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.

Today I had to select a distinct column on a DB2 table but I also wanted the query ordered. When I tried select distinct title from product order by price, qty the sql compiler complained that it didn’t recognise the order by statement. After a while of googling the problem,...

I have finally got round to getting an issue tracker for FixtureFeed and am using the wonderful cubeon to track issues in netbeans. You can track the latest issues on FixtureFeed Google Code I am planning to use google project hosting to track issues for all the CodeFish apps so...

For my latest CodeFish project, I needed to be able to upload files to dropbox from my SheevaPlug. This gave me the perfect opportunity to try my first bit of Python code. I found PythonDropboxUploader and decided to fork it on GitHub (my first time using git as well!). The...

I was recently questioned by Hannah Suppiah about writing code to calculate fibonacci numbers and it brought my uni days flooding back. As an illustrative tool and a quick bit of nostalgia, I wrote this simple JQuery example of the fibonacci tree. There 2 lines of JQuery needed to work...

I came across this blog post about a site called compute4cash.com which pays you money to run a small program that uses your free GPU cycles to do calculations (using OpenCL). I looked up the whois for the site and read their FAQ and was left with some serious questions...