Book Review: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

This must possibly be one of the best books I have ever read. Not only that, but I learnt more about computers and how they work than at any place of education. If you’re into tech and if you’re into innovation, then this book is a must read. Not only does is paint a really good picture of where the idea of computing started, it also displays what is required to truly innovate (hint: it’s not only up to an individual). The guys that you’d expect to be in the book such as...

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Continuous Integration with WordPress

Introduction to Continuous Integration with WordPress – WordCamp Cape Town 2016

At WordCamp¬†Cape Town 2016 I did a quick intro workshop into continuous integration with WordPress, which covered the principles of continuous integration (CI) and a few ways to start with unit testing and integration testing. Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to get through the entire workshop and really wanted to get people trying out the fun stuff. But, as promised, you’ll find the presentation further down the page, which you can go through in your own time. In addition, I think...

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First: What It Takes to Win by Rich Froning

If you’re any sort of CrossFitter then you’ve definitely heard of Rich Froning. If you haven’t, then just watch the last 5 years of the CrossFit Games and I think you’ll find out. He’s basically the 4-times straight winner of the CrossFit games and this is only his 5th year competing at them. That’s pretty insane. First: What It Takes to Win is an autobiography of his life and what it takes to get that first place that everyone strives for. He shares about...

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Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most: Craig Groeschel

Every so often you need to read a book that challenges every moment of your life – that’s exactly how I felt when I read Fight by Craig Groeschel. It’s a book that makes you think about all those things you think you can get away with and makes you realise that you actually can’t. One illustration that is used is how one of the characters in the Bible walked a few miles which translates into roughly 25 000 steps. He walked to do something which would ultimately cause...

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