October 18th, 2015

A better terminal experience

Some tools I’ve picked up from working at GuideSpark include an OS X terminal replacement called iTerm2, and a shell replacement called Fish (Friendly Interactive Shell). There are probably tons of features  but the main ones that stick out for me are: MORE

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September 26th, 2015

The start of a year in California

My university life has come to an end, and now I start a new one in the big bad world of work. Earlier this year I applied for a year-long paid internship in Silicon Valley with an organisation called the Silicon Valley Internship Programme. I have been fortunate enough to get an internship with GuideSpark as a member of their software engineering team. MORE

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July 16th, 2015

Code Generation as a Service

It’s been a while since my last post, as I’ve been busy doing university work and figuring out a job for after my final year finishes this summer. Since April, I have been working on my summer project for my Masters degree. This is a bigger, longer project like PascalDE from my 3rd year, and will make up 55% of my final grade. MORE

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March 21st, 2015

Introducing csblogs.com

A few years ago my friends set up a blog aggregation website to combine the computer science blogs from our university. Blogging was heavily encouraged by one of our lecturers Rob Miles, and I suppose it is why I am writing this today. Blogging is a great way to present your ideas and build a portfolio of work to show. There were a lot of blogs from our CS department and the site was a great way to keep up. MORE

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March 20th, 2015

A PascalDE success story

A few weeks ago, someone contacted me on my site’s email address for help with PascalDE. This was a great surprise - I have never had someone contact me personally about one of my projects before. After helping him with his problem (how to compile code with Free Pascal), I found out he was a teacher in a Mexican secondary school and is using my application to teach his students Pascal. MORE

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