DIY and Gardening. Since When Have I Become So Middle Aged

DIY and gardening. Since when have I become so middle aged

Making the most of the β€˜Lockdown’ So, I’ve not been working as much. Recently gone down to a 3 day week for a month or two due to the Coronavirus. It’s been all DIY and gardening On the flip side it’s given my wife and I more time to plan and work on our house. … Read moreDIY and Gardening. Since When Have I Become So Middle Aged

My Car Finally Gave Up On Me Last Week 😒😀

My car finally gave up on me last week

The Joy’s of Car Ownership. So, my car finally packed in on me last week, it has been on the cards for a while now. I have had this beat up 2005 Ford Focus for years now. In all fairness it hasn’t done me to much injustice. Well apart from breaking down on me on … Read moreMy Car Finally Gave Up On Me Last Week 😒😀

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