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AngularJS with Gulp Tutorial

In this video I’m going to show you how to make a Hello World app using AngularJS using Gulp to deploy and test locally. There are loads of tutorials explaining how to make a basic Hello World app but I find most of them don’t focus on the…
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How to use Angular CLI and get Angular2 set up in SECONDS Tutorial

I’ve been teaching myself Angular2 and how to use the next version of the Angular framework. I think this software is going to be really popular in the foreseeable future and that most apps, whether mobile or desktop, will be hybrid apps rather…
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My Top 5 Linux Dev Tools for the Full-stack: Atom, Node JS, Vagrant, Virtualbox, and Oh my Zsh

Having recently switched from Windows to Linux, I thought it best to showcase the top Linux dev tools that I use day-to-day in my dev environment. Here's a video demonstration of my set-up. If there's anything you use that's missing, let me…
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Switching from Windows to Linux

Four weeks ago I started working on a new project for a client. The first task was to load up a Vagrant box to run their platform locally on my machine. So I cloned the Git repo and ran 'vagrant up'. Immediately I was presented with…
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My experience with Dell Support (Dell Hell 2.0)

As a software engineer, the most important tool you will ever need for your job is your computer. In January 2015 I decided it was time to get a new laptop. I was currently using an Acer Aspire V3-571 which lasted me a good year (which…
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Attitude vs Experience: What's more important for developers?

When I was looking for my first software development job, I kept hearing the same thing: "you don't have enough commercial experience for this role"… I kept persisting and eventually I got a job at a startup, where I worked for two years. When…
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How to Build a WebSocket Multi-Client Chat using Ionic and Node.JS

VIDEO DEMO I first started learning how to code at age 12 when I taught myself how to make basic Windows batch scripts. It wasn't long after that when the easy-to-use GUI drawing feature of Visual Basic 6 had me hooked on programming for…
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10 Productivity Hacks for Developers

How can you be a more productive developer? That's the million dollar question. As a professional developer, one of the most difficult challenges you are faced with is being able to stay focused on tedious lines of code for hours at a time.…
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How to ask questions on Stack Overflow (and get answers)

A lot of people ask me questions when something isn't working. While I'm more than happy to help where I can, the questions I tend to get don’t outline enough information for me to be able to answer them. But more importantly, I…
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How to Get a Software Developer Job in London

Are you currently looking for a software developer job in London? The scene is booming at the moment, but I still encounter people who have trouble when looking for new roles. So I thought it worthwhile to pass on some of the things…