Welcome! I'm Lorna: engineer, author and speaker. I'm a Developer Evangelist and I love technology and sharing technology with others. On this site you'll find my blog and links to all the other things I think you (or I) might need to know about me - my opinions are my own and not those of my employer or any other organisation. If you'd like to get in touch, I'd be delighted to hear from you.
I give a lot of conference talks, and my new job as a Developer Advocate means that isn't going to change any time soon! Some of my colleagues have been using reveal.js so I thought I'd give it a try. Well, there were quite a few things that I had to research to get a slide deck that I was happy with, so I am capturing them all here so I can look them up later and in case anyone else needs them. Continue reading
With my new job came, of course, lots of new projects. They cover quite a wide range of system requirements and so I've been creating ansible-provisioned vagrant machines for each one to make it easy to set up on other platforms. I thought I'd share some examples of my setup, in case anyone is interested, but more importantly so I can swiftly look this up when I start the next new project! Continue reading
I'm a huge fan of ngrok, a tool that allows you to open a secure tunnel from your machine to the outside world to enable testing APIs and things. Mostly I use virtual machines for development, but by default the ngrok dashboard is only available when requested from the machine that ngrok is running on ... and I want to be able to see the web interface from my host machine.
This is a config setting but it can't be supplied on the command line, instead create a file called
~/.ngrok2/ngrok.yml and add the following line:
This will enable you to then reach the web interface at
[VM IP or hostname]:4040.
PNWPHP, September 2016
PHP Minds, September 2016
PHP Warwickshire, August 2016
Drupal Yorkshire, August 2016
RESTFest, July 2016
RESTFest, July 2016