Today’s post is a little bit different to usual. I want to address a discrepancy between how aficionados talk about serverless and how it’s covered in written material. In this post, I shall unashamedly extoll the subjective (perhaps even emotional) virtues of serverless software development. I shall draw on some quotes from members of the serverless community and discuss what it is about serverless that makes it so joyful.Continue reading
Back in 2017, I wrote about the tools I use at work and why good tools are important. I wrote about three bits of kit that back then and I still use two of them. In this post, I’ll introduce three new tools: noise-cancelling headphones, a USB-C monitor, and a standing desk.Continue reading
Recently I’ve been on a quest to find more technical blogs written by women. In today’s post, I share 10 of my favourites, on topics ranging from Kubernetes to web accessibility. It’s a list personal to my tastes, but the aim is to ensure that we don’t lose sight of the fact that you don’t need to be a man to be at the top of your tech game.Continue reading
In a recent conversation, I asked what practical things I could do to help address the gender imbalance in tech. The person I was talking to (who is well known for their advocacy on the subject) responded that they were unaware it mattered to me because I’d never publicly spoken about it. Well, that changes today. No more hand-wringing from me. No more “oh isn’t it a difficult situation” or “whatever can be done?” In today’s post, I’m going on record as a proud feminist who’s prepared to take action.
It’s been a while since I last posted anything here, but that’s because I’ve been busy. My family and I are relocating to Australia from the UK and we’ve been making all the necessary preparations. This post is a bit of a digest of all the things that are happening, some observations about the process of applying for a job overseas, and finally some teasers for future blog posts.