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…

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…

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…

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…

Head in the clouds

So I came back from holidays and started in a new team. In the same firm, building and floor – but different team, now I’m doing UI Engineer for Automation. Team are awesome but it’s straight into the work and getting up to speed. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sum of all it’s parts

After a smattering of frustrations and head scratching I’ve gotten to grips with Angular components and all of it’s joys. Placing validation into services, putting components across a number of views, with controllers passing different parameters to elements – it’s been emotional. Now to get the whole thing surrounded by Read more…

AngularJS Training

Began my AngularJS training today and I’m surprised at how much I had already learned myself. Whether it’s from the countless hours in front of Pluralsight videos or the even more hours in front of project code – I’m mildly chuffed to say the least. It has exposed, however, the Read more…

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 Read more…