John Walker (hacker, poor sportsman)Take a look at my posterous archive @ /posterous for my less techie (and more regularly updated) blog.
Coffeerings is the personal web site of John Walker a UK based web developer and geek. I have been commercially involved in the web for over 10 years having done the uni thing prior to that. I've recently moved 'upt norf' to Harrogate then East Morton and work as Product Director @ Frog Trade, one of the UK's leading learning platform providers. Before Frog I was lucky enough to work at the Webby Award winning digital agency Magnitude as Studio Manger and before that at Brum based advertising agency WAA as Lead Dev.
Outside of Frog I am an keen advocate of Open Source projects PHP-WAX, a lightweight php framework for PHP5 web applications and Wildfire CMS, a CMS plugin built for the PHP-WAX php framework. I also run a portfolio site for artists http://www.alltradeart.co.uk, a completely free service allowing artists to display their work on the internet.
Put this together a month or two back but never got around to replacing the existing PHP version due to the amount of time an instance took to fire up on GAA.The site can be found at read more
With the recent hype surrounding Node.js I thought I'd better get my head around some of it's capabilities. See my Posterous blog for an example of a Couch DB + Node.js web dev stack read more
Campaign Monitor has a fairly comprehensive API and support docs. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be many PHP code snippets out there for people to learn from. This rather quick example should help you understan... read more
Absolute bare basics when it comes the Google Map api but a snippet of code that I tend to use as the basis for a lot of scripts using a postcode search and map plotting...<script src='http://maps.google.com/maps?file... read more