Spock Argument Constraints vs Argument Capture

Spock Argument Constraints vs Argument Capture

I’ve been writing Unit Tests with Spock and Groovy on and off for a couple of years now. I’ve often had to check the properties of object argument parameters that are passed to methods on mocked objects. I’ve used a

Living with the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard

Living with the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard

I’m really trying to ramp up my writing volume at the moment. Partly because I’ve got so much to do on my personal projects, and partly just to try and improve my writing skills. The most consistent advice I come

A free Alexa Hoodie (and one month of my FizzBuzzBongo skill)

A free Alexa Hoodie (and one month of my FizzBuzzBongo skill)

It’s been just over a month now since I released my first Alexa skill into the store (FizzBuzzBongo). It wasn’t really a serious skill – just a bit of fun (albeit with a database and interactivity) to test out the

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 3, Publishing the Skill

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 3, Publishing the Skill

This is the third in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 2, Deploying to AWS Using Terraform

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 2, Deploying to AWS Using Terraform

This is the second in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 1, Create Java Lambda

Developing an Alexa Skill: Part 1, Create Java Lambda

This is the first in a series of ‘how-to’ articles on creating an interactive Alexa Skill. The skill is called ‘Fizz Buzz Bongo’ and is available in the Alexa Skills Store. It’s a variation on the classic ‘Fizz Buzz’ programmer

Migrate and Run Multiple WordPress Sites Locally Using UpdraftPlus Migrator and MAMP

Migrate and Run Multiple WordPress Sites Locally Using UpdraftPlus Migrator and MAMP

I currently have 3 WordPress sites which I host on AWS Lightsail. I use the free version of the UpdraftPlus plugin to ensure they are all backed up on a regular basis (with backups automatically being pushed remotely to DropBox).

MacOS Sierra & WD Elements “Couldn’t Unmount Disk” Problem

MacOS Sierra & WD Elements “Couldn’t Unmount Disk” Problem

A tale of a brand new disk drive, a 2TB backup, a disk failure and finally a recovery…

Integrating AWS and GitHub

Integrating AWS and GitHub

This article looks at integrating AWS and GitHub. It runs through an example of setting up an automated Git Pull using a Webhook to automatically sync Github repository code into an S3 bucket (from where it can then be picked

Migrating my WordPress Blog to Amazon AWS Lightsail

Migrating my WordPress Blog to Amazon AWS Lightsail

I’ve just migrated this WordPress blog from a multisite hosting package I have with LCN to Amazon’s new Lightsail service – and thought I’d just make a quick post about how the process went. Why move? There was both pushing