You are not a Software Engineer (yet) #2

Ever hear the expression, the punishment should fit the crime? How about, a proportionate response? How about, to a man with a hammer every problem looks like a nail? Now, I’m not trying to implying that your code is a crime, though it may very well be.  But do you, a professional software coder really…



You are not a Software Engineer (yet)

If you “write code” for a living, chances are you have a one time described yourself as a “Software Engineer”.  And chances are, you are not. Personally, I graduated with an Engineering (Software Systems) degree and have frequently and proudly described myself as such. But, only after “slinging code” for a lot of years have…



A couple of neat Go Tricks

Last week I was privileged to give a talk to the Singapore Gophers meet up held at the GrabTaxi Singapore Tech Office. The talk was titled “Dependency Injecting (and Testing)” and was inspired by this great article by Karl Seguin. In it I discuss how you can use DI to test and a simple trick to replace…



Golang and the revenge of Capt Obvious

I found a lot of my code (particularly the tests) had code that looked like this:   Then I was reading yet another great post from Karl Seguin and I noticed there was a much better (sexier) way.  Thanks again Karl!



Go Get (Quick Tip)

All Golang programmer’s are aware of how great “go get” is but until today I had not given much thought to how exactly it did or didn’t do. Some background; today one of my builds (in Travis CI) suddenly broke in a way that made no sense. After some quick debugging it became obvious that one of…



My code philosophy

Recently, a friend joined me on one of my projects. As it was the first time we were actually coding on the same project I wanted to tell him my coding philosophy to make sure that he felt empowered, engaged and connected to the code. Then I realised that despite the fact that a lot…




Enums in Golang (Quick Tip)

For those of you like me who Go is not the first language you learned, you might be familiar with “Enums” or “Enumerated Types”. While Go does not have an enum per-say you can achieve the same effect with very little effort. The manual has a very good example if perhaps a little complicated, so…



Where did Corey Go?

After way too long, I finally had the itch to blog again.  Firstly, sorry about the hiatus. As those of you that follow me on Linkedin know, in February I joined my very good friend Aaron at MyTeksi as a Platform Architect. From day one, it has been a wild ride.  I am not sure how…



Wireframe + Navigation Template in Open Office

To download, go to Jennift.com A starter template in Open Office Drawing which is a combination of wireframing mobile app + navigation flowchart/sitemap. While I mostly create mine in Illustrator, this can be useful to those who are not familiar with Adobe tools. Plus Open Office is freely available. Thoughts on improvement welcomed.



DPI Calculator Update (Chrome Extension)

Today we have released a minor update to our DPI Calculator for Chrome. The calculator will now save the pixel/dpi conversions between uses, so that you will never again have to waste time re-entering values. Thanks to all our users and especially to those that sent us feedback to help make us tool better for…



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