Docker: A "containerization tool" that bundles software needed for Wax (e.g, Jekyll, etc.) into a disposable, virtual computer (kinda)
Git: An open source software for tracking and committing changes to various files
Text Editor (e.g., Atom): a program for editing files in "plain-text," (as opposed to "rich text") that is geared towards machine-readability and re-usability.
Web Browser (e.g., Firefox): a graphical interface for rendering sites and site data (can render "local" as well as "remote" content)
Google Sheets & Drive: service/platform for storing and sharing content
GitHub: service/platform for storing and sharing content using Git. Recently acquired and run by Microsoft. Will also publish static sites for free.
We'll use Terminal (Mac) or GitBash (Windows)
as an interface to communicate to
(1) Docker, to run our site-generating software, and
(2) Git, to track and publish changes to GitHub.
We'll author our metadata in Google Sheets
and will export it as a CSV file.
We'll add our CSV along with our image data, content (in Markdown format), and configuration (in YAML format) to our project using Atom.