Ramblings of an Engineer

Author - developerjack

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...

Assistance and Access Bill

Below is my submission to the Department of Home Affairs on the “Assistance and Access Bill” currently being considered by the Australian federal government. It’s a little bit scathing, but in my...

The Weekly – a brief haitus

Howdy folks! As much as I rely on The Weekly to continue my ongoing reading, I’m putting a brief hiatus on this project for a few weeks. It seems wise, considering I’ve struggled to get the past few editions...

Hello ABSS and Kuala Lumpur!

Today I’m excited to share that I’m joining the team at Financio and ABSS and as Head of Engineering based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s been a fantastic week getting to know the team so far and...

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...

The Weekly #31

Hey there folks! I spent most of this week writing markdown, YAML or JSON as I deep dived into a HUGE API. More on this to come in the next few weeks. As a result of a few very long days, I’m curled up with a nice...

The Weekly #30

Woohoo! 30 posts of the weekly… all written mostly weekly! I’m definitely enjoying a glass to celebrate! In theme with the jokes of the weekend I would like the opportunity to deny rumours that I’ve...

The Weekly #29

Happy morning-coffee to you everyone! I hope your #GDPR day was as entertaining as mine! Living in the future, I managed to get a retroactive privacy policy update from Zoho! Last week was crazy busy in Melbourne where...

The Weekly #28

G’day everyone! I did very little reading this week (hey, gotta take some time off now and again) so this week’s reads will be short and sweet! Engineering Empathy 30 April 2018 This wonderful post I...

The Weekly #27

Howdy folks! A handful of interesting reads to fill your morning coffee break today. I’m also planning to down code and take some time off this week (so expect to see a few less tweets too!) Why Developer...