Web & Software Application Development Blogs

Blogs and articles about web and application development. As a full stack developer I talk about everything from Operating Systems, Databases, Version Management, Backend server side code where the business logic is implemented, front end user interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), testing, deployment, requirements analysis, change management and service delivery.

Unix/Linux commands cheat sheet notebook

Unix/Linux commands cheat sheet notebook

Introduction to the Unix / Linux command notebook I first used Unix over 20 years ago when I was at college.  After that I got my first job and the company were then taking out their old Unix based system and were replacing it with a big IBM S/36 system which was...

25 ways to pick the best web hosting for a small business in 2022

25 ways to pick the best web hosting for a small business in 2022

Why is getting your web hosting provider right so important? As a small business owner, the hosting for your small business website and your emails, may not seem like a big deal.  In fact, if you ask most small business owners who they use for web hosting, they...

How to find the index of the maximum value in a list in Python?

How to find the index of the maximum value in a list in Python?

Introduction to finding the minimum or maximum value in a list in Python This is a classic computer science problem that students are asked to solve in a range of programming languages. You are asked to find the array or list element with the maximum value or the...

Sample Web Browser Compatibility & Accessibility Policy

Sample Web Browser Compatibility & Accessibility Policy

If you have a website or web application you will probably be asked for your cross-browser compatibility statement. Likewise, if you are a business looking to purchase a new website or web application it is advisable to build a browser compatibility clause into any...

What is the best IDE for Python?

What is the best IDE for Python?

So what is the best Python IDE and what makes a good IDE anyway? Do you need an IDE to program in Python? No you certainly don't need an IDE (Interactive Development Environment) to program in Python. For example on Mac and Linux you can work in the terminal and...

Python Programming Cheat Sheet & Tips

Python Programming Cheat Sheet & Tips

Introduction to Python Tips & Tricks On this page I capture all the little Python tips & tricks which I discover while working with Python. They tend to be the little snippets which are too small for a full blog post. Don't use Print for debugging There is a...