new to the “open source” world and I really like it…the focus on modules and reusable components.
I’ll need to rewrite many, many aspects of the advanced parts of dreaddontdie (photos, music) but I know it is worth it in the long run.