Local development with Valet

I’ve used MAMP Pro with my team for local development for many years. It’s a convenient tool, but it’s often slow (especially the CLI) and often hangs or crashes. I’ve been looking around for alternatives for quite some time, so after it was recommended by Zuzana thought I’d take a look at Laravel’s local dev […]

Creativity, Playdate and making things

It was with some delight I opened this month’s Edge magazine which I found on my table this evening. This month they have an exclusive on a nifty new handheld console built by software developers Panic called Playdate. From the article, Playdate looks awesome. It’s a a cute yellow handheld with a high-quality LCD screen, […]

Excellence in entrepreneurship: an audience with Google

I’ve just returned from an excellent talk organised by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Simon Hall hosted a fascinating discussion with Google leaders Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior VP of Alphabet and former Senior VP of Google Products, and Alan Eagle, Director of Executive Communications at Google. The talk was primarily about the value of coaching, […]

Adding a Staging environment to Symfony 4

Environments in Symfony We use Symfony a lot at Studio 24 for building modern web applications. Our normal setup is to have a local development environment, a staging environment for clients to test code, and a production live site. By default Symfony supports the following environments: dev – (development) intended for development purposes, can be […]

OpenTech 2017

I made my first trip to OpenTech yesterday hosted at University College London. I didn’t really know what to expect, I’d spotted the conference on my Twitter feed and I understood it to be a day full of discussions on open data, technology and how they contribute to society. I was impressed. It was a […]