Video

My videos, livestreams, and courses. You can find all my archived videos and streams below:

  • All livestreams on Twitch
  • My Developer experience livestream with Ian Jennings on YouTube
  • All livestreams on YouTube
  • All livestreams on Facebook

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Create macOS virtual machines with VirtualBuddy

VirtualBuddy can virtualize macOS 12 and later on Apple Silicon, with the goal of offering features that are useful to developers who need to test their apps on multiple versions of macOS, especially betas. The project is in early stages, but I found with minimal configuration it helps you get a virtual machine up and running quickly and efficiently.

Cristian Heilmann - Principal Program Manager Developer Tools at Microsoft

Ian and Chris speak with Cristian Heilmann, Principal Program Manager Developer Tools at Microsoft about his long career through developer relations/evangelism, teaching technical skills, and so much more! https://christianheilmann.com

macOS native code editing with CodeEdit

A code editor built by the community, for the community, written entirely and unapologetically for macOS. Features include syntax highlighting, code completion, project find and replace, snippets, terminal, task running, debugging, git integration, code review, extensions, and more. Sounds good to me! Let’s see how it compares to others in a competitive landscape.

Capture screenshots as Photoshop files with ScreenToLayers

Capture screens as a Photoshop documents, with layers separated ready for complex editing. This is an application I’ve wanted to try for a while and see how flexible it is for future changes. TLDR: It doesn’t seem to be maintained anymore, but still mostly works.

Live play - Battle of the Bards by Dustin Winter

Will my musical past help me win a battle of the bands… Against myself? I compose a song, and maybe even sing it… Live! This game by Dustin Winter was featured in the latest Level 1 anthology part of Free RPG day.

Code faster and deploy instantly with Veryfront

Veryfront is a tool that empowers developers and teams to quickly build and deploy web apps right in the browser. With integration options aplenty, is this a low code option you’ve been waiting for? It’s early stages for the product, but some interesting ideas and features, that with more development could be a useful collaborative development platform for UI-based projects.

Simple cloud environments with Napptive

Napptive promises to make it easier to create cloud environments, deploy, and manage cloud-native apps without worrying about Kubernetes. Is it really that easy?

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

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Hands on Your terminal reimagined with Fig

Fig adds IDE-style autocomplete to your existing terminal and other tools. Complete with plugins and an active ecosystem, is is what your terminal has been waiting for?

Cloud development with GitHub codespaces

Create a codespace to start developing in a secure, configurable, and dedicated development environment that works how and where you want it to. Or does it? I take a look and see if I am ready to move my work to the cloud.

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Hands on - Warp, The terminal for the 21st century

A new terminal application that promises lots of new useful features, is cross platform, and isn’t based on Electron? I’m intrigued! Will I switch from iTerm? Let’s see!

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The Solo Adventurer - Unity learning livestream

I am on a mission to learn a bunch of new gaming-related tools and languages and Unity has been top of my list for a while. Join me over several forthcoming sessions as I work my way through books and courses… Live.

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Hands on - Creating amazing documentation with Archbee.mp4

Archbee joins the plethora of tools promising to help you build cohesive, well integrated, and varied developer documentation. It includes markdown, API references, commenting, mermaid support, and much more. Too good to be true or just what you’re looking for? I take a look!

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The Solo Adventurer - I'm Bored, Let's Explore (Ruins)

A game about discovering the past with a sibling. And skeletons. Yes.

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Hands on - Private browsing with DuckDuckGo for macOS

I’ve used DuckDuckGo as a search engine for a while, but the company also has mobile browsers I’ve been experimenting with, and now announced a browser for macOS in beta that isn’t just another Chromium browser. I take a look and see why I might use it instead of Safari.

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Hands on - Switching from Heroku to Vercel

In this hands on I see what’s involved in switching a small hobby coding project from hosted with Heroku to Vercel.

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Hands on - Headless CMS in VSCode with Front Matter

Front Matter is a CMS that runs within Visual Studio Code. It gives you the power and control of a full-blown CMS while also providing you the flexibility and speed of the static site generator of your choice. Wow!? I take a look…

Creative writing with JetBrains Grazie

I looked at using Grazie for technical copy, tried creative writing with GitHub Copilot, and people asked me to try the same with Grazie… So here we go, another live writing session with an AI assistant! What will we concoct together?

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The Solo Adventurer - Narrative Scripting with inky

As a long-term technical writer I find creating games with structured text works for my brain. How does Inky and its various plugins allow me to create games? How does it compare to other tools I’ve looked at such as Twine and Expeditios? I take a look!

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Hands on - Open Source video Editing with kdenlive

I’m currently looking at alternatives to Adobe Premiere and I thought why not try the open source kdenlive and see how it compares to a plethora of proprietary, expensive editors.

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The Solo Adventurer - Create D&D content with The Homebrewery

The Homebrewery is a tool for making authentic looking D&D content using Markdown, merging two of my favourite things… Too good to be true? Let’s see!

Keeping code and documentation in sync with Hasty Docs

I speak with the team behind Hasty Docs, a tool that aims to keep documentation and code changes in sync by allowing you to link lines together.

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Hands on - Smarter writing with IntelliJ Grazie

Yes… I know I pronounce the name wrong 🤦‍♂️ And yes… I know I am using the wrong plugin until about 12 minutes in, but I think it still works 🤞 😅. Grazie provides intelligent grammar checks, completion, and writing assistance for natural language text in IntelliJ-based IDEs. It checks text in code comments, commit messages, and text files, such as Markdown, XML, AsciiDoc, and so on. Will it convince me to switch from my customised setup in Visual Studio Code? Join me and see!

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The Solo Adventurer - Exploring power with Grievance

Grievance is an interactive story about power. The limits of power, its corrosive nature, and the damage that power inflicts, deliberate or otherwise, on all those without it. Join me as I follow the lives of three characters as their paths cross and untangle over the course of the story.

Charmed Kubeflow with Rob Gibbon of Canonical

In this Chinchilla Squeaks interview I speak with Rob Gibbon, Product Manager at Canonical about their flavour of Kubeflow and how it can be used for machine learning workloads with Kubernetes.