Side Project Progress

First Store.. 1 day away? Our side project, Elvenda, is a B2B dropshipping platform. You sign up as a supplier and receive orders, or sign up as a dropshipper and get a ton of new products. It’s pretty cool. It’s a totally different take on a model that’s been done before, so we’re interested to […]

Tech that lasts 40 years

I watched some Microconf videos last night on I’m not sure if it’s strictly ‘legit’ or if this guy is just putting a camcorder on the seat and videoing Microconf. I’d badly like to go one year, and it’s always been something I want to reward myself with when I get a SaaS to the […]

add zipalign to path on OSX

First, find zipalign. find ~/Library/Android/sdk/build-tools -name “zipalign” Copy the most recent build tools version, e.g. /Users/me/Library/Android/sdk/build-tools/28.0.2/zipalign Add it to /etc/paths. nano /etc/paths (Paste the zipalign path) Save and exit ctrl+o, ctrl+x Close the command window.

Talking to customers / cheapening the brand

I’m working on a side project with a friend (/my brother in law) that connects suppliers and brands to dropshippers. It’s a business model that’s been done before – we’re just taking an existing model and fine tuning it, maybe making it more Australian. It’s called Elvenda. We’ve got a functioning beta at I’m […]

End to end testing in React Native

I’ve been a professional React Native developer for just over a year now, previously working on a number of different freelance and contracting engagements. I’m a single developer maintaining two different apps for my day job, which are in constant development. It’s easy to ‘lose your place’ when digging up a project from a month […]

Scripting a simple nodejs server

This post covers scripting a simple node.js server from scratch. It’s easy, but deceivingly powerful. We’ll use ES6 style javascript, HTTPS (with a self signed certificate), a live reloading server, and serve responses from an external JSON file. What’s it for? If you’ve got some kind of moving target (a versioned API, a usage restricted […]