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 […]

5 Things that will waste your time as a developer

There are many things that for developers can waste time in completing their projects or maintaining them in the long run. These mistakes are committed by developers of all levels of experience and are by far not exclusive to junior members of our profession. I have definitely been guilty of such mistakes myself. 1. Building […]

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 […]

My review of: October CMS

When I recently decided to relaunch my blog, I decided I did not want to opt for WordPress, which is what I previously used. I preferred to choose something very lightweight and developer focused so that I could build the functionality I required on top of it and not focus on removing or disabling elements […]