Why TextPattern?

I’ve been playing with TextPattern for the past few weeks and it’s looking good. Why TextPattern?

  1. Lean and Mean: Dean Allen has a nice spartan ethic, keeping a minimalist core with added functionality through plugins.
  2. Self interest: As a member of the VC200, I’ve got a vested interest in the success of TextDrive. TextPattern is a way for me to contribute.
  3. Source access: I’ve got the itch to write my own. I’m hoping that TextPattern plugin hacking will sate it. Because we don’t need another blog engine.
  4. PHP: Now that I’ve decided to learn PHP, I need a project to apply it to.