Karl Hughes

Technology team builder and startup enthusiast
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In preparation for my talk next month at API Strategy & Practice, I've been thinking a lot about testing. Ever since I started writing automated tests a few years ago,

I've written a few blog posts (and submitted several conference talk proposals) related to the topic of building microservices in PHP. It's been great to refine my story on this

Like many developers, I've been building side projects in my spare time for years. One of the most fun things about being a software developer is having the ability to

As part of my 2017 writing goal, I decided to spend this month writing a series of short "How-Tos" for people trying to learn PHP or up their skills. Since

When asking non-technical team members to prioritize their issues on an absolute scale I’ve noticed that they always classify their issues at one of the two highest priority levels. For

A few weeks ago I wrote a post for Codeship outlining our method for building a PHP command line application with Docker. Today, the second part of this series was

We make "explore vs. exploit" decisions all the time in software engineering. For example, if you were asked to build a new web application would you use a framework you

This is the fundamental disconnect between our hopes for teaching Computer Science and the reality of our education system: we can’t hire and retain good technology teachers until we compensate

I've been doing a lot of searching for a simple Docker hosting experience lately. I'm pretty committed to Docker Compose for running containers locally and Codeship for my continuous integration,

At The Graide Network, we needed to automate a bunch of reminder emails and text messages being sent to our users. Every hour, we wanted to go into the database