I know it seems a bit redundant to announce something on the very site it is announcing, but where better to start the news but from the source itself, right?
We're very pleased to be unveiling the result of many, many long days and sleepless nights. Statamic is a dynamic, flat file content management system that's completely powered by static files. That's right, there's no database in between your application and your content. Your content is your application. Or at least, one of the core aspects of it.
When I first set out to build a flat file CMS last October, I had some preconceptions as to what would be possible and what would be efficient in a practical, production setting. I dabbled a bit and then shelved the project for a while.
Fast forward a few months. I hooked up with Mubs, another local (kickass) web developer and regular attender of the local Build Guild. We started kicking around some ideas for a few apps we wanted to build. We launched a few small ones over the following weeks/months. Then I remembered my flat file CMS idea. I hacked on it for a night or two and something interesting started to take shape.
I shared the Github repo with Mubs for kicks, and before I knew what was happening he was hacking away too. And suddenly we had a powerful (albeit unorganized) hunk of code, just sitting there, staring back at us in the cool glow of our screens. Then, the inevitable and fateful moment:
"That is...awesome. So...now what?"
It was simply too much potential to leave sitting on the shelf, powering one or two meme sites off in some dark corner of the internet. We did what any two entrepreneurial-minded developers with insomnia and a history of building apps would do, and dedicated the unforeseeable, sleepless future to refactor, reorganize, and build up the most powerful flat file CMS that ever lived (our opinion of course, we're totally biased), line by line.
Fast forward to today. We feel we've done just that. We're proud of Statamic. We can't wait to show it to you. And we can't wait to see what you will build with it.
So go buy a copy! What are you waiting for! :)