Bower. Helpful but not in the way I expected

JavaScript 3 August 2015 | 0 Comments

The past 2 days have been spent moving our JavaScript app, mostly AngularJS code (yea, don’t have months to rewrite it to ReactJS to be hip!) to use Bower. It’s great not having reasonably sized JavaScript files in your git repo. Plus it feels super hacker like to watch your build process download the files it needs […]

Would I recommend RavenDB?

RavenDB,Thoughtful Stuff 13 November 2013 | 8 Comments

Settle in for a long post, I’d make a cup of tea before starting… With my new job there is a need to rework the existing solution to scale, one way we are going to achieve this is through migrating the web interface from ASP.NET WebForms to AngularJS with a nice REST API provided by […]

My new job

Thoughtful Stuff 12 November 2013 | 2 Comments

For those of you that don’t know, I left freelancing behind around 3 months ago to rejoin the world of full time employees. An interesting opportunity came up to work with a company on moving their product forward into the world of AngularJS and NoSQL solutions. VQ Communications Ltd (Excuse the website, it’s being rebranded […]

Part 1 of my Gibraltar test drive: hopes and dreams

Gibraltar,NancyFX,RavenDB 3 September 2012 | 1 Comment

In this series of blog posts I’ll be using Gibraltar on a new project and blogging my journey. I can thank @RachelHawley for giving me a push to try out Gibraltar and it so happens I haven’t done blogging for a while since my last encounter with Ayende reviewing my code 😉 So what’s my […]

RavenSuggest: A better approach

ASP.NET MVC,jquery,RavenDB 8 July 2012 | 2 Comments

[This post follows on from my first post “RavenSuggest: The wrong approach“. It is aimed at responding to Ayende’s RavenSuggest blog post] Ok, let me start by saying, its wonderful that Ayende took the time to review my RavenSuggest demo code, that was very demo code. Did I mention it is demo code? I made […]

RavenSuggest: The wrong approach

ASP.NET MVC,jquery,RavenDB 8 July 2012 | 1 Comment

[Note: I am writing this blog post after Ayende’s. I was planning to do just one post after I had got some help from him on improving my RavenSuggest code. This post is my initial thoughts I wasn’t going to post.] RavenSuggest, Why? Its come to the point in the client’s application where letting the […]

Moving from Fasthosts to SWBroadband

Web Hosting 6 June 2012 | 2 Comments

In this blog post I will be discussing moving my client Escape Trips (They do Stag and Hen weekends) from Fasthosts to SWBroadband and all the reasons why we did this move. Fashosts Fasthosts are one of the bigger web hosts on the internet and advertise their “cloud” VPS service in many places. We’ve been […]

My DDDSW AppHarbor 20/20 talk

conferences,DDD 28 May 2012 | 2 Comments

So on Friday afternoon, 3PM, Mr Guy Smith Ferrier contacted me to see if I could fill in for a speaker who couldn’t make the event any more. Being the good fellow I am, I said yes and proceeded to spend the next 9 hours re-working a grok talk on AppHarbor I did in January […]

TIL: Close button on the RavenDB console simulates a crash

RavenDB 30 April 2012 | 0 Comments

TIL (Today I learnt) pressing the close button on the RavenDB console simulates a crash/unclean shutdown of RavenDB. This is quite interesting as you test what happens when this scenario occurs. If you keep pressing the close button on your console, you might end up with the following scary looking purple warning messages: (Unclean shutdown […]

My 10 tips and tricks with RavenDB

RavenDB 27 April 2012 | 1 Comment

So, as part of my build up to my presentation at Skills Matter Progressive NoSQL Tutorials in London on the 9th to 11th May, I’m breaking down my presentation into a series of blog posts, also thinking this might have give me even more ideas! (Shameless plug over) 1. Don’t use the Repository pattern This […]