Gooey Podcast :)

Last week I had a really fun evening because the great team at ChangeLog put together a Go Time podcast episode about cross-platform graphical user interfaces. Lea Anthony and myself were invited to talk about the Wails and Fyne toolkits for GUI app building. Thanks also to Mat Ryer and Natalie Pistunovich for being welcoming and engaging hosts of the recording. Hopefully this offers a … Continue reading Gooey Podcast 🙂

OpenUK Awards: A great night in and a wonderful trophy!

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to the OpenUK awards ceremony. It was originally planned as a big night out in London where like-minded open source advocates and community members could get together, chat about the latest tech or trends and meet new friends. Due to the current pandemic situation, however, they moved it online. Initially I was a little apprehensive as … Continue reading OpenUK Awards: A great night in and a wonderful trophy!

Looking toward a Fyne 2020

Today I posted a reflection on 2019 for the Fyne project – it’s been a very busy year indeed. We are celebrating 9 releases (3 major), 37 contributors, 7300 stargazers on GitHub and a conference live streamed on YouTube – to read more head to the Fyne blog. It clearly would not be possible without the fantastic contributions of the community – developers, designers, testers … Continue reading Looking toward a Fyne 2020

Accepted to GitHub Sponsors

Have you heard about the new GitHub Sponsors programme? The great people at GitHub have built a platform to help get open source developers paid for the great work they do. Yup, it’s a great idea – one that I had considered exploring before but clearly they have the resources and expertise to do it better – and thankfully they have done. The really exciting … Continue reading Accepted to GitHub Sponsors

Retro weekend BASIC style

Recently one of the great developers that contribute to Fyne (thanks steveoc64!) pointed out a cool BASIC interpreter on GitHub. It looked like a fantastic opportunity for a weekend project and a chance for a bit of retro indulgence. Whilst the interpreter was pretty full featured it didn’t allow me to play around through a user interface – so I wanted to see how difficult it would … Continue reading Retro weekend BASIC style

Meet the first book about Golang GUI programming

As people following this blog may know I had become frustrated at how difficult it is to create cross-platform native applications for desktop systems. Most of the languages and APIs are out dated, require complex compilation or large run-time dependencies. It was in an effort to do something about this that I started to learn Go – it seemed like a really easy to learn … Continue reading Meet the first book about Golang GUI programming

Back home at CodeBase

Although it feels like only yesterday I realised this week that I moved out of CodeBase pretty much a year ago. In that time I have missed the community spirit and light-hearted competitiveness of the various individuals and teams working to build the next big thing. Whilst I have enjoyed my time working on various coding contracts and technical leadership consultancy placements (most recently through … Continue reading Back home at CodeBase