Blog posts

Remote pair programming tools

23 September 2019

I've recently done a lot of pair programming remotely and tried a few different tools. I thought it would be interesting to share my…

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CSS Grid and IE11

31 March 2018

The other day I decided to finally use CSS Grid in one of my personal projects. There's so much hype about it - at least in my social media…

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XProLo January meetup

26 January 2018

I gave a talk last night at the Extreme Programming London meetup (XProLo). The talk was about why everyone should start blogging. Or…

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Reading about writing

12 August 2017

There are a lot of things I want to get better at. One of those things is writing. Oh, wait... I'll try again:There are a lot of skills I…

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Writing the office newsletter

10 August 2017

With our London office growing and more and more people working on client site, it becomes harder for everyone to communicate and stay up-to…

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Vagrant adventures

17 May 2017

I am in the process of setting up a development environment on a virtual machine for an Elixir project and thought I’d write about it…

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Bath Ruby 2016 summary

12 March 2016

Two years ago I worked in marketing. If you had told me back then to take a day off, buy a train ticket to Bath and go to a marketing…

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23 January 2016

Such a small word. But with such big implications.We use it all the time. “Sure, I’ll just pop down the shops and get some milk.” “I’ll just…

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New job! Again?

28 November 2015

"Rabea is leaving? How long has she been here?" "Six months.""Only six months? Who would do such a thing?"That’s how the conversation…

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Global Day of Coderetreat

15 November 2015

Yesterday was Global Day of Coderetreat and I attended the event for the first time.When I first heard about a coderetreat, all I could…

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All the female developers

10 November 2015

Recently, whenever I meet a woman who is showing the slightest interest in learning how to code, I practically jump at her out of excitement…

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Estimating work is hard

13 August 2015

An aspect of my current job that I find quite difficult at the moment is estimating how long it will take me to create a feature. We work…

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My first job as a developer

23 June 2015

If you had told me a year ago that I would be working as a developer now, I wouldn’t have believed you. A developer? Me? Surely that’s…

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Life after the bootcamp

19 June 2015

I finished the General Assembly web development bootcamp at the end of February and haven’t really blogged since. However, it turns out that…

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