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.

Where it all started Here I am, sitting in a cafe in Paris eating choux pastry filled with creme patissiere, supping a coffee and I dare to call this work. It wasn’t easy to get here though. I’ve never really worked from a new city before, sure I’ve done home...

The problem I moved the infrastructure of cronasaservice.com to a new hosting provider recently. A few days after the move I received a strange email (thank you German security services). Dear Sir or Madam, MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database system commonly used as a backend for web applications. Access...

I recently attended BuildStuff for the first time thanks to my company Small Improvements. I can’t remember the last time I came back from a conference so invigorated and full of learning. I wrote a post about it over on the Small Improvements tech blog but here’s something that didn’t...

So you want to create a static website (or blog) using Jekyll but don’t know how to install is on your Mac (OS X) with homebrew. The good news is it’s super simple, in fact you don’t even need homebrew for most of it. Start by installing Ruby, in a...

I’ve been using the fantastic Spring Cloud Netflix a lot recently during a project to migrate a monolith to microservices. I spent some time recently writing a set of Selenium integration tests using Sorin Costea’s excellent example project. I found myself wanting to run multiple Spring Boot microservices locally in...