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Jun
03
My 11 favourite Vim plugins

My 11 favourite Vim plugins

While I’m spending most of my JavaScript writing time in WebStorm these days, I still use Vim a lot.
5 min read
May
30
Things I wish I knew about… JavaScript functions

Things I wish I knew about… JavaScript functions

Especially coming from a C/Python/Elixir background, there were some things about JavaScript functions that I really didn’t get to start with.
4 min read
May
14

Building 'delta' on Alpine Linux

Short post for a change this time. :-) I've just built delta on an Alpine Linux image. There were a
May
09
How to force TypeScript's compiler to rebuild your files

How to force TypeScript's compiler to rebuild your files

I’ve noticed when using tsc in watch mode that sometimes - especially if a file has been renamed -
1 min read
May
07
Some testing with Axios

Some testing with Axios

Recently I’ve been working on integrating with a subscription/payment gateway. (It hasn’t been straightforward, but that’s
4 min read
Apr
24
Different Markdown Editors, And Why I Use Ulysses

Different Markdown Editors, And Why I Use Ulysses

I’ve tried various different editors for writing text - iA Writer, MarkdownPad, StackEdit, and of course Vim/Emacs. Here’s why I’ve settled on Ulysses for my editing.
3 min read
Apr
12
How to make your Web Pages look Prettier with Alpine.js

How to make your Web Pages look Prettier with Alpine.js

I had a revelation the other day. In the beginning…I had this idea that to make your UI pretty
3 min read
Apr
09
Hapi: using pre-route functions for fun and profit

Hapi: using pre-route functions for fun and profit

I started to think - Express has middleware, I wonder what Hapi has? There’s bound to be something so I can ...
5 min read
Apr
05
7 tools I use every day - Home Edition

7 tools I use every day - Home Edition

Sharing some of the less common tools ones I use.
3 min read
Apr
03
Checking if a user owns a domain

Checking if a user owns a domain

The technique we’re using is the one used by Google, Microsoft and others to verify that you've got some authority over a domain.
3 min read