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.

I’m sitting at the dining table, laptop open, looking out over the balcony to a sea view. It’s 20°C outside, slightly cooler than that inside and I’m sipping a coffee made just how I like it. Did I mention I’m being paid at the same time? This was my wife...

Imagine you walked into a restaurant and the waiter told you there was no menu. Instead you could order absolutely anything you wanted and it would be delivered to your table. What would you order? Chances are you won’t think of anything like tripe and cuttlefish gratin or “meat fruit”...

I came across a little gotcha with the Date constructor recently. The new Date() constructor takes a unix timestamp or a dateString, which according to mozilla should allow a version of ISO8601. Here’s the issue If my timezone is Easter Standard Time (US east coast) and I create a new...

I’ve been on quite a few budget flights this year which has given me the opportunity to pick a few hints and tricks to make the most of the experience. Don’t get to the airport too early. Getting there an hour before your flight is due to take off is...

coffee /ˈkɒfi/ A warm delicious alternative to hating everybody every morning forever. I’m sitting here with a warm cup of coffee, the steam wafting from the top with it’s smooth, rich scent. What makes this one better than 583 other cups of coffee the average person is going to drink...