It’s not “gatekeeping” or elitist to uphold standards and correct disinformation

I have seen a worrying trend recently among corners of the web and software development community. This trend is the accusation of elitism and “gatekeeping” towards members of our profession who may for good reason be correcting incorrect use of terminology or poor practices and standards among other, often newer members to the profession. Worse […]

My 10 best open source software alternatives

I am a huge fan of open source software. Aside from this software being free the vast majority of the time, it is also often the case that these examples of software have been lovingly built by international communities and where commercial value and cost is not a factor, we often find that the only […]

WordPress or Laravel – Why not both?

Earlier this year I gave a talk at WordCamp London 2019. My talk was titled WordPress or Laravel: Why Not Both? and its focus was on building a Laravel application with WordPress being used as a headless CMS. I have based this blog post on my talk. Brief Introduction to Laravel: Laravel is an open […]