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Do you know design patterns?

Well, do ya punk? I got asked this today in a telephone interview. It was the second question, after ‘tell me about yourself’. My first instinct in response was sarcasm. “What, there are patterns? It’s not just organised chaos? There are actual principles involved…

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The Startup drug

It’s 4.24am on a Tuesday morning. I’m in that half-sleep state between sleeping and waking where I’m starting to realise that my dream about being a doughnut farmer may not represent reality to the fullest extent, but I’m struggling to…

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Trying to ask the right questions

About 15 months ago, I started building an application. Or rather, I started building an application framework, before deciding that the framework was a vanity project and I should just focus on the application itself. It wasn’t a particularly exciting proposition. I just…