Published 01/03/2021 at 12:00pm

This retro is award themed and a fantastic team building exercise. It can help bring the team closer together by realising what each team member brings to the team.

Published 25/02/2021 at 09:42pm

After the sad news of Sean Connery's passing I thought it was time to share a retrospective I carried out a few months ago in memory of the incredible chap.

Published 17/10/2020 at 12:00pm

There's a bunch or articles and books out there which give you ways of forming goals and/or habits. This article is not about theory or weighing up pros and cons, instead it's just me sharing a short story of how forming a habit has made life better for me. I hope it can help you.

Published 18/07/2020 at 06:32pm

I'm writing this article to explain why it is important to be conscientious git user. Having encountered bad practices and having to deal with the consequences throughout my career I thought I'd share a few simple tips and thoughts to make things better. I hope it helps out you and your team.

Published 04/06/2020 at 08:43am

There have been a couple of retrospectives that I've carried our recently. I thought I'd share one of them with you. Both of them are centred around valuing each team members contribution and recognising what each team member perceives their peers' biggest strengths to be.

Published 24/02/2020 at 10:00pm

We can use some tools to fix our code; poorly formatted code, find code which is overly complex, check for duplicate code etc. This is really powerful, it will make code easier to understand and easier to maintain. Let's give our code the respect it deserves.

Published 31/01/2020 at 11:01pm

For a long time I found database optimisation a mystery until I had a tutorial from a guy called Kenny at Percona. His method of teaching was superb and he gave us some useful and usable concepts to ensure that every query that we ever write can be "fully optimised". This blog post aims to help you out in the same way he helped me out. Trust me, see this through and at the end you'll be wanting to get your hands on every query. So, lets get started...

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