Welcome to my Web and Mobile Developer Blog. Here you will find the latest News and Rants about mobile apps, websites and the internet.

I also, occasionally, write blog posts on non-techie stuff too!

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Last week was a really busy one. Not only did we host our first Dot Net North meetup of 2020, on the Tuesday, but we'd been invited down to London to represent the group at Microsoft Ignite - The Tour...
 
After nearly two decades as a professional software developer, I have had the opportunity to code in a variety of languages. Constants throughout most of this time, have been both C# and JavaScript...
 
Over the past year, I have been lucky enough to be on the organising teams of two local user groups. We have organised some very successful, well attended, events, at a variety of venues. Early ...
 
Earlier this month I did a presentation on Free SSL / TLS with Let's Encrypt, from a Windows Server / IIS viewpoint, at the Dot Net North developer meetup in Manchester, which I happen to co-organise....
 
In recent years, there has been an increased drive towards securing the web and internet communications. Google Search is now using HTTPS as a ranking factor, Apple now require App communication over ...
 
Earlier this week I was at Alexa Dev Day at the A.J. Bell Stadium in Salford, Greater Manchester, learning about coding Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and other devices. I was amongst ...
 
Recently I began looking at using Selenium WebDriver to write automated tests for Web Applications. All sounded great in theory. I was content with using Java to write the tests, and the syntax for...
 
Whether you're a developer or not, if you have an iOS device running iOS 10.3.X, you may have noticed certain apps load with a popup warning "App {AppName}" Needs to be Updated. Followed by the detail...
 
Over the past year, perhaps longer, I have been going through a process of updating, improving and revitalising my app portfolio. This has been a recurring process, with many passes. After all, in ...
 
Last week I was one of three speakers at the Manchester Xamarin Dev Days event, at Rise on Deansgate. A global event, from Microsoft / Xamarin, the developer day aimed to give attendees a hands-on ...


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