Five reasons to write proper commit messages

We have all been there and probably done it ourselves. An app randomly breaks or crashes, so you type “git log” to see what has changed recently. And BOOM! The history reads like: 18:15: More updates. 18:02: Updates. 17:40: Updates. 16:34: Fixed. 12:22: Done. 08:23: Complete. And usually it’s not even punctuated correctly… I can…

How to handle a colossal project

Towards the end of 2016, I decided to start making videos to share on Facebook and YouTube. I blocked out some time in my calendar to make 3 videos a week. Since I do freelance work during the week, it meant that I would have to do them in the evenings between dinner and bed.…

5 tips to avoid programming-related injuries

I hope you had a great first month of the year and that you’re already working towards your programming goals for 2017! I wanted to talk about something different today…Something happened to my wife and business partner, Brooke. It’s been a huge wakeup call for me as a programmer and I wanted to share this…

Switching from Windows to Linux

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 errors… Tons of nasty, confusing errors. It turns out that…

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 I’ve learned whilst navigating this exciting job market. Whether you’re looking to move from…