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There is a concept in creative writing where if you want to be a great writer, you should write. Writing a novel is a craft and as the saying goes, practise makes perfect.

Coding is 99% a practical skill. Sure, there are patterns you can learn, technical nuances and things…


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I was lucky when the world went into lockdown. I had just so happened to pick a career path that was unaffected by the shift in normality caused by COVID-19. But there are so many people out there who were affected by this in a much more dramatic way. So…


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I’ve often thought when working as a software developer that a job can sometimes make us feel unproductive. As developers we feel most productive when we write code. It’s a practical job and its why we like doing it. We create things out of thin air that have a tangible…


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I remember one time at a previous job I was tasked with putting together a test for potential new developers.

One of the things I came up with involved creating a basic Web page from scratch.

This seemed trivial and a good way to filter out unsuitable candidates.

But to…


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With graphic card stock almost non-existent it has got me thinking recently about building a retro PC. If you pick your time period right you can get hold of something extremely capable (for the time) for not much money at all. …


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I started coding in college and hated it. I hated the rules, how petty it was. And more importantly, how shit I was at it. Just one character out of place, just on! And the whole thing ceased to work. What a joke.

But I spent some time, watched some…


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I have worked as a web developer for other 5 years now and I have seen all kinds of websites. So many have been poorly written, cobbled together messes that clearly have been put together by people who either didn’t care — or didn’t really know any better. …


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Reading is something I really enjoy, when I get around to it. The problem is it takes so much effort to sit down a read a book. It seems a little daunting at first, as though it were a really big commitment. …

Daniel Cook

27 year old developer

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