Oh, the places you'll go

9th June 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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