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Ben Evans
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Ben Evans is an IT consultant currently living in Oz
Ben Evans is an IT consultant currently living in Oz

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Don't worry about finishing, focus on starting.
Big projects are so hard to finish. Thats why I never try to finish them, I focus on starting them, and if I stop I focus on starting again. The truth is that you'll never be able to work on something and guarantee that you wont be stopped or interrupted by...

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Client-Side Includes without JQuery
So the other day I was working on a flat web project, no server side functionality and no option to publish/compile, but I really wanted to use includes to help manage my code and allow me edit common code in a single location instead of almost twenty. What...

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Don't grind down, build up...
I have a friend... (hard to believe I know but some people have low standards and don't find me too irritating...) This friend is facing a 5 week development "death march" working nights and week ends to reach a very difficult deadline. I sympathise I reall...

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Life beyond JQuery...
I knocked up a little project the other day ( here ) and threw it up onto GitHub but the first response I got from anyone was "Why didn't you do it in JQuery?" To keep the size down In the best of all possible worlds you can get JQuery down to 28k, the simp...

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Pain is the mother of invention...
The last few weeks have been "interesting" for me. I have some problems with my right shoulder causing me a great deal of pain and immobility. But nothing comes from nothing, and not being able to use my right hand for much led me to write a typing trainer ...

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Big Data is not just about size...
The term "Big Data" gets used a lot these days, and some people think you only have Big Data problems if you have billions of records and petabytes or even zettabytes of information in your system. In fact most articles I've seen start off by saying how muc...

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Back in the saddle...
After what seems like ages I finally have the time to sit down and blog again without running out of time or covering topics that are sensitive to my clients... Lets hope I get a solid run before circumstances change again :)

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Nitrous.IO is FINALLY in public beta! An awesome new hosting platform (base account is free) with a great WebIDE built in.

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