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Adobe How To – Photoshop Part 1

Adobe How To – Photoshop Part 1

Much like Illustrator Photoshop is a great tool for design. Photoshop is not just for editing photos, but for working with images to create works of art for whatever project you happen to be working on. There are many great tools in Photoshop to help you in your...

Getting Past The Wall.

Getting Past The Wall.

Sometimes the hardest things about design work is not the design itself, but the countless hours where you are trying to think of what to even make. Sometimes it’s easy you sit at your desk and boom you are going. Other days you are sitting there coming up with ideas...

Learning Python

Learning Python

The time has arrived where I've needed to learn more Python for a project I'm working on.  Here, I share some resources, thoughts and tips in case you find yourself also needing to learn Python, too. Python is an interpreted object-oriented language. This means you...

Adobe How to – Illustrator

Adobe How to – Illustrator

Most Adobe programs have some things that are easy to do once you know how to do them, but if you don’t it’s not very intuitive so I thought I would do a list of things and tell or show you how to do them. Paste in place This is a very easy thing to do and can be very...

Git 101

Git 101

Git is an unbelievably useful tool for version control. It is used to keep a backup of your work that you can revert to if needed. Working with git you are able to make branches of your work. A branch is an independent line of development used when working on any new...

How to read and work with data in python

How to read and work with data in python

I've found that most of the tutorials for python data work are in videos.  While this can be good, it's not as easy to skim through for that one thing you are stuck on. So I thought I would cover some basics: how to read a csv and some simple data visualization. Read...

First Steps with PostgreSQL

First Steps with PostgreSQL

Most of my career I have spent in big organisations developing and maintaining enterprise-wide solutions. Therefore, so far I’ve mostly worked with MS SQL Server and only touched OracleDB a bit. But for a new, smaller project, I've uses PostgreSQL for the first time...

3 reasons why I like Python

3 reasons why I like Python

3 reasons why I enjoy coding with Python, and what I use it for (beginner)   I can’t be called a code monkey when compared to my colleagues, but recently I’ve found Python to be really helpful with some of my work tasks, so I signed up for a Udemy course to learn...

What’s New – Qlik Sense 2020

What’s New – Qlik Sense 2020

2020 has been a big year for the world, so you can be excused if you missed out on what is new and hot in Qlik Sense! As always Qlik are bringing out new features, functionality, and bug fixes. In this blog I will try and summarise the new features for this year’s...

MongoDB University

MongoDB University

It is always a challenge to learn how to use new software products. Of course, all of them have documentation and how-to guides to explain the basics. However, many people would rather watch videos or find a teacher as this is the best way for our brains to consume...

Learning Azure with Pluralsight

Learning Azure with Pluralsight

Cloud solutions have little to do with the solutions we have on-premises. Cloud solutions are built with ambitious and monstrously huge goals in mind, so, often it feels like no previous technology has been reused. In addition to some understandable concepts, like...

How to Model a Reporting Layer

How to Model a Reporting Layer

On my first BI job, where I was an ETL developer, my team was using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) as a reporting tool. My job was to model the Data Marts and create the data flows into those tables. Our report analysts were good at SQL, I have even...