In March 2018, I joined the team at Rabid Tech and when asked to contribute a blog, I wondered what I could share with readers that might help them better understand life as a junior developer. There is plenty already written – guides, forums,...Read more
Keeping your Rails applications up to date with the latest version of Rails and its supporting gems is best done in small increments, and frequently.
In the real world, you might be asked to upgrade a Rails app by two major versions. There are...Read more
Last week I attended the Fintech Festival in Singapore. With over 25,000 attendees, it’s one of the largest financial technology events in the world, bringing together an impressive cross-section of enterprise, startups, and government. With...Read more
This post is a bit of a geeky one - I hope it’ll be useful for you, even if you haven’t used AWS yet. This isn’t a technical deep dive post, but I hope I can sell you on the idea of adding reporting to your backups and tempt you to look at...Read more
Having recently come back from #AgileAus, I have been thinking about what I learnt and what actions I can take. It was a great conference, held in June at the Sydney Hilton with over 1,200 Agilists attending. A nice surprise to see a large presence from some big banks and insurance companies who are newly implementing Agile. It was wonderful to have access to so many international speakers over a pretty intensive two day programme. I’ve been reviewing my notes in preparation for this blog, and there are some clear themes emerging: behaviour change, agile leadership and continuous learning.Read more
The points don’t matter; if it sounds like a line from Whose Line Is It Anyway? that’s because it is.
When it comes to our Agile process, there’s one thing that is quite often misunderstood by everyone in the room: sizing.
Over the years, I’ve...Read more
Rabid has been appointed as a supplier on the All of Government Web Services panel! We’re of course delighted.
The panel offers a range of services, and we are included in:
- User Insight
- Visual Design
- Front-end Development
- Back-end Development
On 9-10 February, I had the good fortune of attending RubyConf AU 2017 in Melbourne. It was my first RubyConf, my second time in Melbourne, and my first time attending a tech conference outside of New Zealand. I had a fantastic time, met a heap of...Read more
2017 Rails Camp NZ was held at Mt.Cheeseman in Christchurch.
Rails Camp NZ is full weekend retreat, held annually for people interested in web development to gather and be awesome together. This year’s event ran from Friday 24th until Monday 27th...Read more
Rabid and Story Inc have been working collaboratively on an amazing project called Together We Make a Nation, an interactive documentary about former refugee women living in NZ. Initially developed in my 20% time, it was then kindly funded by NZ...Read more