Using skittles to shape software engineers

“What should I work on” is a question that different people in my team ask me, quite frequently. As a lead for a team of mostly software engineers, the range...

Weeknotes #3

Week commencing 22nd July 2019. I switched up the format of these again, borrowing from Matthew Cain as I really liked the questions that his heading prompted. So here goes;...

Weeknotes #1

Strategy writing I’ve just started working on a ‘systems strategy’ for the Revenues and Benefits service at LGSS. The service runs Council Tax, Housing Benefit, Business Rates, Blue Badge and...

AWS Application Load Balancers and WordPress

You had a problem recently where a WordPress site that used an AWS Application Load Balancer didn’t load over HTTPS. We kept seeing alot of mixed-content:blocked errors when the site...

Maslow - how to spin up the GOV.UK Needs API

Caveat: This post should’ve been written back in October 2014 but life got in the way and I’ve forgotten most of it, however, like all good developers I wrote myself...