Entries tagged with "tech"

App Structure 2020

Five years ago I wrote about how I structured applications. A lot has changed in five years. An old saying states you should be able to look back on your work of yesterday and wonder what you were thinking. So here is how I structure apps in 2020, what’s changed and what’s stayed the same.

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June Links

Yesterday I attended my first TEDx here in Birmingham. It was an amazing collection of topics covering everything from gravitational waves through to food start-ups in Detroit. I can wholeheartedly recommend finding your nearest one and going. What follows is a big pile of links, none of which are related to TED, but which I’ve been meaning to get out for a while. Continue reading »

The SVN Server

Nowadays I take it for granted that everything is in git. Even my Uni dissertation was stored in a git repo. But this is a story of the first time I was exposed to source control, back when SVN was the top dog, and someone had a genius idea of how to set it up on a server. Continue reading »

Turning Ten

Ten years ago I decided to take a domain I had registered the year before and put it to good use. I replaced my homebrew CMS (the second version) and replaced it with the freshly released WordPress 2.0 along with a new design. Continue reading »

The Hot Path

A few years ago I had a problem. An API, consuming a dozen microservices, needed to scale and not just by an order of magnitude or two. It needed to handle a load far greater than it was originally intended for. How to do it? Continue reading »

Berliner Links

This is getting to be a thing, missing alternate weeks. Last weekend was the latest 383 Weekender, this time taking over Berlin. We saw the sights. Drank and ate. And hopefully didn’t lose a client because of room service. Enjoy the links. Continue reading »

Mountain Links

This time last week, I was part way up the tallest mountain in South Wales, trudging through snow and wind to reach the top and immediately turn back around it was that cold. Hence this weeks instalment contains a fortnights worth of links. Continue reading »