Typescript All The Things! Lessons learned moving a large codebase to typescript

Finally after three and a half years, I’m all in on TypeScript. What really pushed me over the line was creating a fairly large SPA (single page app) in Angular and TypeScript. Once you got around the tooling (getting a...

Phonegap, Be Wary of Plugins

Today, dear reader, I have a cautionary tale to tell. It is a story of trust, and how that trust can quickly erode when confronted with hard truths, and the truth that nothing is ever as easy it seems. Yes...

Using PhoneGap Preferences in an Android Native App

When updating RecipeFolder from a PhoneGap/Cordova hybrid to a Native Java app I initially experienced a euphoria on how quick it was to develop in Android now. 6 months in, and still without having actually shipped the update that euphoria...

Going Native

Regular readers of this blog, or a casual reader who has looked at my posts will quickly realize that I am a big fan of hybrid apps. I have written extensively on the various frameworks, Phonegap and Cordova and even...

Ooh! Shiny!

After almost three years running on Jekyll-Bootstrap, and getting the feeling that The Minimum theme wasn’t doing it for me any more, I’ve bit the bullet and switched to a stock Jekyll build. You can see it in my GitHub...