Ghost CMS & Linux - Fixing "No Space Left on Device" Issue

I was quite surprised to found out that I was greeted with an annoying HTTP 503 error on my site over the Christmas period. After taking a closer look at the logs on Amazon, it turns out that I had actually run out of disk space on the instance.…

My Favourite Soft Skills Interview Questions

In my day to day role, a big part of what I do involves hiring and assessing Software Engineers. It might not be to everyone’s liking, but I really do enjoy the interview process. It’s a great chance to meet new people and I often learn new things…

Experimenting with the Streams API

I am always looking for ways to build faster, slicker web pages. Where applicable, I’ll use great new browser features such as service workers, HTTP/2 and improved compression, just to name a few. But what if I told you there was a way to build even faster web…

Brewfather - Progressive App Review

In my spare time I enjoy a little bit of homebrewing. What first started out as an experiment with a beer kit, soon turned into a geeky fascination with the science behind brewing beer. I am one of those annoying people that sniffs the beer and comments on the aroma…

Service Workers can save the environment!

Service workers allow you to cache resources on the user's device when they visit your site for the first time. Fewer HTTP requests mean less CPU usage and less energy consumed.…

Converting a Ghost blog to a Progressive Web App

In this article, I am going to take you through the different steps required to get a Ghost blog up and running as a Progressive Web App (*hint: it’s easier than you think!*)…

Lessons learnt: Leaving an organisation

In my experience, leaving an organisation is a big deal. Given the amount of time we spend at work, we ultimately end up spending more time with our colleagues than our loved ones! If you’ve been with an organisation for a while, you’ve probably worked hard to establish…

Progressive Web Apps - My new book is available!

I am super excited to announce that my latest book has been published and is available to purchase! A few years ago, I was sitting in a conference room listening to Google’s Alex Russell talk about Service Workers and how they were the next big thing that was going…