Rick West

Dad. Husband. Developer. Heating Engineer. Human.

Over Engineering An MVP

Business vs Developer ๐ŸฅŠ. When it comes to starting a new project, what is the right approach?

Add Flash to Chromium on Ubuntu 16.04

Easily add Flash to Chromium with Jonathon F's back-port of pepperflashplugin-nonfree with direct download of Flash from...

Podcasts for Programmers ๐ŸŽ™

My top 5 podcasts for people new to web development...and podcasts!

Sheffield PHP

Iโ€™m sat on the train, slightly intoxicated, on the way home from my first ever meetup. Sheffield PHP. Kindly sponsored by...

Why striving for perfection might be holding you back as a newbie web developer

I am a perfectionist. Or, at least, I like to think I am. Either way, Iโ€™m definitely somewhere close. Thatโ€™s all well...

Getting comfortable being uncomfortable!

When you feel uncomfortable, it means youโ€™re moving forward and exploring new territory. So, does that mean being...

How to dig yourself out of the coding tutorial rut

Stop following tutorials and start building things!

Getting my first Web Development job

I was a 29-year-old plumber with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. Although I enjoyed plumbing, I wanted more. I wanted a job of...

What Programming Language Should I Learn First?

What programming language should I learn first? The question every new or aspiring developer asks themselves. I dread to...

Want to learn web development but donโ€™t know where to start?

A little guide to help you get started navigate the multitude of available resources.