I’m pleased to announce a new home for my blog: henceforth I will be blogging on the url “coding-is-like-cooking.info“. Please update your RSS feeds to point at the new site!

At some point I plan to delete my blogger account, since all the articles have been transferred to the new url. (If you find links between articles that don’t work on the new site, please let me know, there are some aspects the automatic import doesn’t handle very well.)

I’ve been using Blogger for years, and I can recommend it as being easy to use and quick to get started with. What’s prompted the change is that I really wanted to take full control of my content and the way it’s presented. Since I started this blog 6 years ago, it has turned from a hobby project into an important channel for me to present my newest ideas and get feedback from my peers in the community.

Over the last 6 months or so, the traffic on my blog has exploded. I used to average about 1000 page views per month, but since mid 2012 I’ve been consistently getting 3000-4000 page views per month. That huge peak in September 2012 corresponds to my article “SOLID principles and TDD”, which received lots of comments and tweets. The most recent peak corresponds to my follow-up series of posts about London School TDD.

Monthly Page views for "Coding is Like Cooking"

Monthly Page views for “Coding is Like Cooking”

I think the reason for the increased popularity of my articles is that I’ve been spending more time writing, generally. I’ve been doing more research, more background reading, and working on my writing style. Some of my recent blog posts have also ended up becoming chapters in my book.

I hope all my readers will continue to follow my writings in their new home, on coding-is-like-cooking.info. I have more great articles planned!