Get.blog Goes Open Source

The code that powers Get.blog is now open sourced!

Developer Resources

We’re happy to announce that we’ve open-sourced two projects last week: Delphin and its sibling, Delphin Bootstrap. Delphin powers get.blog, a site we built for a smooth registration of .blog domains. Delphin Bootstrap is a portable development environment for Delphin — it makes getting Delphin up and running easy on any operating system.

One of Delphin’s main goals was to simplify the process of registering and managing a domain. We’ve focused on the user experience, trying to avoid as much industry jargon as possible, while keeping in mind that purchasing a domain is just the first step in the journey toward a larger goal, like telling a story or selling products.

Delphin is a web application that uses parts of the WordPress.com API, as well as a few more specific endpoints built on the new WordPress REST API. Like Calypso — the WordPress.com front end — it…

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Roger Simon from Politico retires

Wow….I didn’t know Roger Simon was retiring! That makes me sad, but glad he gets to relax and enjoy life.

He was an awesome columnist to read. His ‘simon says‘ series on politico.com was one of my favorites. I recommend going back and reading some of his 2016 campaign pieces. I suspect Mr. Simon will be signing the “I told you so” song within the next few months.

Here is his retirement article: ‘A Majority of One Walks Away.

Roger Simon was also pretty amazing on TV. Here is Roger Simon on CNN talking about the government shutdown a few years ago: