I’m a lifetime learner wired for growth, and an optimistic visionary with grit, who enjoys seeing people succeed.
Experience the journey to DevOps maturity in: The Unicorn Project
The Unicorn Project is a fictional story of Parts Unlimited, a large car parts manufacturing business that defies the trend of organisations being digitally disrupted into insignificance. They come close to collapse, but manage to make the DevOps transformation journey to maturity - becoming a disruptor themselves.
Learn how I learn
Alvin Toffler, the futurist, said:
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
The Software Developer’s Maturity Graph
My Hypothesis: If it is clear what a developer’s progression path to proficiency is, they will be able to achieve proficiency faster.
I’m by no means a writer, but I want to help people, and pass on what I learn. Putting thoughts down for others helps to structure my own understanding such that I can explain things better.
How to Open-Source a SilverStripe Module
Hooray, you’ve decided to open-source a SilverStripe module you are working on! This is an excellent choice. I’ve created a number of SilverStripe modules, and my default is to open source them. Doing so attracts other developers to use and scrutinise your code, helping your code to get better, and helping you to become a better developer.
My 2¢ on Omnipay - Integrating with SilverStripe
Understanding online payments can be hard. Thats why I decided to give a talk about online payments and using Omipay with SilverStripe at a SilverStripe meet-up.
Fighting Spam with SilverStripe
I decided to fight back against the spam mounting up on this blog. Over several months I explored different techniques of combatting it.
Dummy Email Server for Windows and Mac OSX
I want to share with you some useful ways of catching local emails without actually sending them, meaning you can test your email-related developmemt work quickly and easily.
Learning to code is easier than ever
I wish we had access to the programming learning tools that are coming out these days back when I was in high school. All we got into was a bit of HTML, some and some MS Access-type database creation.