How much sleep do I need? An unscientific study

I've been noticing more and more lately that I often feel tired through the day, sometimes even as early as midday. In addition to feeling tired I sometimes struggle to maintain concentration for small periods of time which can be seriously demotivating. It's the cerebral equivalent of wading through deep... [Read More]
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Simple database driven feature toggles for ASP.NET MVC

A bit like a broken record I keep mentioning that we use continuous integration at work. So blah blah blah, we need feature toggles. My previous experience has involved using a very simple feature toggling mechanism and looking into a few other open source feature toggling tools. For this blog I'm going to ramble on about another simple... [Read More]

A brief look at some feature toggle tools

When using continuous integration branching is considered a no no. This being the case you need feature toggles. The concept is quite simple, but how do you actually use them in code? I've come across this tricky problem at work and with the help of some colleagues came up with a very simple approach.... [Read More]

Software development is difficult

Sometimes I find software development a little depressing. It gets me down, so I thought I'd have a bit of a rant about some of the reasons why.You're never right and nothing is certainYou're doing it wrong. You're never right. Ever. There's no such thing. Just accept it. Everyone has... [Read More]

Writing my first iPhone app

Since I've just finished writing an iPhone app for the Teesside basketball league I thought it would be a good time to write about some of my experiences of iPhone development.Update April 2015 - Unfortunately the Teesside basketball league is no more so I have shut down the website and removed the... [Read More]