Things I Used To Do (That Aren’t Cool Now)

I’m the proud owner of WhichBeach – the website that tells you which beach is best to visit (in Malta) based on the weather, updated hourly. As I’m picking up the codebase ahead of this Summer’s updates, I can’t help but review and refactor the existing code. It’s interesting to dissect previous design decisions. Also, I’ve learnt… Continue reading Things I Used To Do (That Aren’t Cool Now)

Learning the Language

I wrote an article about how learning the language of the business should effect your code over at BRND WGN. One way to alleviate the problem with ‘naming’ in programming is to write code using the jargon of your client’s business. With every new skill, comes a new bundle of terms that separate the complete… Continue reading Learning the Language

Search Laracasts through Chrome’s Omnibox

When venturing on something new, I automatically pop over to Laracasts to see if Jeffrey’s got an opinion about it. If you do the same, then adding Laracasts as a custom search provider to Chrome makes this process even easier. Here’s how: Follow Google’s instructions on adding a custom search provider to Chrome. Here’s what they are as… Continue reading Search Laracasts through Chrome’s Omnibox

Laracon EU 2015 Recap

I wrote a recap of my experience at Laracon EU 2015. Learning Outcomes 1) It’s great to be surrounded by the pioneers of my industry – I’m starting to see the benefit of becoming an active part of this community. 2) It’s not all about the code. Working on building better relationships with clients means… Continue reading Laracon EU 2015 Recap

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