In the span of only 9 minutes I'm going to write a basic app that posts an article to the STEEM blockchain and walk you through it step-by-step.
For those of you who don't want to follow along with the video, you can follow the steps and view the completed source on github here: https://github.com/jredbeard/steempostexample
References of places to gain the knowledge required to make this tutorial:
Alpha/pre-release of steemit developer portal: https://steemit.github.io/steemit-docs/
Examples within the steem-js repo on github: https://github.com/steemit/steem-js/tree/master/examples
It's my hope that this tutorial helps inspire others to develop applications that use the STEEM blockchain and see that it's not an unattainable or unrealistically difficult thing to do - in fact, it's quite simple. As time allows I may do further tutorials in the future, or maybe even a whole series.
Thanks for reading and watching, and STEEM on!
Edit: I've updated the example on github for the script line that pulls in the steem-js library to use https instead of http. Anywhere http exists in code should be considered a bug. :)