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2020

May 25 :: A Brief Look at WebMention :: 5 min read

I’ve been looking for the perfect commenting solution for my blog in the last few weeks. After trialing various solutions to no avail, I stumbled into the world of IndieWeb and in particular Webmention. This is a two part series, in the first I will go in to some details on what…

May 17 :: COVID Life Update :: 5 min read

Where do I even begin? 2020 is turning out to be one of the strangest I have ever experienced. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking this as we all have been affected in one way or another by COVID-19. The invisible virus wreaked havoc throughout the world, many people have lost…

2018

Oct 15 :: Version 7 - GatsbyJS :: 3 min read

I did a complete rewrite of my personal website in the last week. I abandoned CMSs all together and ventured down using a static site generator. Motivation In the very beginning, I had just a simple static HTML page with a little CSS. Then I started writing my own PHP to bring up…

2016

Mar 20 :: Choosing between Frameworks & Tools :: 1 min read

New tools, frameworks and libraries pop up all the time (especially true in javascript), so how do you assess whether they are the right fit for your project or organisation? To assist with the task of assessing, I ask myself the following questions (replace x with the tool…

2013

Nov 03 :: Building high performance Java application (Lessons Learnt) :: 2 min read

Whilst on training abroad last month, I had the opportunity of building an automated rates trading system in Java from scratch to compete with systems built by the other teams. Surprisingly, this opportunity has turned out to be a great learning experience for me building a high…

Oct 29 :: The “Let’s just code” mentality :: 3 min read

As developers, I think the biggest mistake we make is to jump straight into coding. I have just finished a 5-week long graduate training course in London. Of which, 2 of these weeks was dedicated specifically to a group project to design and implement a simple automated trading…

Jun 15 :: A Midway Checkpoint for 2013 :: 3 min read

Checking in for first half of 2013. I started at my new job Starting at a new job has also being something daunting for me especially when I have worked in a completely different environment for the past 3 years. Readjusting has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, some days I…

Jun 12 :: Decisions :: 1 min read

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. Sarah Dessen, Just Listen The quote above from Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen has resonated with me ever…