Not a JavaScript wizard

Posted by on 6.28.22 in Web Development

A proper wizard posing beside an old monitor with some JavaScript code
A proper wizard posing beside an old monitor with some JavaScript code

It’s the tagline of this blog, so I thought I’d better explain why. During a 1-1 session one of my past managers told me something along the lines of: “you’re great at working with people, but you’re not a JavaScript wizard”. I’m working on trying to be more objective, but I do tend to take […]

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Thoughts on contribution in an Agile Scrum team

Posted by on 4.4.22 in Uncategorized

Recently the company I work for have been focusing more on native iOS and Android apps. The web platform is seen as a necessary part of the journey, but it feels like the senior management team aren’t really excited about it. I guess, it’s part of a trend that has been around for a while […]

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WFH desk setup

Posted by on 3.28.22 in Uncategorized

Photo of my WFH desk setup
Photo of my WFH desk setup

I think I started working from home towards the end of Feb 2020 following government guidelines advising people to work from home (if they could). I remember my boss telling me one afternoon, “make sure you take your laptop home”, in case we got an email informing us we should work from home. Since then […]

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Remember error handling as part of a user journey

Posted by on 2.21.22 in Uncategorized

It’s surprising how many times I still forget to ask about error states when discussing a new user journey. It often seems to feel like a bit of an after thought, but it shouldn’t be. I think that the misconception is that it is an easy thing to add at the end, but depending on […]

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Happy new year (respect each other)

Posted by on 1.1.22 in Uncategorized

This afternoon at my cousin’s house in Sicily, we had the inevitable conversation about Covid. We agreed on the fact that we should not be forced to get vaccinated, however we disagreed on whether or not we should actually get vaccinated. In a room of 7 adults only my wife and I were vaccinated. Some […]

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Investing in communities

Posted by on 12.27.21 in Uncategorized

As part of my end of year reflection I have also been thinking about what topics I should learn in the coming year. I believe that it’s important to think about the community that supports a particular technology as well as to consider how innovative the technology itself is. That’s the reason that year after […]

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Intention for 2022

Posted by on 12.23.21 in Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to the umpteenth iteration of my blog! As this year draws to an end, I find myself reflecting on what I want to do in the year ahead. A little niggle that I’ve always had since embarking on a career in web development is to write a blog about what I do […]

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