Tab completing bash functions for a speedy workflow
As a developer, I spend a lot of my time on the command line. As a developer, I also hate repeating myself. This is why I love using bash aliases and functions wherever possible to speed up my workflow.
Specifying the version of Node.js used by AWS OpsWorks in CloudFormation templates
We have some small parts of our systems still living on AWS OpsWorks and towards the end of last week we noticed some strange behaviour after deploying an updated version via our CloudFormation template.
QCon New York 2015 key takeaways - Part 1
This is the first part of my notes and key take aways from Qonn New York 2015, a three-day conference with main features (for me) on microservices, containers and culture.
QCon New York 2015 key takeaways - Part 2
This is the second part of my notes and key take aways from Qcon New York 2015, a three day conference with main features (for me) on microservices, containers and culture.
In Due Time
Like many people, I find it a struggle to fit everything I need to do into a single day. With the deadline of my report edging ever closer, I have been experimenting with different time management tools, to help make the most out of the time given to me.
Whitelabelling with Browserify
Learning the Basics of ExpressJS
Being a placement student at Holiday Extras I have only dipped my toes in the ocean of Web Development, however one amazing piece of technology I have come across is ExpressJS. We use it largely here at Holiday Extras and I have already learnt how simple it is to do...
Speeding up your Grunt tasks with Parallelize
"At Holiday Extras we have a grunt task that takes nearly 9 minutes to complete." - This is something I never want to have to say to anyone. It's absurd.
My smashing experience
Last month (17th–18th of March 2015) I attended Smashing Conference Oxford. It was my first time at this conference and I enjoyed it a great deal, met some really interesting people and left feeling inspired to apply a bunch of the things I’d learnt back to the real world.
Thinking about mobile
We haven’t had our mobile moment at Holiday Extras yet, but that hasn’t stopped us as a tech team taking careful, considered approaches to everything we do on our websites, ensuring we always think mobile first.