A few days ago I announced via my email newsletter that my blog, Nic Raboy’s Code Blog, found at blog.nraboy.com was going to be rebranded to The Polyglot Developer, found at www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com.
I am pleased to announce that this transition has already taken place and this blog is now known as The Polyglot Developer. If you typically land on my blog via a Google Search result, don’t worry as I have appropriate redirects in place to ensure you end up where you need to be.
So why did I decide to make this transition?
I started Nic Raboy’s Code Blog in 2014 as an opportunity to document the cool things that I worked on every day. I would write articles after hours while I worked at the University of California, Merced. At that time it was never my intention to build a learning resource for the world, but instead just a resource for myself. It was a way for me to remember what I did daily so I could revisit it later. This is why a blog in my name made sense, because I was coding for myself.
It is now 2016 and Nic Raboy’s Code Blog has come a long way. I’ve written more than two hundred posts and answered thousands of questions. I’ve even had many guests write articles on my blog on varying topics. I no longer consider the blog to be a resource for myself, thus making no sense to keep it under my own name. The blog had transformed into a development resource for the world.
So what does this mean for you, the readers and my loyal fans?
It doesn’t mean anything at all. I have no plans to change anything beyond the name and the URL. Sure one day I may change the website’s cosmetic theme, but probably not for a while. I just want to use a name that makes sense.
In case you’re interested in knowing where this name came from, let’s look at the term polyglot.
Polyglot as defined by Dictionary:
A person who speaks, writes, or reads a number of languages.
I’m a polyglot developer because I know many programming languages and most people are the same way. Not only does the name make more sense for the website, it also closer matches my podcast, The Polyglot Developer Podcast.
In short, I am still the owner of this blog and I plan to keep it that way.