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 paths in work, which I’m …

Agile ceremonies

Trying to be more disciplined at work with our agile ceremonies.  They’re an important element to use to help bridge some of the knowledge gaps in our team and the general concensus is that we’re doing well as a group. Our working practices are improving steadily, with tickets getting created per job, sized and now …

learning something every day

Enjoying a period of constant learning right now. Whether it’s about the Jenkins build I’m trying to set up; using JS prototypes for handling a data model or just getting under the bonnet with some AngularJS – everything is all bright and sparkling.  It’s just as refreshing to return to something that I’d consider my …

ionic experiment

As a total novice to all things Android development, imagine my surprise at being told the team I’m working in are using a framework called ionic. I’d never heard of it before, but the guys I’ve spoken to about it are well impressed it. That’s good enough for me I thought.  So I hit the …

T-shaped developer

As a confirmed UI/UX developer, I was a little unsure of the term T-shaped developer. I understand it, from the Agile perspective, but like any theoretical exercise, it’s a matter of putting it into practice. At my last company it was very much about being the expert in your field, not silos of knowledge but …

Technical Leadership – alistapart.com

Alistapart have produced many insightful and revolutionary articles over the years. Responsive Web Design, Mobile First and of course most of the industry changing Web Standards movement has grown here too. A recent entry though really struck a chord with me and I think it’s clarity is part of it’s beauty.

Joy, Inc.

As part of our Lean Lunch videos on a Wednesday we watched this. Everyone should watch it, because we all need to see how we could do it too. Caroline even leant me her copy of the book!

Fresh start

Getting this blog started off again. Instead of being irregular ramblings about poor train services and family stuff, the intention is to try and keep a record of the highs and lows of a senior front end developer / team lead. Working with a great bunch of folks and aiming for continuous improvement this should …

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