About CalliCoder

Dear Readers, Welcome to the callicoder blog.

My name is Rajeev Kumar Singh. I’m a Software Engineer from India and the founder of this blog.

Callicoder is a programming blog where I write about programming languages, web development, desktop app development and devops.

I started this blog so that I can share whatever I learn during my day-to-day job with other programmers. It gives me immense pleasure when someone reads my articles and says that It has helped them.

Moreover, This blog helps me organize my thoughts and improve my overall knowledge because It forces me to do thourough research before writing any article.

What does Callicoder mean?

Everyone who hears the name callicoder asks me what does it mean?

Well, Callicoder is derived from the word Calligraphy. Calli in Calligraphy means beautiful. So, the word callicoder is loosely related to the idea of writing beautiful/clean code (or being a beautiful coder :p).

The Logo for this blog is built around the idea of Zen symbol.

In Zen, ensō (“circle”) is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. (Excerpt from wikipedia)

Created with Sketch.

The above icon is built by Nick Bluth of the noun project (credits to him for this awesome icon). I customized this icon further to create the logo of my blog.

What poweres this blog?

This blog is built using jekyll, a static site generator, which is also used by github pages.

I’ve used wordpress in past (and I’m a big fan of it). But, when I heard about Jekyll and explored it further, I was really impressed. So, I decided to give it a try, and it didn’t dissapoint me.

I spent a week trying to customize the appearance of jekyll’s default theme so that it looks like a typical wordpress blog (I told you, I’m a big fan of wordpress).

I’m really happy with the final design and I’m sure my readers will like it too.

Also, Since this is just the first cut of the website, you can expect more design changes in coming months.

Oh! I forgot to tell you the biggest advantage of using jekyll. I didn’t need to spend hundreds of dollars in buying a hosting plan. I’ve hosted this blog on Netlify for free. :-)

How can I contact you?

You can write to me at rajeev@callicoder.com. I’ll try to respond as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can connect with me directly on twitter, linkedin or github.