Pete Hawkins

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Going forward, plans for 2013

December 31, 2012

So I have reviewed my progress for 2012, the first thing I have failed at is setting valuable goals. The biggest thing I took away from 2011 was focus, so it made made sense to me to set goals to focus on, however the taking away from 2012 would have to be value.

Wrapping up 2012

December 31, 2012

Going back to my post at the beginning of 2012 when I set out goals for the first time, it has now reached the end of 2012 and it’s time to…

Backbone.js conventions (part 1)

December 09, 2012

Backbone.js is a very popular client side framework, it is very flexible and thus has many different ways of doing things. I’ve found so…

Don't ever fix a bug

November 03, 2012

We’ll start by a basic definition of a bug. A software bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program or system…

Making things

September 29, 2012

If I were to put a label on myself within the category of engineer, that would be “technologist”. I love researching and playing with the…

Modular client-side development

August 19, 2012

From using node.js and sinatra quite a lot in the past few months it has really been evident that our client side JavaScript code and…

Trying BDD

July 07, 2012

When I started out as a developer and to this day I am always seeking ways to improve my workflow and the quality of the code I write…

2012 is full of goals

January 15, 2012

As this is the first time setting goals to measure myself against next year, I don’t really have anything tangible to measure against from…

What I’ve been up to

September 22, 2011

I haven’t posted anything here lately, despite me looking at a lot of cool stuff. So I guess this post is a small catchup of some of the…

Working on large scale web projects

June 08, 2011

As you may or may not know, I work for Crafty Devil, a web applications design company based in Belfast. We have a pet project (turning into…