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Robert Watkins
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Cynical. Early 40s. Human being.
Cynical. Early 40s. Human being.

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ExtJS's Grid Clipboard plugin is borked by design #extjs #sencha #rant

I’ve been meaning to write this for nearly a year, but I held off hoping things would change with the next release. They didn’t, so I’m writing this: the Clipboard plugin for the Ext.grid.Panel class – which provides cut-and-paste support for the enhanced…

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Upgrading to ExtJS 6.2 #sencha #extjs

Sencha recently announced the general availability of ExtJS 6.2. People who regularly read my posts (hi, to all three of you. ;) will be aware that I’ve been working with the ExtJS library for a number of years now, while building a suite of apps of some…

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Configuring a Multi-Branch Pipeline in #Jenkins - Adventures in Learning

In my previous post, I had demonstrated how to configure a Jenkins Server using Docker. The next step is to create a Jenkins job to build some software. Now, we could just do a simple freestyle job, or a basic Maven build – but that will require…

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Setting up a #Jenkins Server with #Docker - Adventures in Learning

With the upcoming end-of-life for Bamboo Cloud, I’m in the market for a new build server setup. For this1 experiment, I’m returning to an old favourite – Jenkins – paired with a potential new favourite – Docker. In this post, I describe how I’ve set up a…

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This is very much in the aide-mémoire category – when setting up an AWS OpsWorks stack with Chef 12, remember to set up the security groups.

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Don't bother with Bitbucket Pipelines - yet #bitbucket #atlassian

As a previously fairly (but not completely) satisfied user of Atlassian’s Bamboo Cloud product, I was upset (like many others) to find out that it was being sun-setted. But they’ve got a new product to replace it – BitBucket Pipelines, currently in beta.…

I really wish that a) G+ wouldn't forget I was signed in for no reason, and b) not assume that I want to see the collections page when I'm not logged in, and c) not keep me on the collections page when I do log in.

I will no use them here or there. I do not use the Collections page.

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As a result of the recent kerfuffle about left-pad being unpublished from the NPM repository, and the subsequent “internet breakage”, I had a twitter discussion with Charles Miller about the right for unpublish to even be an option. First, let me make…

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The NPM organisation, a for-profit organisation, has just demonstrated that it doesn’t care about the IP rights of contributors. As a organisation built entirely on the contributions of others, this is a worrying precedent. Background Azer Koçulu had…

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Logarithmic Axes for ExtJS Charts #sencha #extjs

ExtJS includes a number of nice charting options. I mean, it’s no HighCharts or D3, but it’s not bad. But – it can’t do a logarithmic axis. A logarithmic axis is useful for displaying data with a large range of values. Sometimes these values are already…
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