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Are we heading for the web ‘Magna Carta’?

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I read an interesting article in the guardian where we are warned of going towards needing the above recently quoted by Sir Tim Berners Lee just now about digital privacy that popped up in my feed in the wake of the news that Chrome has been downloading audio recordings taken without users permission through their mic. Essentially, we have all been bugged by Google. Scary, huh? Read More

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eCommerce Technology Choices

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I read an interesting update about eBay today (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/22/ebay_magento_vulnerabilties/) about how they have released yet another security patch for Magento in the last month to deal with several different security problems that including XSS, CSRF and input vulnerabilities, three in total. Three is a huge number for a framework/platform that is being used by seriously significant companies around the globe!  Read More

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20 Years of PHP: echo $myStory;

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So, 20 years ago on the 8th of June, Rasmus Lerdorf released PHP 1.0 and we have been hearing peoples’ stories of their own path on the PHP journey. Here’s mine… Read More

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Leadership and PERMA – Part 1

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PERMA – an acronym that was devised by Martin Seligman (Wiki entry on Martin), a published psychologist who has spent much of his life determining the tools required for a ‘good life’ as he describes. During a lecture given to the Royal Society of Arts, he presented a positive psychology model based under the acronym of PERMA. This idea has since been adopted across many management teams as well as many other disciplines as a model for building positive, productive and people oriented teams. My three favourite Ps!

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My most hated phrase – “It’s not my job’ and how to challenge it

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Have you been discussing something that needs to be done; whether a full project, parts of the project or voicing a change that needs to happen and heard the immortal words: ‘It’s not my job’? The last person who said that to me got a very short sharp response about how his job was to ensure the success of the project, company and team… Once the initial disappointment fades, However; it always makes me think about the reasons why we hear that phrase and what to do about it… The largest factor that leads to this attitude in team members in my experience is a lack of motivation. Read More