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A Bit of exciting news!

When I left devrel last year, a few wise friends told me “you’ll be back before you know it”. To be frank, I was burned out, and at the time I told them it will be a few years until I dip my toes into...

Maintaining large design-first API specs

API design tools and specifically OpenAPI + JSONSchema tooling has evolved dramatically over the last 12 months. In particular, I’ve been using speccy quite extensively as a tool to simplify the design process of...

I have some news

Hey there folks! Three years ago I met a slightly crazy kiwi at an API conference and we hit it off like a house on fire. A few weeks later I started working for the chap – and what an adventure its been! Since...

Laravel resource and subdomain routes

Working on a side project this weekend I encountered an inconvenient default behaviour in Laravel's routing. Primarily, it just wasn't documented. Courtesy of this StackOverflow answer, I found the issue. As a...

So long and thanks for the phpish!

A little over seven years ago I signed up for a small community group for a talk about PHP. A year or so later I caught up with Dave (who happened to be a colleague at the time) to propose giving my first public talk at...

Releasing software during the holidays

And so we reach the end of another coding-year, and while many of us are plotting our holiday hacks and offline AR (actual reality) adventures, there are a few folks who still have to launch features over the break.