When I chose Symfony, I did so on the understanding that it was going to be a relatively lightweight, performance framework which I could use to build web apps which scale nicely and respond quickly. I started out with a tutorial where the first activity was to get the name of a person input via […]
I’m about to make a change in my career and go back into development. To help me do that I’ve started a course on Udemy for getting up and running with Symfony 4. I figured that if I was going to be working with frameworks, I might as well get used to them.
I’m working on a project, part time, in my spare time. As part of that project I have Jenkins for continual building when I publish anything into the master branch in git. I’ve not done much for a month or so, but logged in to it today to be given a lovely warning that the […]
I’ve always wanted to contribute to an open source project, so I thought it was time to finally start. I’ve been investigating different CSS frameworks, and came across Bulma. I saw the contribute link and figured I’d see what issues there were in Github for it, and there was an issue about some typos. I figured that […]
We all use computers for one thing or another, and in most cases we’ll do the same things on them over and over. Part of being a developer is realising the things which need doing a lot, and automating them to increase productivity. Doesn’t matter what it is, there’s generally a way to automate things.
Whilst on my usual rounds on StackOverflow to help spred useful knowledge of computing and web development I came across the following comments on a thread: Um… mysql doesn’t connect over http… nor to a directory Neither should it be an url. Usually it’s localhost or the IP address of the remote mysql server
I noticed today as I was about to start a different article that my website was looking a bit, well, funny. The layout was wrong, some of the colours were off, the whole thing was a mess. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not at the forefront of design, and won’t win any beauty awards, but […]
I’ve had the joys recently of being part of a code audit for a potential client for a change or re-build of a system. The code in itself was complete textbook…of how not to code a system. It looked like it had been built long long ago when OO principles didn’t exist, and when no-one […]
Once again I’ve been inspired by a stack overflow question, and it made me think about issues of a shared hosting platform. You know the ones; the “host your site for £2.99 a month” sites. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it (I was using them for a long time until I decided I wanted my own server […]