Christopher Pitt

Oh, the places you'll go

9th June 2019, 3 minute read

It’s been a while since I wrote here, mostly because I’ve got so much going on that I’ve had to choose between building and talking about what I’ve been building.

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Making a development app

11th February 2019, 33 minute read

I like to code on the go, but I don’t always like to bring my laptop with me. So, I’ve tried many iPad apps centred around coding, Git repository management, and code execution.

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“What is this s#*t?!”

19th January 2019, 4 minute read

A few days ago, Caleb Porzio demonstrated some work he’s been doing; to replicate Phoenix LiveView in Laravel. I’ve been building PHP preprocessor stuff for a long time, and this really inspired me to try the same thing.

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Making a podcast app

14th January 2019, 15 minute read

I love listening to podcasts, but I can’t find an app to play them in that I really enjoy using. When you think about it, there are a lot of moving parts to making on of these apps. Let’s explore them.

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Badges!

25th November 2018, 6 minute read

One of our goals, with Gitstore, is to make it as easy as possible for folks to sell their stuff. Today that meant I had to create a page where maintainers could go; to copy the code required to display a dynamic badge. The purpose of the badge is to click through to another page, where customers can immediately buy stuff.

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Better components in Laravel

16th November 2018, 3 minute read

One of the things we’ve started doing in Gitstore; is designing everything as components. That way, it’s easier to see what they look like on their own, and to compose interfaces our of pre-built components.

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Building a blog: RSS feed

4th November 2018, 2 minute read

There aren’t a lot of ways to “subscribe to updates” on this blog. It’s a combination of me trying to keep things simple, and not having enough time to implement anything I like.

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My boss won’t let me do this!

2nd November 2018, 2 minute read

I have been in many discussions, usually about testing, which begin with these words. “They’re short-sighted”, and “They don’t understand the cost to their business” usually follow. Maybe the boss is right…

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Gitstore

31st October 2018, 3 minute read

If you’re been following me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen a bunch of tweets about this thing I’ve been working on; called Gitstore. I’ve grown fond of describing it as a way to sell code that doesn’t entirely suck.

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Building a blog: Posts

28th October 2018, 3 minute read

This blog doesn’t have a database yet. It may look like it is dynamic – may adjust as I add blog posts – but it is more like a flat file CMS. Only without the CMS…

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