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Manipulating electrons for fun and profit. Thoughts on tech, startups, politics, life. Founder of sparkello.com

It’s everything they don’t teach software developers.

Before I launched Sparkello, I’d worked on a few side projects that I had hoped would evolve into something more, but I’d always approached them from a technical point of view rather than a business one. It was a case of, “Well it would be cool if someone built this.”…


If you’re an ambitious minded person you’ve likely written down and planned out your goals on more than a few occasions. …


I love Firebase. You love Firebase. It’s great… except for when it isn’t.

I’ve been developing on Firebase for over a year now which is just long enough to understand it’s strengths and weaknesses. …


So, I’ve decided to do a bit of a roundup of Brisbane based tech startups because finding accurate information on this seems to be rather difficult. Every source I found was old and full of defunct companies. …


A man holds a newspaper on fire as a metaphor for the demise of news media.
Photo by Nijwam Swargiary on Unsplash

If you don’t live in Australia, you’d probably be blissfully unaware that Google has recently threatened to pull its search functionality from the entire country. …


and one that might surprise you….

If your enterprise is engaged in a digital transformation strategy, you can’t afford to miss these hot new tech trends in 2018.

1. Continuous Rollback

We’ve all heard of continuous integration and continuous delivery. If you’re a sophisticated technology enterprise, you likely have all your source code stored in Bitbucket being pipelined to a Jenkins server hosted on AWS to build a Docker container that you deploy to a Kubernetes swarm so that you can…

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