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.
From Student to Web Developer
So it’s not long now until I will be writing up my report on my time at Holiday Extras, then I will be heading back to the University of Kent to finish off my Computer Science degree. I thought this would be the perfect time to reflect on my internship,...
5 signs you're a good coder
1. You don’t solve problems until you understand the system/context.
5 tips for a smoother code review process
Here at Holiday Extras we’ve grown our web team from just a few developers to almost 40, and we have fingers touching code across multiple repositories on a daily basis now. Scaling code has become hard, and unless we really fight for quality then mediocrity creeps in as a simple...
A fresh look at Agile
It wasn’t too long ago that I equated the term ‘Agile’ with corporate speak.
How we do R&D time at Holiday Extras
Lots of companies do R&D time differently, Google famously have 20% time, the Atlassian team have their ShipIt days and at Holiday Extras we have ‘Project Lounge’. I’m going to open the doors to these sessions, to explain just how we do things and what I think works so well...
How do you organise your tabs?
A few people have asked me what the plugin is that I store my day to day links in, so I thought I’d post about it! Since joining the Web Team, I have never in my life had so many tabs open at once. I have some sort of OCD...