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If cycling were Formula 1
If cycling were Formula 1

I’ve started cycling again after a break of a few years and I have to say I’m loving it! Not only is it good exercise, but it also gives me time to clear my head and think about random things. This gives me an opportunity to think about work projects and problem solving, as well as the plot for my next chapter in a book I’m writing, but it also gives me a chance to have some random thoughts, such as what if cycling were Formula 1.

How computers work - Bits, Bytes and Lights
How computers work - Bits, Bytes and Lights

If you work in IT then I’m sure you get asked the question ‘How do computers work?’, well here’s a simple post you can reference…

Getting started with Cordova Hybrid Apps

If you are a web developer but fancy getting started with apps then Cordova could be the way forward for you.

How to become a web developer - Part 3

One of the biggest lessons I learnt was to make sure you have all your code backed up. When working on a project you may add and remove lots of lines of code in a couple of hours and its easy to make a mistake and delete the wrong line and for some reason the all mighty UNDO funtion doesn’t bring it back.

How to become a web developer - Part 2

In my last post I introduced my experience of becomming a web developer, but now I would like to share with you how I would recommend to get started if I was starting now. A lot has changed over the past 10 years and I woud definitley do things differently.

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Creating your first Laravel package
Creating your first Laravel package

I’ve always been interested in making a package for Laravel so I thought I would make a simple example package and share what I had learnt from the process. The package is very simple and just contains some extra collection methods, so I decided to call it extra-collect.

Introducing some new layouts to Bulma Clean Theme
Introducing some new layouts to Bulma Clean Theme

I’ve been meaning to write about some of the new features I have been rolling out to my Jekyll theme, Bulma Clean Theme, for a while but I have only just managed to push the update for the landing page layout last weekend. This article provides some of the thinking behind the updates, as well as a brief introduction to how to get started.

Getting started with Laravel factories
Getting started with Laravel factories

If you want to start writing some tests for your Laravel project then chances are you will need to write some factories at some point. When I first heard the term factory I had no idea what it meant and what it did, let alone the benefits they can bring to your tests.