Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a software developer and web developer, specialising in Java, Node and Scala as well as HTML JavaScript and CSS.

I recently attended BuildStuff for the first time thanks to my company Small Improvements. I can’t remember the last time I came back from a conference so invigorated and full of learning. I wrote a post about it over on the Small Improvements tech blog but here’s something that didn’t...

So you want to create a static website (or blog) using Jekyll but don’t know how to install is on your Mac (OS X) with homebrew.

I’ve been using the fantastic Spring Cloud Netflix a lot recently during a project to migrate a monolith to microservices. I spent some time recently writing a set of Selenium integration tests using Sorin Costea’s excellent example project. I found myself wanting to run multiple Spring Boot microservices locally in...

The idea While joking around with friends, I had the idea for an espresso martini sleep calculator. The premise is, *when will I be able to get to sleep given the numer of espresso martinis I've had*. This was a fun little project that I wrote in about 15 minutes...