My experience using PHP 7 in production

18th March 2016 7:42 pm

In the last couple of weeks I've been working on a PHP web app. Nothing unusual there, except this was the first time we'd used PHP 7 in…

Mocking external APIs in Python

26th January 2016 11:40 pm

It's quite common to have to integrate an external API into your web app for some of your functionality. However, it's a really bad idea to…

Learning more about React.js and Flux

18th November 2015 7:52 pm

Udemy have very kindly provided some vouchers for free access to their course, "Build Web Apps with ReactJS and Flux" for me to give away…

Building a real-time Twitter stream with Node.js, React.js and Redis

28th September 2015 7:00 pm

In the last year or so, React.js has taken the world of web development by storm. A major reason for this is that it makes it possible to…

A quick and easy Varnish primer

19th September 2015 6:42 pm

As I mentioned in an earlier post , I recently had the occasion to use Varnish to improve the performance of a website that otherwise would…