I am a software developer based in Brisbane, Australia where I write node/JS code and dabble in Haskell. I have written a book entitled Functional Programming in PHP and the author of SQL Style Guide; both of which you should definitely read.
Some of my recent blog posts (archives):
git add -pto interactively stage specific parts of a file allowing for more precise control over commits in git. It provides a walkthrough on how to split hunks for granular commit control, ensuring that only desired changes are staged. The post emphasizes the utility of this approach in enhancing commit precision and managing contributions more effectively in git. Read more ⇒
Learn how to dynamically load different base images to build application images and for testing using Docker. Utilize build-time variables in a Dockerfile to specify the Node.js version/tag and even extend the flexibility to customize both the image name and tag. Bonus - Discover a GitHub Actions workflow that builds and tests your project against multiple Node.js versions, ensuring compatibility across different environments. Read more ⇒
Learn to wield nix-shell’s power for precise project dependency management, ensuring hassle-free development environments. Discover techniques for pinning specific Node.js versions, simplifying dependency references, and integrating yarn for enhanced control. Read more ⇒
Highlights from the YOW! 2023 conference in Brisbane. This blog post covers engaging talks on topics ranging from creating a programming language for children to real-world applications of WebAssembly. Gain valuable insights from speakers like Felienne Hermans, Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe, Frank Yu, Dylan Beattie, Katie Bell, and Brooklyn Zelenka. Delve into the future of technology, deterministic execution, local-first software, and more. Read more ⇒
In a departure from common international practices, Australia allows both residents and travellers duty-free purchases under the Tourist Refund Scheme. Buy the goods, get an invoice and you can claim the duty back on the purchase as you depart. Even if you plan to return to Australia with the purchased goods, you can still claim back the tax. Read more ⇒
Explore the advantages of cross-compiling in Docker whilst working through a specific case involving a Node.js project using pkg, aiming for a Linux ARM64 architecture in the Docker build. Read more ⇒
I made some circuit diagrams for the various versions of the Starving Student Millet Hybrid amplifier, which is a tube/valve headphone amplifier you can build yourself relatively easily for fun. Read more ⇒
There are many more in the archives.