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… Read more about Completing the beast – the dream of a lifetime come true.

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… Read more about This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer

On Ubuntu 18.04, Installing MySQL Does Not Set the Root Password.

One of the things I love about using Ubuntu as my primary operating system is that I can have quickly set up a ‘bare metal’ LAMP development environment. While I unusually run my client websites inside on of my custom Vagrant boxes, for working on personal projects or plugin/theme customisation everything’s much faster when it’s… Read more about On Ubuntu 18.04, Installing MySQL Does Not Set the Root Password.

The importance of WordPress website optimisation with Justin Frydman

Build it. Theme it. Watch it fail. Or not. If you know how to optimize. Few things are as frustrating as a website slower than molasses going uphill.  Even fewer people stick around to see whether the website was worth waiting for in the first place. There are plenty of other websites in the great… Read more about The importance of WordPress website optimisation with Justin Frydman

Setting up the PHP Code Sniffer with WordPress Coding Standards Integration for PHPStorm on Ubuntu 18.04

(aka the longest blog title I’ve probably ever written). Recently I reinstalled upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I’ve been wanting to upgrade since it was released in October to try out the updated Gnome interface since Ubuntu officially dropped the Unity interface for the latest release. Usually I stick with the… Read more about Setting up the PHP Code Sniffer with WordPress Coding Standards Integration for PHPStorm on Ubuntu 18.04

Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub

In case you’ve been living under a rock, it was announced on Monday that Microsoft as acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion. For various reasons, this has upset open source developers around the world. Since then there has been a lot of discussion online about the pros and cons of this event. While I do feel that a… Read more about Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub