Takeaway Store – online ordering

This is part 1 of a slow burn series. Looking at a local takeaway store website, to poke around and see what a customer can do who wants to order online. Speculate about where that goes, what the back-end integrations might look like. Ultimately, it’d be good to create an online ordering website for a […]

Remembering how to create stuff

In my 20’s, I always had a side project or two going. Most of them weren’t $10m businesses, but all of them would have customers now if I set them up and left them running. Every single one of them was a sound idea in some sense. Now that I’ve had 4 kids, reasonably happily […]

Journal entry – May 28, 2020

I keep a personal journal sporadically. Last year I dropped off from ~March 2020 and picked it back up on May 28, 2020. It was the period that coronavirus was the worst it got in Sydney* (*Simpsons ref: worst it got in Sydney, so far.) Every day I review the entry from a week ago, […]

Copying small startups, test #1

It’s all going to take a while to work out. I’ve got an old online campsite booking tool that I charge the original customer $1k/year to keep switched on. It looks, feels and quacks like a SaaS, so will be useful to get some re-exposure to a lot of the side pieces to running the […]

Swagger to Laravel Library

Given an OpenAPI API endpoint, if you can export the OpenAPI JSON specification, it can easily be turned into a client library for use in laravel. Download the swagger.json file to the current folder. Run: docker run –rm -v ${PWD}:/local openapitools/openapi-generator-cli generate -i “/local/swagger.json” -g php -o /local/out/php Under the ./out/ folder is now a […]