Author Archives: Martin

Rob Rix Interview

A great interview with Rob Rix highlighted a bunch of useful development tips: Surround yourself with people smarter than you. (Online friendships do count.) Surround yourself with people who ship good work. Never let the perfect be the enemy of … Continue reading

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Parse By Facebook

Very surprised to find that Facebook acquired Parse back in April 2013. Parse has been my on radar as a potential solution but this would add concerns about the platforms longevity. Like?

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Using Trello to Keep Track of Ideas

I’m a big fan of Trello for task management. This article comes up with another use:

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Email Is Dead

Except it remains the only open, barrier free method of communicating between services without any restrictions or partnership agreements being in place. Every service uses email as a fallback method of sharing but it deserves a much higher status than … Continue reading

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Love Me Again by John Newman

Saw him doing live set (on TV) at Glastonbury – Love Me Again by John Newman on Spotify:

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Why Woody Allen Won’t Stop Working

As always, excited about the next Woody Allen film being on the way. (Source:

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Brewdog – From IPA to IPO

I’m now a shareholder, so my next drinking session will also be an investment meeting! This is the third equity offering for the punk Scottish brewery. I missed out on the first offering without even realising so snapped up the … Continue reading

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iOS Test Studio

Coming from a background in test automation I was pleased to see that there was a suitable solution for iOS. Telerik’s iOS Test Studio is an iOS app for simple test automation. I’ve previously tried it our for web testing … Continue reading

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ThinkVis Rewind

I’m looking forward to attending for the third time in March 2013. I previously attended in September 2009 and March 2010. Where you there too? A couple of interesting posts from previous years: 60 Eureka Moments From Think Visibility 7 … Continue reading

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Cheap Mac Dev Alternative?

Could this be a cheap development alternative to a MacbookPro? Chromebook MacinCloud Update: an interesting article covering the use of Chromebook for development –┬áReviewing the $250 Samsung Chromebook as a Developer

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