Getting Started with Symfony (part 1)

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…

Jenkins disk space usage

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…

Automating the simple stuff

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…

Encrypting the site

I've just moved my site from HTTP over to HTTPS.  It's not a huge deal for something like this, but it's something which I've really needed to do for a while, and something which is becoming more and more popular.  For most people this won't mean much, and for this…

Introducing Charon File Uploader

I've wanted to build a useful JavaScript library for a while, but never found any of the ones out there lacking.  I've been working on a new project recently and one of the things I needed to do for that was be able to upload an image via AJAX, along…

Database Connection Mis-information

Whilst on my usual rounds on StackOverflow to help spread 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 directoryNeither should it be an url. Usually it's localhost or the IP address of the…

Check, test and check again

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…