Creates beautiful timelines with Labella.js

3rd December 2015

I came across this library today, and from a brief look it is both elegant and beautiful. I have seen a lot of timeline implementation before, but nothing as simple and nicely designed as this one. It is created and supported by Twitter, based on my experience with Bootstrap CSS framework by Twitter I think this will be an excellent framework as well.

Time to drop CSS and learn SASS/SCSS

30th November 2015

SASS/SCSS is the compiled version of CSS, it allows CSS to be written in a more dynamic and reusable way. The philosophy is make CSS, a very static language, into something that is more similar to a scripting language, then the SCSS file is then compiled back into a normal CSS file to be deployed. y introducing variables and splitting the single CSS file into different SASS/SCSS files (will be combined into one when releasing), this makes the CSS much easier to read and more maintainable. This is especially true when more than one developer is working on the same code base.

Awesome packages for atom

23rd November 2015

I have been using Atom for more than a year, since it was in beta. There are many things I love about it, the most important thing is customizability. It allows anyone to create an Text Editor that is designed from the ground up for themselves. In this blog, I will be listing some of my favourite packages.

Update: Tweaked content on 30th Jan 2017 Update: Fixed some broken image links on 7th Jan 2019

Is Docker the new Vagrant

19th November 2015

I have been a massive Vagrant fan since I was introduced to it in 2013/2014. To me, it is the first time I stepped into the world of DevOps and see the huge difference it made to a team. Before Vagrant, ensuring team member's machines and the server environments software versions is a huge headache. We always ran into issues where code works fine on one person's computer and ends up breaking on another machine. This is terrible news when the whole deployment process is meant to be automated. My Team had no choice but to increase the amount of manual testing done on the website to reduce these kind of issues getting through to production.

International postal address format

18th November 2015

I am currently working on a personal project which involves the user entering their address to be searched. I wanted to ensure this application is designed properly, so it can easily be scaled to work with international postal address. However, after some research it is still far from clear what format I should follow.

The different font types

11th November 2015

I have been working with different fonts for ages, but never understood the difference. Recently, I have been working on a project where we need to decide a list of fonts to support. After some very basic research, here is what I found out.

Development Technologies Landscape (2015)

11th November 2015

For a developer sometimes it can be difficult to know what to focus on in terms of languages, frameworks and libraries. I came across this diagram created by devnetwork. It shows the top technology to focus on in different fields. Pretty useful way to measure yourself against, see what you already know and pick something new to learn in the future.