Developers are just Tradesmen – aren’t they?

Developers are just Tradesmen – aren’t they?

So, I’ve been thinking about this for some time now and discussing it on and off with various people and seeing blog posts about this framework, or that library being the ‘one to use’, and the next big thing etc and I keep thinking “well, this isn’t right… Developers are just Tradesmen… aren’t they?”

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Flat Packed Functions

Flat Packed Functions

Okay, so this is more of a design thought process than anything specific (and not an actual list of functions provided by IKEA or MFI for the older generation) but I thought I’d share something with you I come across quite a lot when reviewing code, pull requests and looking at others work, and that’s what I’ve affectionately called the Flat Pack Function (or lack of).

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Automatic Host Routing using NGINX and Vagrant on OS X

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Okay, so when I was running a LAMP stack in the early days of development, one of my biggest gripes was creating VHOSTS every time I wanted to test a new framework, or develop a new app etc. I know it’s not a massive chore, but it’s enough of a chore for me to think twice about testing something.

When I moved to NGINX things were pretty much the same – which annoyed me even more. I thought “there must be a better and easier way of doing this!” and there is…

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