Ramblings of an Engineer

Author - developerjack

What am I listening to?

I recall the wave of podcast popularity years back and I’d always have my earbuds in listening while I delivered junk mail twice a week (fun fact – yup, I was that guy!) Fast forward, and I’m finding...

Up and out for now

I’ve had a lot to reflect on over the past few days, particularly in the light of Grant Thomas’s participation in Sam Newmans offensive video, now deleted from Twitter. Some have brushed it aside laying...

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...

Coming home to Oz

Hey there everyone, As you know I’ve spent the last little while based in Kuala Lumpur where I’ve been leading the rapid transformation of the software development teams at ABSS. In that time, we’ve...

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...