Simplifying Node with Koa

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

Ruby on Rails, on Dokku!

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.

Setting up a Dokku Development PaaS

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.

Hello World

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.