public abstract Gravy : Power

  1. Express yourself - Variables and values

    by Aaron Job.

    Values, constants, variables, operators, objects and functions are, in my mind the most basic building blocks of a modern computer program, and like many other terms in computing, they are borrowed from mathematics. Over the next few posts let's have a look at each one and try and understand them.…

  2. You are the Computer

    by Aaron Job.

    Once upon a time, the noun Computer did not refer to the magical machine sitting on my desk, in fact, I would have been the Computer. in early 1600, the word computer first appeared in a book by English writer Richard Braithwait "The yong mans gleanings". In the first section…

  3. Gravypower Rebooted

    by Aaron Job.

    The last post made on this blog was back in 2015 when I was still living in Belfast since then a lot has changed. My partner and I moved back to Australia, we adopted two west highland terriers (Fergus and Fiadh), got married, and welcomed a baby boy into the…

  4. To check in dependencies or not to check in dependencies

    by Aaron Job.

    I have been playing around in the world of Drupal and Front End development for a while now and have come across a topic of discussion that I thought I had heard the last of. To check in dependencies or not to? This is something that I have thought about…

  5. Unit Tetsing and Sitecore

    by Aaron Job.

    I am a big advocate of TDD and would love to see interfaces on all of the Sitecore types, this is a big ask to put to the product team as they have new a wonderful features to work on. There are a few methods that help you Test Drive…

  6. Heartbleed and Password Safes

    by Aaron Job.

    After reading about the Heartbleed bug last Monday I felt it was time to stop putting off swapping to a password safe. A password safe is a database that generates and stores passwords, allowing you to look them up when you want to log in somewhere. Using them is a…