Essays most favoured by the community, on a variety of topics.
Share, Learn, Repeat
Six years ago, I shared my first piece of content online. It wasn't glamorous, but it was a contribution, shared on a space that I owned, in tribute to an idea: that we should just put ourselves out there, and see what happens.
Offer up the First Pancake
Pancakes and creative work have something remarkable in common: the first attempt is always rubbish. Our struggle to do good work often comes up short, because we stop short. The problem, of course, is balance, and not enough of it.
Rethinking My Thinking
Seeking creative space, I spent two months exploring productivity, creativity, and tools for thought. What I ended up developing, ultimately, was an idea machine, and a process to get the most from it.
Keeping up to Date Without Feeling Overwhelmed
As a creative community, our collective output of tutorials, libraries, side projects, and blog-posts is enormous, and trying to keep on top of it can often feel like drinking from a fire-hose.
Flexible Token Authorization for AWS Hosted APIs — Poppulo Engineering Blog
If you have complex business needs and a hybrid cloud architecture, Lambda Authorizers prove very useful. This piece was co-authored with a colleague.
Create an Easy-To-Use Client Library in TypeScript With a Step Builder — Poppulo Engineering Blog
Client libraries are essential tooling, and yet their Developer Experience (DX) is often overlooked. Here's a simple approach to improve this, based on a well-known pattern.