Hi, I'm Matthew Daly.

I'm a web developer, and have worked in the industry for about a decade now. I live in Norfolk and work in Norwich (except during lockdown, when I've been working from home).

Right now, I work primarily with Laravel and React.js, and on maintaining and migrating a legacy Zend 1 project. I've also worked with Django, Angular 1, CodeIgniter, Backbone.js, Vue.js, and Phonegap in the past.

I blog about the challenges of and solutions for dealing with legacy code, web app performance, modern PHP and Javascript development, and anything else I find interesting.

You can find me on Twitter, Mastodon and GitHub

Recent posts

Why I haven't posted much this year

26th August 2023 6:39 pm

If you regularly read this blog, you may have noticed that I haven't posted much this year. There's a reason for this - a lot of my spare time has been taken up working on a new…

What I think ChatGPT means for developers

11th December 2022 7:20 pm

I'm sure you've heard some of the buzz about ChatGPT . There's been examples of it creating a working Wordpress plugin on demand , recreating the Apple website , acting as a…

Why I no longer use the repository pattern

26th October 2022 5:30 pm

In September 2016, I started a new job after my previous employer went into liquidation. I expected a certain learning curve because I was going from an environment where I'd been…

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