Cycles of Life – A Cautionary Tale!

Cycles of Life – A Cautionary Tale!

Having been around the software world for more than a few years you see the same cycles time and again. That rather old phrase of “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” comes to mind.
Teams grow and shrink and all going well grow again, prepare for it, so you can mange it.

Overriding template literal strings

Overriding template literal strings

Have you been using template literals for a while? Most likely, but did you know that you can override how it constructs the overall string? I didn’t until recently. If you haven’t seen it, then I think you’ll be sure to think that this code is really cool and so much potential use in other …

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Moving from IntelliJ to VS Code

Moving from IntelliJ to VS Code

Being a user of IntelliJ for many years and before that used a custom paid version of another IDE, swapping to a completely different IDE with different shortcuts, layout, options etc is not favourable. It will slow you down, so this covers a fairly seamless way to use VS Code if you haven’t already.

Notes to my younger self – Dark Clouds!

Notes to my younger self – Dark Clouds!

Dark, gloomy clouds as a developer are at times never far away. How do you deal with them, how do you get on and boost yourself? Sometimes the best moments come right after and because of something completely crap. Learn some tips from a developer of 20 years. If you go no further – remember to enjoy your work.

Notes to my younger self – Gaming comes to an end

Notes to my younger self – Gaming comes to an end

As I continue the theme of teaching myself, I’ll cover areas of trust, keeping the user happy, not working stupid hours and general tips and warnings from life as a junior developer.
Along with what is probably the top most tip for programmers and managers alike!

What would I teach myself. My first job

What would I teach myself. My first job

So I’d gained my degree in computer games, spent quite a while refining my demos, navigated the interview. Gained my first programming role since leaving university. Did the company value me and my skills?
Hear I discuss and look back at what to look for in your first job, what to avoid!

What would I teach myself?

What would I teach myself?

Want to hear about getting the most out of the company you are in, whether it’s a dead end job or perhaps the company are on the brink of sinking into oblivion? Maybe you’ve hit the apparent jackpot and are working in the most fantastic start up – is it though?
It’s also about you! Listen to this talk and hear real life lessons on why Monday mornings are not painful, but are instead something that can be looked forward to.
And of course the code, all those things I’ve done or not done over the years – would I do it all again the same? No!