Paul Walker

Bristol, UK
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
Apr
01
7 Tools I Use Every Day at Work

7 Tools I Use Every Day at Work

Silver Searcher (ag for short) is a fantastically fast searcher, much faster than grep. It comes with ...
3 min read
Mar
21
How I made my tests faster

How I made my tests faster

Today I’ve been reminded of the importance of measuring first when debugging, rather than making assumptions.
4 min read
Mar
16
Using templates and validation in Hapi

Using templates and validation in Hapi

In this post we’ll add template rendering (with Vision) and input validation (with Joi) into our application from the previous set of posts.
8 min read
Mar
12

Hapi - using routes from external files

[Last time we left it], the server only had a single route and was all in one file. That’s fine to start with but it’s not exactly scalable. Let’s add some routes from external files.
3 min read
Mar
11

Using Typescript with hapi

I've been using hapi lately, and decided to start using Typescript at the same time. When I looked though there didn't seem to be a lot out there on using them both together. Here's what I learned.
5 min read
Mar
08

Using your domain

So you’ve read part 1, and you’ve bought yourself a domain. Now you need to actually do something with it.
3 min read