First steps with Node.js

28th July 2013 7:20 pm

The idea of building an entire web app using nothing but JavaScript has always appealed to me. Despite its undoubted flaws, JavaScript is a…

My first jQuery plugin

21st April 2013 10:06 pm

In my day job, I recently finished PagePooch , a tool for monitoring web pages for changes in content or prices. It's a project that I'm…

Running the PHP development server with Laravel

15th December 2012 12:26 am

One thing that I've really never liked about PHP is the requirement to install a full-blown web server, so I was pleased when PHP 5.…

Testing PHP web applications with Cucumber

3rd November 2012 4:43 pm

Ever since I first heard of Cucumber , it's seemed like something I would find really useful. Like many developers, especially those who…

Counting Commits in Git

5th September 2012 12:13 am

The other day I got to wondering about how I could quickly and easily count how many commits I was making to a specific Git repository every…