Starting with Symfony – Performance issues

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 […]

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 used to them.

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 a lovely warning that the […]

NEVER trust user input

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 […]

Developers still lack security know-how

Earlier this week I was looking into RESTFUL web services and how to create them, so I set myself a small project.  The idea was to do something very basic, but that could be useful for someone rather than just a proof of concept.  i had no real direction.  With the news recently being about […]

Under Construction

I’ve left this site languish a little too long with no posts or improvement.  It’s time for that to change, so I’ve started some development on the back-end, which will hopefully lead to a better working front end.  Here’s a breakdown of what is in development: Splitting “versions” of the site out into individual posts […]

Building my roadmap

Having just released version 5.1.4 of my website which brought in the ability to contact me, I thought about all the other features I want to build into this site.  I debated not putting that sort of detail on here as it might indicate how feature lacking this actually is, but then I realised that I’ve got nothing […]

Bug reports bugging me

In my life I’m no different to any other developer.  I make mistakes from time to time, and others around me make them too.  As a result, I occasionally get allocated some bugs to fix, either ones I’ve just managed to make myself, or long standing ones which have just been found.  Bugs are annoying […]

Are error messages evil?

A colleague of mine posted a question to us developers for our input.  They had read an article on LinkedIn which stated the following, and asked for our thoughts: Error messages punish people for not behaving like machines. It is time we let people behave like people. When a problem arises, we should call it machine error, […]