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 …

coming for you 2017

with all the changes I undertook last year, I’m not going to surprise anyone by saying this year for me is about ticking off a few technical goals, gaining some personal development on the agile plain and generally grabbing some code by the scruff of it’s ‘neck’ and knocking it into shape. I am, as …

Linux Mint baby

well who says nothing good ever comes from random google searches. I managed to stumble into the world of linux tonight, linux mit to be precise. now this will probably mean just as little to you as it did to me 32mins ago, but take it from me, it’s a very tidy place to be. …

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 …

Karma isn’t a bitch after all

I have been somewhat busy of late trying to get my head around some new technologies – well new to me at least. Instead of my usual comfort zone of .NET, Team Foundation and Team City, I am now in the land of Java, SVN and Jenkins in my new job. I took it upon …

API or bust

Been learning AngularJS for the past wee while. Enjoying it tremendously but in need of a ‘real life project’ to get my teeth sunk into. Had began fleshing out the bones of a Motherwell FC supporters app, which could do all the stato stuff in a nice informative and attractive way. But the prospects of …

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.

Gulptastic

Learning lots and lots of gulp stuff these days.  Yes I know there are mixed opinions of this particular technology, but I can see both merits and pitfalls – with the benefit of several years experience in building and maintaining websites in different formats, languages and of various scales. I think for rapidly getting a …

Scotland CSS Conference

So by some crazy accident or piece of amazing luck, I managed to land a gig volunteering at the first ever Scotland CSS Conference, in Edinburgh’s amazing Dynamic Earth. To say it’s been informative would be an incredible understatement.  But so far, my main take away from the day, is the wide variety of interests …

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