07 Jul 2015
I really enjoy writing web applications in Node JS, but sometimes the
asynchronous programming style makes my head hurt! This code sample is from
my current side project, commentator. It retrieves comments stored as
Markdown files from the local file system and returns them as a JSON array
29 Apr 2015
In my last post I showed how to setup Dokku and deploy a simple “Hello
World” web application. Now let’s turn it up to 11 and build a fully-blown
Ruby on Rails application with its own database, taking a look at some of
Dokku’s management features along the way.
04 Feb 2015
I have a bad case of multiple technology disorder. At the last count I have
six side projects on the go, and not one of them uses the same language or
framework! Don’t worry - I’m sure the doctor will prescribe me some pills to
sort this out, but until then I’d like somewhere to host these projects online
to show them off to my friends and colleagues.
31 Jan 2015
Well it’s January 2015 and the snow falling outside has given me a good excuse
to avoid my primary New Year’s resolution of a bi-weekly run! So I’ve decided
to start working on my fallback resolution and setup a blog. Self-confessed
geek that I am, I quite enjoyed evaluating the different blogging platforms out
there. I looked at WordPress, Ghost and Jekyll.