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Speaking at YAPC:EU 2016

YAPC:EU 2016

As with any multi-year/multi-decade software project, we have legacy and new code. The older “legacy” code often is by our own definition “very scary”. When we visit this scary code we have developed ways and tools to make this both easier and safer. My talk will be covering the approach […]

Project Mini-Me

So this week ended a 63 week project I started in January 2015. The project? To lose weight; specifically to get back to 81kg. This post is a summary of how it went, how I tackled the project and what I learnt along the way. Tl;dr: 11.5kg lost. Set goals, […]

Perl CPAN month.

So this month I was allocated Test::Simple as part of the CPAN pull request challenge. As the sneaky devil I am; I thought I’d pull a fast one on the development team I work in and suggested we have a evening event to learn about the CPAN Pull Request Challenge […]

Hello https://metacpan.org/release/Scientist

I am pleased to release on the unsuspecting internet a new CPAN module:¬†https://metacpan.org/release/Scientist This is a Perl 5 implementation of the ideas described in the Ruby gem released by the good people at GitHub (http://githubengineering.com/scientist/). Scientist is a module that helps with testing of refactored code. Basically it runs two […]

Node + Express + Jade = Win!

Recently I have been commuting to work via a train rather than by car. Which has been quite good in terms of me having time to work on my Judo related side projects. As I mentioned in my last post I am working on an exciting project for the Judo […]

$DayJob Update.

A quick update I thought was in order; and this time I thought I would reflect a little bit on my $DayJob, the agile processes we employ, my role and how the company’s continued growth affects all the above. So as I think I have mentioned elsewhere, I am the […]

September 2015…

Seriously, no posts since February!! Okay, so not a lot has happened, life has continued and I have got older. My role in my $dayjob has evolved once more and the team I am the “Development Team Leader” has grown by two developers. I have dropped out of the CPAN […]

A small change in situation.

So it is February already, wow what happened to Janaury! Thought I should write something to clear my head. This week I head to Paris with the IJF to work at the Paris Grand Slam judo event. Should be good. I am taking my Raspberry Pi with me and then […]

Inspect and adapt!

Hi all,so life on the new team was short lived; I am back in the Perl team and working on a new "Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)" project. This is a relatively new approach for the Scrum team I work on and a new part of the product we are […]

Change is a good thing… right?

So…. where to start.The last time I blogged (back in April) I wrote that I was changing from the PHP based web application team back to the Perl based test automation tools team. Well… since then the company I was at made some more changes and the Perl team was […]