Paul Walker

Bristol, UK
Oct
10
JavaScript pattern - the “singleton file”

JavaScript pattern - the “singleton file”

The other day I came across the solution to a number of problems I’d had in the past. I
3 min read
Jul
17
Live reload in Hapi

Live reload in Hapi

Something I’ve been meaning to address for a while is the lack of a livereload plugin for Hapi. Template
8 min read
Jul
04
Making a macOS app

Making a macOS app

There are some things I’ve been wanting to write for a while that just don’t make sense as
3 min read
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 -
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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