How I got into technology

Whether I'm making new friends and industry relationships, or even just participating in casual conversation, I often get asked how someone with my educational background ended up in the technology sector. The simple answer is equal parts passion and procrastination with a sprinkling of subversion and a pinch of counter-culture.…

Build, test, and deploy PHP applications with GitHub Actions

I learned about GitHub Actions when it was released last year, although didn't investigate further as I'd already configured my hobby project CI/CD pipelines using Travis CI to a satisfactory standard. While everything generally worked really well, I found myself running up against some obscure issue with Travis that…

Necessity in Automation

The more I've learned about code/coding, the more I see inefficiencies in daily life. Anything done repetitively and predictably is a sign to me to automate. This applies to things from the manufacturing and services industries to content management and data manipulation. To an extent this is already happening,…