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 […]

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 […]

Discomfort: The Best Way to Learn

Sometimes, you just have to put yourself out there to push yourself to learn great things and standing in front of people may be the best way to learn. On Thursday (7 September) I’ll be doing a workshop at WordCamp Cape Town 2016 on continuous integration. You may ask, what is “continuous integration”? Well, up to […]

Concept for a WordPress Development Workflow with VersionPress

I’ve been looking for a way to optimise the WordPress development workflow we use at Digital Leap and have constantly hit walls when it comes to managing database changes from dev machines to staging, production, and then all the way back (as we make changes to code and content at each stage). When it comes to […]

Is Webfluential the Answer to Building a Blogging Business?

I have been blogging for a number of years but I have never really monetised this blog to a point where it has been worthwhile. I have earned a little off Google AdSense but never enough to write home about. Then a number of years ago, a company called Webfluential popped onto the radar. At first, […]

Thoughts on why we are Becoming Educated Buyers

There is has been a massive shift at Digital Leap over the last month as we realised many our clients were looking to really understand the digital space and how they could be effective. During this new journey, we realised that we had been trying to sell to people who wanted to find out as […]

WordCamp Joburg 2016

It’s official, WordCamp is finally coming to Joburg and you’re invited, get your WordPress swag ready! About 3 months ago I approached WordPress and said I’d be interested in organising it. Much to my surprise, they said that someone is already in final discussions with about running WordCamp Joburg. So what is WordCamp? A WordCamp […]

Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has been recommended to me many times and I finally got down to reading it. It really does make sense of investment strategies and the flaws in pretty much everyone’s thinking – which is great. However, if you’re looking for investment advice and how to invest, this book won’t really […]

Do you need to beat down competition to beat them?

I stumbled open a video of Steve Jobs discussing a new partnership on the ZA Tech Slack Channel. It was in 1997 when Apple announced that they were partnering with Microsoft. Yes, you heard me right. They partnered with their biggest competitor. A lot of things were announced about what would be done in the partnership with […]

What Happens When a Rugby League Player plays NFL?

Well… Jarryd Hayne happens. This just deepens my love for rugby and rugby league in general! He also made the roster for the 49ers and has some incredible stats already including higher average punt return yards than the longest return last season. Boom. Check out this highlight video from his last game.