Full stack journey

I’ve been a ‘developer’ of some sort since about 1996, when I graduated from University. I’d been working in a couple of jobs during studying, doing database work and IT Centre support at the Uni IT Labs. But my first ‘real’ job was as a Junior developer, where I mainly Read more…

ag-grid woes

I’m working on a nice project at the moment which involves using a new plugin for my team => ag-grid. It’s a Datagrid package that promises to add a lot of functionality to our product, with a lot less effort than it would take to try and reinvent the wheel. Read more…

White heat of learnage

So this week saw me return to ‘work’ after a few weeks off on holiday with the family. Fully enjoyed, rested and raring to go. Happily though, it’s not a straight back to desk and heads down number. In fact, I’m in a training course for three glorious days in Read more…

At last

Today marks the end of a pretty stressful old time in the weestoater team. Happily things appear to have turned a corner and should be on track for much better days. A new challenge awaits and I am part champing at the bitt / part making buttons. Watch this space…

The Road to learn React

I recenlty purchased a cracking book to help me learn the joys of React. I am happy to say it’s been a hugely enjoyable experience. The book, unlike others I’ve read, has a central project which you take from the start right through the book. Each chapter offers further reading Read more…

Healthy progress

As part of the learning path towards Cloud Developer certification, I’ve decided to invest in React as my chosen UI/UX Framework. The firm I work for has a great deal of projects using it and there is a clear cross over from my previous experience in AngularJS / Angular. I’m Read more…

New Challenge

As part of my personal development, through work, I’m going to try and gain some professional certification in the Cloud environment. We have a corporate account with those wizards at Cloud Academy, so my first target will be to get AWS Developer certified. We have a couple of different learning Read more…

Mac and Me

So after many MANY years of mocking and undermining them, I am now the proud user of a MacBook Pro, for my sins. As the UX Architect/Engineer for my team I am tasked with a multitude of design related duties. Wireframes, site maps, mockups etc. The weapon of choice for Read more…

UX Testing

So part of my new role at work is to try and improve the User Experience on one of the companies many (internal) sites. The site in question has recently had a refresh and my initial involvement was to help port content from the previous design into the latest. During Read more…

Reacting well

I was recently tasked with building a ‘dashboard’, something else to learn. So I hit my pluralsight tutorials and filled up on coffee. I also decided to take the plunge into the React world, as this is in vogue at the moment. Must say I am pleasantly surprised at how Read more…