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Trialling the ELK stack from Elastic

As part of my ongoing research into big-data visualisation and infrastructure and application management tools it came to give ELK a test run to check if it’s suited to my needs. I’ve already looked at a few others (which I will detail … Continue reading

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PHPUnit-Selenium2 Cheat Sheet

My PHPUnit-Selenium2 Cheat Sheet Here are a few snippets of how I’ve achieved various tasks, some tricks and patterns in phpunit/phpunit-selenium v2.0 – targeting Selenium2. I’ll try to keep this updated with more techniques over time. Screenshots I wrote this small … Continue reading

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The UI is the system – most people think

A common developer mistake is to assume clients, stakeholders, mums actually understand the multi-layered, n-tier, decomposed modular architectures they build. I read a piece of wisdom once that has just resonated with me as I came to present a demo … Continue reading

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Cutlass – Cut Less!

While re-building my house I became obsessed with getting efficiency out of the timber 10materials I was using when planning cutting lists. Most people would want to achieve an efficient cutting plan because of cost-efficiency, effort-reduction or ecological conservation, and of course that … Continue reading

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Techniques in Fostering Innovation

In this article on Deepend’s Chrysalis, I’d like to present some of the interesting topics which have surfaced at Deepend while implementing a drive to foster a culture of innovation in our organisation. These include dealing with failure, redefining the … Continue reading

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Re-learning unit testing with Selenium 2 and phpunit-selenium

Now that I’ve finished re-building my house (almost) I’ve got two or three years of programming projects to catch up on. One of the most pressing is updating the Motif.org.au site with the new reading tests that have been developed … Continue reading

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TEDx Sydney 2012: A Deepender’s Perspective

TEDxSydney started off on a high note for me, as I arrived already feeling like a hero.   The Deepend Light Lounge (aka our late christmas party) had gone on deep in to the previous night which meant it was … Continue reading

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Brain control interfaces (BCI)

Something I’ve been keeping an eye on lately is brain control interfaces i.e. devices which let you control things with your mind. There seems to be a sudden flurry of activity this year in this area with a small handful … Continue reading

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