Pete Hawkins

Hey 👋 I’m Pete a web developer, who loves to ship products and build cool things with React and React Native.
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Turbolinks in middleman

September 14, 2013

Rails 4 now comes with Turbolinks enabled by default, I think this is great and would love to see more sites make use of this technology if…

Nikon d7100 review

August 10, 2013

I recently purchased a Nikon d7100, Nikons flagship APS-C DSLR, it has a lot of pro level features and is the best Nikon DSLR shy of moving…

Wee camera

February 10, 2013

Picked up a new camera today, a Sony SLT-A37. I’ve only taken a few quick shots from the balcony in my apartment, but so far it seems pretty…

Way Less CSS

February 09, 2013

With the redesign of my blog a few months back I decided I was going to try out this mobile first thing everyone was harping on about…

Jekyll

February 07, 2013

I’ve recently made a few tweaks to my blog, mainly stylistic and adding in a few web fonts, but the biggest change is a transparent one, the…

Automating your tests

January 08, 2013

Having a test suite is awesome, doing TDD is awesome too, but what if you make that really quick change and forget to run those tests? It’s…

Testing node.js apps with mocha

January 06, 2013

A couple of days ago I wrote an article on Testing Backbone.js with mocha, this was a primer on doing TDD in one of the easiest environments…

Testing Backbone.js with mocha

January 04, 2013

This is a zero setup quick starter to using TDD, it should take about 20minutes of your time max! Client side is one of the best places to…

Architecture process

January 03, 2013

I’ve long wanted to jot down the elements to my architecture process so that I could measure and improve upon it. I think once you have…

Module loading

January 02, 2013

So as I mentioned in my goals for 2013 I am working on a JavaScript framework, it has been really interesting so far and I am learning quite…