Being the lone developer on a personal project makes it really easy to do sloppy things. For example, doing undisciplined things with my git repo, like just working in the master branch (I really need to change that to main) and pushing commits directly to it. It’s much better practice to create a branch for… Continue reading Protecting myself from myself 🔒
After I completed the full stake web dev boot camp (see my final project code) I decided to give myself a month off studying software development to explore a few other interests. I’d always kicked around the idea of doing some electronics, so I had a hunt around for some little starter projects to upskill… Continue reading Taking the month off
Did you know you can sponsor my study and contributions to open source projects? If I had my way that’s how I’d spend all my professionally time, but a dude’s got to eat right?! Any funds raised will go directly towards covering costs of study and/or contributions to the open web. The best part is… Continue reading Sponsor me!
Like a good Apple nerd, I updated to the latest version of macOS Catalina. If you’re using older 32bit apps Catalina won’t run them. Thankfully, I wasn’t in that position, so I didn’t anticipate any issues. So young so innocent. As it turns out another chance in Catalina does affect my normal workflow. The change… Continue reading MongoDB and macOS Catalina
The more you understand an issue the better equipped you’ll be to solve it. When I was creating issues in GitHub for Score Keeper, something about the process felt a bit lacking. A developer needs specific details and the system wasn’t working to deliver them. Even the issues I’d submitted lacked the detail for someone… Continue reading More on issues
I’ve recently been attempting to contribute to some open-source GitHub projects with varying degrees of success. One thing that’s extremely useful to do before you start contributing is to develop a basic understanding of the standard GitHub workflow. It’s not especially complicated but it can be a real faff if you don’t do it correctly… Continue reading GitHub flow