Blog: development

1 Mar 2016
The pendulum of complexity is swinging, but Grunt and Gulp are useful tools, just like Photoshop and ProTools
22 Feb 2016
On the pointlessness of apps (especially ones built with public money) and the value of the web.
12 Dec 2015
Camus, code, grammatical nerd sniping, and why caring about standards is like being condemned to an eternity of pushing a boulder up a hill.
9 Oct 2015
From a front-end point of view, most of the noise being made about changes from Drupal 7 to 8 have been around Twig and the libraries API.
9 Oct 2015
The hows and whys of making code review part of a development workflow
4 Sep 2015
I’m sure most developers have had the experience of buying a book on a new programming language, working through the first couple of chapters, being completely uninspired, and giving up on it. So you built a hello world app, who cares? Even if you make it through the whole book, what have you achieved?
2 Sep 2015
It’s good to take the opportunity to clean up your code as you go along, especially on big projects that will be maintained for a while. After all, the chances that you'll go back and fix those little things later is pretty slim.
21 Oct 2014
On the importance of systems-based thinking in design and development for large projects