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, […]

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 […]

What I’m reading in 2017

It’s fair to say I read a lot. I love books and always have a few stacked up next to my bed for a quick (or long) read before I fall off to sleep. I also love books for work, since although there is a huge amount of resources on the web, published books distill expert knowledge, […]

New Year 2016

As I welcome the new year and type these words my kids are getting dressed upstairs, ready for a refreshing midday walk along Grantchester Meadows to lunch at the tearooms (with promises of scones). It’s been a busy year for me, but a very relaxing Christmas break, spent at home with the family just having […]

7/7

After viewing the coverage of the 7/7 anniversary on the BBC I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since that awful day in London. So much has happened in the decade since, though in some ways the same fears and worries still exist.