Heartnotes - offline, encrypted diary using Electron.js + React.js

I am proud to announce the release of Heartnotes, an offline, encrypted personal diary app for desktop, built using Electron and React. Heartnotes has been a labour of love for a couple of months now, in between various other projects, and it’s my...

React.js + Flux server-side rendering with Koa

I recently had to get server-side rendering working on a React.js client project. We had augmented our front-end React app with flummox and react-router and I wanted to be sure that we could re-use these components on the server-side without much ...

Sending file logs to Loggly in a Docker container

I’m going to outline how I automate the sending of file logs to Loggly inside my Docker containers. This article is a minor follow-on to my previous article on automated deployments, which gives a good overview of my overall deployment process. In...

Why I am asking for a refund from the ind.ie project

Today I asked for a refund from the ind.ie project for the donation I’d made to them last November. For those of you unfamiliar with ind.ie it is a project and team headed by Aral Balkan that has as its goal the promotion and development of indep...

Parse push notifications for your Android and iOS Cordova app

I recently had to get Parse push notifications working with a Phonegap/Cordova application. It took of a lot of Google-ing and documentation reading to figure out all the steps needed. I’m documenting what’s needed here in case it helps anybody el...