My .gitignore file for C# Resharper, Visual Studio projects. It lists any files that should not get added to the repository.
A git source control cheat sheet with the basic commands I need to be productive.
Totaljobs is hiring .NET developers and senior .NET developers. Central London. Agile teams. C#, TDD, MVC, twice weekly releases.
A little rant against the evils of services like four square that put your story-empty tweets into my twitter stream.
A list of places to find videos about being a better developer. These are mostly about all the stuff I care about for work: writing good code, .NET technology and web dev.
I’ve started a new podcast called the developer book club where I interview someone interesting about what books have influenced and inspired them.
We are currently looking for passionate C# developers to come join our team.
A talk that I gave at the Developer, Developer, Developer day in Reading in 2011 about my experiences trying to make CSS easier to maintain. Contains slides and sample downloads.
The story of how Joe and I used our favourite web tools to organise our wedding and share the experience with the people who couldn’t be there.
Stories about three geek women who I admire to help celebrate Ada Lovelace day.
It’s a snowy day in London today. Apparently the most snow London’s seen in 20 years. It’s definitely the most snow I’ve ever seen. I was covered in snow and looking like a big white yeti by the time I got to the station this morning. I’ve been keeping an eye on the Transport for [...]
Wow, it’s January 18th already. I feel like I’ve really hit the ground running. Everyone else who did their new years post did them two weeks ago but I really wanted to write down what I’d achieved in 2008 and what I wanted to achieve in 2009 to give myself something to look at in [...]
This is a tech blog but I just wanted to share a little bit of big Helen-life news with the friends of mine who read it. Joe, my boyfriend of four years, proposed to me on Friday night very romantically on the London eye and I said yes (of course!). I’ve been grinning like mad [...]
Slides and samples for a talk I did for developer, developer, developer day in Reading in 2008 about a heap of clientside technologies that I’m excited about and think will be The Next Big Thing.
My favourite thing about having a blog is being able to look back at where I’ve come from and see how far I’ve come.
One of the most important (and painful) things I learnt at uni was: trust nothing when debugging. I will never get that week of my life back!
So I tried out the PixelOrigami thing for a while but I just didn’t like it as much as my helephant.com domain. I decided a while back that the inactivity of my personal blog meant that it was really time to shut it down. So I’ve decided to make helephant.com my webdev website and leave [...]
A big thanks to the people who organise girl geeks dinners for giving us all a glimpse at what it’s like to be a Googler.
I decided a while back that I’d both move my techblog to a new domain and port my blog scripts to ASP.NET 2.0 and today finally it’s been done! I’m a little sad to see the content go from my old domain but I think that it’s going to be more flexible for my evil [...]
My first conference talk ever: talking about creating user interface controls for ASP.NET at the NRW conference in Germany.
I’ve recently discovered the blog of a guy called Jim Whittle who’s the recruitment guy at the company where I work. He’s only posted two articles so far but he’s a great story teller and I particularly enjoyed an entry he posted about having passion for what you do. On a similar sort of topic [...]
My ipod is dead again. I’ve got about two weeks on my warranty so I guess I’ll go down to John Lewis again and get them to take it away and send me back a new one. I can’t say I’ve got much faith in another replacement ipod since my current one only survived about [...]