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Some news updates.

I don’t think I completed my year end review for 2018 or wrote a resolution post for 2019. However a bunch of things have happened so far this year, mostly in the past few months. As it’s almost exactly halfway through the year, I thought it might be cool to share them. As one door […]

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Thoughts on Unit Testing

I’ve never been someone who understood the value of unit testing. During my programming studies, when I learned new languages like PHP or JavaScript, unit testing was never a topic that came up. The byproduct of a non university, tertiary education I guess? The first time I discovered unit tests was when I was working […]

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WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices

The slides for my talk on WordPress Plugin Development at CMS Africa this morning

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The Clear View – Get the MOST from your freelance developer

Have a clear understanding of your project requirements to ensure you get the most out of your freelance developer The purpose of this post is to ensure that you know precisely what you need to do in order to get the most out of the freelance developer you’re about to hire. You need a complete […]

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New focus in 2019.

Usually, towards the end of a year, I start looking back at the year that has been, and looking forward to the year ahead, planning my new goals and resolutions. This year, however, I have one very specific goal in my head. It’s an idea that actually birthed itself way back in July of 2016, […]

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The evolution of a work space

It’s amazing how stories mutate. What started as a simple ‘this is my setup’ post, then turned into a ‘what a day in my life looks like’. This morning I woke up and realised it might be more interesting, and less braggy, to look at how, and why, my workstation has evolved in the last […]

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WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?

Last weekend marked the beginning of the end of my journey as lead organiser of WordCamp Cape Town. Over the course of the past two years I’ve worked with an amazing team of local volunteer organisers plan and execute our yearly WordPress conference. The question on my mind as I wind down from the joyride […]

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Completing the beast – the dream of a lifetime come true.

I stumbled across Car Masters: Rust to Riches on Netflix this past week. As a bit of a petrol head I’ve always enjoyed a good car restoration show and I found the ‘upgrade and trade’ business model that was central to the series story line extremely interesting.  Watching the team from Gotham Garage upgrading and […]

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This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer

Is the Codeable Expert Developer certificate worth the weight of the digital paper it’s printed on? In 2016 I certified as a Codeable Expert Developer. I’d already spent a number of years working with freelance platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer but Codeable has stepped out from this crowd to become my preferred platform of […]

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Social Media Sabbatical

I’ve been thinking a lot about my use of the internet and it’s associated tools and apps lately. I’ve never been the biggest fan of social media, but since roughly 2015 I’ve found myself getting drawn into the online conversation more and more, so much so that I’ve recently realised I may have a little […]