Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a Full Stack web developer, specialising in Java and the JVM, js and web frameworks. He has a passion for clean code, entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

How does the jet-setting business person feel as they settle down on the budget flight to a little Spanish island with their family? Their heady lifestyle may be the envy of many but has flying lost its charm for them? Wonder and awe is oft considered a sign of weakness...

I only play one video game. It’s open ended and will never finish. Each year they bring out an update but I don’t queue up at the store or place a pre-order online to get it. I wait until it’s half price (around 6 month before the next update) before...

Make a list of all the services you use (plus logins). I used a spreadsheet Transfer ownership of all accounts to an email address you will had over to the new owner Change the address in domain registrar and all service accounts (once sale is complete) Use a (fairly) modern...

I recently started using tmux on my macbook which lets me setup workspaces for different projects. One of these projects requires postgres to be running. I use the fantastic postgres.app for mac which takes away all the faff of installing postgres yourself. They have a set of instructions for installing...

You’re probably already aware of marketplace businesses that aggregate products from multiple sellers to provide consumers with a single place to get the best product/price (think booking.com, Amazon or Uber). There are some very successful marketplaces but it is notoriously hard to start one. For one, you have to run...