Starting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 2)

Starting a side hustle part two

It’s been a while since I have blogged about starting a side hustle. I’ve been terrible at writing new posts about my trials and tribulations. I promised that I would post regular updates (8 months isn’t regular). So, without further ado. Here is what I have been up to, and what frustrations, trials and tribulations … Read moreStarting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 2)

BDD Is The New King. TDD Is Dead, Long Live BDD

Long Live BDD

I was first introduced to the BDD framework in April 2016. Thought it was brilliant and been have using the framework in my projects ever since. It is a great way to design a piece of software “on paper” as it were. Then code against this design to make sure you are building “the right … Read moreBDD Is The New King. TDD Is Dead, Long Live BDD

Starting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 1)

Starting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 1)

A month or so ago I wrote a blog post about what I have learned from failed side hustles. Reflecting on what I have tried to get off the ground over the years. It was very therapeutic to do as it gave me a raft of positives from what I had deemed as negative experiences. … Read moreStarting A Side Hustle, The Frustrations, Trials and Tribulations (Part 1)

Feature Switching – Toggle off Your Production Headaches

Feature Switching

I have worked in numerous businesses over the years. On many different types of projects from Windows apps, all the way through to popular service based websites. Each business had a different process to update new code and get features into their production environments. Some processes were easier to get code live that others. One … Read moreFeature Switching – Toggle off Your Production Headaches

Proof of Concept Website – Umbraco Cloud On Azure

Umbraco cloud

Umbraco Cloud Hosting on Microsoft Azure I was asked to research two technologies I had a keen interest in, to see if they could work together and be used as the basis of an Enterprise Solution for a big client. It had been decided an Umbraco cloud website running on Azure should be used as … Read moreProof of Concept Website – Umbraco Cloud On Azure

Quickly Deploy An API – Using Apigility

Quickly Deploy an API

In a previous blog post I discussed building a custom CMS for a business a few friends and I had started (the business is still going, you can find our website here). The development of our CMS had gone well. I managed to get the CMS live and our business was using it to populate the database. Now, I … Read moreQuickly Deploy An API – Using Apigility

Building a Custom CMS – Using Codeigniter

Building a Custom CMS

Many projects or products nowadays require you to manage data on a day to day basis. With many “off the shelf products” helping you do this. What happens if you need to build a custom CMS for your project? Tailoring the solution to work exactly as you would like. There a so many things that … Read moreBuilding a Custom CMS – Using Codeigniter