Removing ads and starting a Patreon page

Ads have never sat well with me. For a while I have had them on this blog, because it gets a lot of traffic. However, inspired by Troy Hunt, I have decided to remove the Google ads and instead start a Patreon page where anyone can pay a monthly amount to “sponsor” me. By no … 

 

Migrating Servers

Update:┬áSite is operational and working again. The last couple of months this blog has grown tremendously. Even though I have caching and other performance tweaks in place, the server my site runs on is surprisingly barebones. The traffic to this blog is around 100k visitors per month, the single core CPU just wasn’t cutting it … 

 

What Is The Angular (2) Team Doing?

 

Why You Should Give Aurelia A Chance In 2017

When it comes to frameworks and libraries, developers have never had so much choice. So understandably, it can be hard to convince a developer one option is better than the other. Most front-end developers who have been around for at least 4 or 5 years most likely have the same backstory, going from jQuery to … 

 

Announcing Discover Aurelia

Update: I am working in recovering the site. I moved servers and some data was corrupted. The site will be down until it’s fixed. Since early 2015 I have been blogging about Aurelia. It’s crazy to think Aurelia is already almost two years old. In that time my blog has become known as the Aurelia … 

 

Implementing Submission Voting Logic In Firebase

I love Firebase. The power and flexibility of using it alongside my favourite client-side framework Aurelia, unrivalled. Recently whilst building the Built With Aurelia website which uses Firebase, I wanted the ability for logged in users to vote on particular submissions. My Firebase structure is literally the following: submissions: { pokegorun: { added: 1470919840796, category: … 

 

Injection With Inheritance in Aurelia

In Aurelia if you have a parent/base class and one or more children that inherit from this class AND the parent class has some injectables via Aurelia’s dependency injection container, you have most likely encountered an issue with needing to import and pass the dependencies back to the parent. You might have done something like … 

 

Developers: Disable Your Adblocker On StackOverflow

If you’re a developer, then there is a very high possibility that at some point, you’ve needed to Google an issue and you encountered a StackOverflow question and got the help you needed. Personally, I hit StackOverflow a few times per week, sometimes on a daily basis if I am tackling something I do not … 

 

Goodbye ANZ, Hello Westpac

Switching banks is a big deal. I have been with ANZ since I was about 14, it was my first bank that my first job salary went into. But times change and now I’ve switched to Westpac. Whom I also got a mortgage through as well. There were many deciding factors, but a couple of … 

 

Gimlet Media Made A Mistake Getting Rid of Mystery Show

If you’re not familiar with Gimlet Media, they were famously founded via the StartUp podcast where season one detailed the highs and lows of a couple of seasoned guys experienced in the podcast world to form a podcast company. As Gimlet Media grew, so did their roster of shows. One such show I enjoyed listening …