Notes, thoughts and observations

capturing my thoughts and gathering links

30 January 2020

Recent listening - my podcast picks for this week

Some of the podcast episodes that have been filling the gap between my ears over the last couple days.

20 December 2019

admataz.com updates

I've made a few changes to this most recent version of admataz.com

16 December 2019

React is still everywhere.

Two and a half years ago I noted my fears of a dominant JavaScript framework. My thoughts have evolved and I feel a little better about it now.

15 December 2019

a career update story

From self employed consultant and contractor to full time remote developer - my career development over the last few years has even taken me by surprise. The lesson I learned is to be prepared for anything…

9 May 2017

React everywhere

More and more, familiarity with React.js is required for contract web developers. It takes the mental hoop-jumping out of a lot of the day-to-day development tasks - and allows us to be more productive. Is there a cost to this?

4 May 2017

Teamwork in mountain climbing

A review of a recent adventure

14 January 2015

the new, new admataz website manifesto

A quick explanation of the new redesign effort underway at admataz.com

15 December 2013

Migrating a large active and customised Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7

We recently upgraded some client sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. It was more work than we had hoped for.

11 June 2013

Drupal as the CMS for a restful API for an iPhone App.

Overview of how we used Drupal as the CMS to for an iOS app

12 April 2013

Staging and deploying content in Drupal

Inventing a way to deploy content from one Drupal site to another

10 January 2012

Article filter faceted navigation in Drupal.

Using Drupal to build a faceted navigation and tag-based filtering.

1 January 2012

code, beauty and art.

Some thoughts on code, beauty and art: my response to a request from a journalist.