I’ll show you how to convert HEIC images to JPG at the click of a button, all without leaving Finder.

If like me you sometimes need to send photos and images to those poor souls who aren’t completely wedded to Apple’s ecosystem, then you might benefit from having a quick way to convert Apple’s new HEIC image format to the faithful old JPG.

Understandably Apple wants us to use its…


The sky’s the limit, or so we’re told. So exactly how far can the public cloud take us?

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Introduction

To some, the benefits of using a public cloud vendor such as AWS, Google or Microsoft are self-evident, but how much of that is driven by the herd effect? Public cloud seems to be the 🌲 evergreen hotness but what are the tangible, measurable benefits? …


It’s not all ice cream and sunshine, but the benefits are real, and they’re big.

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Introduction

This article will cover whether moving some or all of your infrastructure and applications to the public cloud is a smart move for your business, or a painful and unnecessary change for the sake of change. After all, if things work fine just now, why fix what isn’t broken?

If…


From the birth of the Internet to the Cloud — how did we get here?

You would be forgiven for believing the cloud era began in 2006 when Amazon first launched its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service to the world. …


Bugs gonna get you!

If you’ve ever worked in a startup tech team, you’ve probably had to deal with the onslaught of bugs that’s part and parcel of startup life. Young companies build products quickly. Great companies build them even faster.

That’s a huge advantage when it comes to innovation, and especially when the aim of the game is to reach that sweet spot of product-market fit before the runway runs out, but it’s also a recipe for a tasty bug stew. …


One of the great strengths of containerisation is complete environment encapsulation.

By now, a lot has been written about microservices and we’re starting to discover some excellent usage patterns, and yet there are still developers starting new projects and building new applications using monolithic architectures. It’s time to change.

N.B. Scroll to the bottom for a list of handy resources on microservices.

Traditionally, applications were built from a single large codebase. This sounds simple in practice but lends itself to a myriad of problems as the application grows more complex. …


One of the great strengths of containerisation is complete environment encapsulation.

By now, a lot has been written about microservices and we’re starting to discover some excellent usage patterns, and yet there are still developers starting new projects and building new applications using monolithic architectures. It’s time to change.

N.B. Scroll to the bottom for a list of handy resources on microservices.

Traditionally, applications were built from a single large codebase. This sounds simple in practice but lends itself to a myriad of problems as the application grows more complex. …


If you’ve not worked in a startup before you’re in for one hell of a ride! It’s a rollercoaster of excitement that can be fun, rewarding and different every day, but whilst startup life has its own charm, it’s not for everyone.

London is one awesome place to work if you love startups!

Before you decide to make the jump from corporate life to something more your style decide whether you’re willing to accept the risks of working for a smaller company. …


Anything you can dream of you can achieve

Achieving goals for yourself is hard, and I mean really hard. Can you count the number of times you’ve made a drunken proclamation on New Year’s Eve to a bunch of equally drunk friends and family?

“This year I want to [insert one of many banal and unimaginative goals]!”

you…


First impressions have been the subject of extensive study and experimentation but it’s not until I came across Amy Cuddy’s book on presence that the idea really crystallised for me. It turns out we categorise people as one of four types as soon as we meet them, the question is, how do you fare?

What’s your first impression of Amy Cuddy? Is she trustworthy or competent? Is she both?

I’m currently reading an incredibly insightful book by the venerable Amy Cuddy on the concept and value of ‘presence’. The general theme is that the more present we are the stronger we become and the easier we find it to overcome the greatest challenges life presents us.

Cuddy knows a…

Josh Cole

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