Code Buckets

Buckets of code

Cellular Automata with React

Here is a fun thing – above is cellular automation coded (by me) in React. Specifically, it is Conway’s Game of Life Rules The rules are Any live cell with two or three live neighbours survives. Any dead cell with…

26 Tips for Localising your Application

I’ve worked with applications with different language variants for years. Here are some things I’ve learnt along the way. This is written from the point of view of an English speaker, working with an English application. In honour of that,…

Applying Entity Framework Migrations to a Docker Container

I’m going to run through how to deploy an API and a database into two separate Docker containers then apply Entity Framework migrations. This will create and populate the database with the correct schema and reference data. My idea was…

Why Doesn’t My Visual Studio Solution Build? A Troubleshooting Guide

I’m pretty good at getting Visual Studio projects building correctly – I’m a bit of a Visual Studio whisperer. In one job I could get the ‘flag ship’ application up and running on a new machine in half the time…