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 recently gave a talk to the London CloudSearch User Group on Naked Wines (my employer) and our use of AWS CloudSearch. I received a great response from the guys and girls at the meetup and was pleasantly surprised with my talk. I hope to do more of this in...

The google maps v2 library for android provides some much needed features for your app such as MapFragments. There is also a new support library to provide these features to older versions of android. The problem comes when you want to include a mapview in your own custom fragment (i.e you...

Animation can be a bit of a hassle with jQuery, especially when you want to chain an animation and another action (such as removing the element from the DOM). The animation can often get missed out in the sequence of events. The key to solving this is to use jQuery’s...

I have been wanting to create a showcase site for my android apps for a while. This weekend I decided to bite the bullet and produce an entire site in 48 hours. Here is the result, an html5/css3 responsive site. The site is hosted on heroku, making it super quick...

When using postgres, we sometimes need to find fields that match multiple like queries.  In this situation we can use like any. Making use of the any expression. Example: select * from some_table where some_field like any ( select '%'||some_other_field||'%' from some_other_table );