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02/05/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 17

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
25/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 16

Meetups, sunshine, new tech and baking... a good balance.
18/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 15

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
10/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 14

"Don't call it a comeback"... I finally managed to write a technical blog for the first time for months! A long weekend meant lots of coding, learning & alot of watching TV.
06/04/2021 dotnet umbraco webapi dotnetcore

Building friendly APIs in Umbraco v9 (alpha)

This post will provide a quick start guide to using Umbraco v9 as a Headless CMS with friendly documentation for folks using your APIs.
03/04/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 13

MVP Global Summit, a local (virtual) tech meetup, podcasts & running.
28/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 12

Running, goal setting & reading.
20/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 11

Another week done already! A pretty chilled one for me: family, baking, jigsaws and books.
13/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 10

A short diary this week, but I promised myself to document the not so busy weeks aswell as the fun ones!
06/03/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 9

Welcome to Developer Diary, this week was a busy one for both community and day job! Presenting workshops and table talks, training and lots of reading.
27/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 8

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊 This week: meetups, learning video recording tools & football.
20/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 7

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
13/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 6

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
06/02/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 5

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
30/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary 2021: week 4

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
27/01/2021 umbraco cms

Using Umbraco Content Templates

In Umbraco, Content Templates let us set a blueprint for pages using the specified node type.
22/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 3

Welcome to Developer Diary, a weekly chat to share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊 It was my birthday this week so I had a few days off work. Not much to do in lockdown birthdays but walks in the park and watching movies!
15/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 2

First full week back to work routine and I managed to continue on with the blog and also some other positive routines, I will take that as a win!
10/01/2021

.Net 5: WebAPI with OpenAPI docs

When building APIs in .Net apps, I have been using Swagger UI auto generated API docs for a few years now, so I was happy to hear they were now "out of the box" with .Net 5 WebAPI.
08/01/2021 developerDiary

Developer Diary: 2021 week 1

Happy New Year! What a year 2020 was, eh? I found weeks would pass and it was hard to differentiate one from the next. So for 2020, I have decided to keep a diary, to keep track of things I have done and learned week to week. I find it easy, particularly in these "stay at home" times, to feel like I am not achieving much but I thought I'd write down and share what a week as a developer is like, for me at least 😊
23/12/2020 c# dotnet

Init only properties in C# 9

A useful new feature in C# 9, init only setters for properties, allows us to have truly immutable objects or variables.
12/12/2020 c# dotnet

Top Level Programs in C# 9

Top Level Programs are a newly available feature in C#. In this post we will have a look at how it is different in C# 9 and what we can do in top level programs.
16/11/2020 dotnet conference speaking blazor

Developer Diary: DotNetConf 2020

DotNetConf was a 3 day worldwide conference over 3 days (November 10th-12th) where we could learn about all things .Net from the teams at Microsoft and community experts.
16/10/2020

Umbraco on Publish Event Posting to a Webhook

This article will discuss Umbraco publish events and give a look at how to use components and composers. We'll build an on publish event to send a message to a discord server.
27/09/2020 msignite techCommunity

Developer Diary: Microsoft Ignite

It’s been a wee while since I wrote a “Developer Diary” blog post and what better to return with than Microsoft Ignite! This year was fully virtual and I was not just attending but part of the speakers list as a host of a “Table Talk”!
01/09/2020 dotnet blazor c#

Getting Started with Blazor

Blazor is a framework within .Net that lets developers build rich, dynamic applications built in C#, HTML and CSS. Let's have a look at how to get started...
31/10/2019 umbraco meetups

Developer Diary: October 2019

Well, what a busy month October was. The fact I am only just writing up this blog post a week in to November shows how much recovery was needed! Infact, I can't even find many words, so this month will be mostly photos!
30/09/2019

Developer Diary: September 2019

I have often written blogs in a “developer diary” format for conferences or meetups, but I thought I’d try just writing what I have been up to month to month for an accurate description of dev life… it’s not all conference talks & side projects! I love getting recommendations for podcasts, blog posts or books to read. I thought it would be cool to share this stuff & keep a diary.
31/08/2019

Developer Diary: August 2019

I have often written blogs in a “developer diary” format for conferences or meetups, but I thought I’d try just writing what I have been up to month to month for an accurate description of dev life… it’s not all conference talks & side projects! I love getting recommendations for podcasts, blog posts or books to read. I thought it would be cool to share this stuff & keep a diary.
30/06/2019

Developer Diary: June 2019

I have often written blogs in a “developer diary” format for conferences or meetups, but I thought I’d try just writing what I have been up to month to month for an accurate description of dev life… it’s not all conference talks & side projects! Sometimes it's being tired and watching a lot of TV.
25/04/2019 umbraco

Developer Diary: Umbraco Roadshow Barcelona

Just a few days after returning from my trip to UFD19 in Frankfurt, I packed my bags and headed off on another Umbraco adventure. This time, Barcelona. I was joining the Spanish visit by the Umbraco roadshow an awesome new series of meetups organised by Callum Whyte.