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Add Flash to Chromium on Ubuntu 16.04

I like to listen to music at work, and with Amazon Prime Music I have plenty of music easily accessible. Unless Linux is your operating system of choice, that is. Although there is no native Linux app, there is an Amazon Music web app. Great. Apart from it needs flash installed. No problem. However, not ...

3 mins

SheffieldPHP – My first meetup

I’m sat on the train, slightly intoxicated, on the way home from my first ever meetup. Sheffield PHP. Kindly sponsored by the guys at Evoluted. This was in fact the first Sheffield PHP meetup after a long hiatus and what a fantastic way to make a comeback. Tonight’s speaker was Sam Burns from Inviqa giving a talk on Driving Design with Behat. Brilliant ...

6 mins

Getting comfortable being uncomfortable!

Learning how to be comfortable being uncomfortable is possibly one of the most important lessons that I have learned whilst on my journey as a newbie Web Developer. As I’m writing this,  I’m sat on a train on my way to London. It’s the Legal Software Suppliers Association’s 21st birthday dinner or something like that. ...

5 mins

How to dig yourself out of the coding tutorial rut

Are you stuck in the dread coding tutorial rut? We’ve all been there. Learning to code, completing tutorial after tutorial, but getting nowhere. Then the self doubt kicks in. “This is too hard.” Or “maybe coding isn’t for me.” I’m sure you know the feeling. I experienced this very same problem myself recently. I’m a ...

11 mins

How I got my first Web Development job

I was a 29-year-old plumber with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. Although I enjoyed plumbing, I wanted more. I wanted a job of the future. I’d been learning to code for about 6 months and i knew that I wanted to become a web developer. I just didn’t know how to make the transition ...

5 mins

What Programming Language Should I Learn First?

What programming language should i learn first? The question every new or aspiring developer asks themselves. I dread to think how much time i wasted trawling, websites, blogs and Quora trying to find the magical answer. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer. There is no correct answer, the answer is different for everyone. The answer ...

6 mins

Learning web development. Where do i start?

So, you are interested in learning web development and becomeing a web developer!?! Firstly, congratulations, you’ve made a great choice and if you are reading this blog then you are probably a member of a Facebook group or online community which is a great place to start and find support throughout your chosen pursuit! Doing ...

3 mins

Its been a while…

Wow…just realised how long it has been since i’ve posted anything. So much for my intention to post a couple of times a week! In all honesty, i just haven’t had time to keep it up (excuses, excuses), mainly because i’ve managed to land a job as a junior software developer! I’m six weeks into ...

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