Oliver Dunk

Java & Web Developer, Age 18

I've been using a service called Netlify recently, which is based entirely around the idea of static hosting. I decided to try and convert the popular TodoMVC application into a more complete progressive web app, and that's where we start our journey. I also published this article in video form, available here. What's a progressive web app? The concept behind being a progressive web app is to create a webpage providing a high enough level...
As you probably already know if you're taking a look at my blog, I'm very enthusiastic about development and along with often writing programs myself I dedicate a fair amount of my time to mentoring younger children in order to teach them vital coding skills. In an article on site TrustedReviews, technology journalist Jason Bradbury made a statement which I personally find baffling: that the recent Government initiatives to educate our children in coding are...
Occasionally, an idea pops into my mind and I instantly dismiss it as crazy. A few weeks ago, however, I had the idea of harnessing the power of modern 'smart home' devices to create more immersive Minecraft experiences. I remembered reading about LIFX WiFi connected light bulbs, and this instantly made me wonder if I could sync the light level of my home with the game. It was a challenge, but I knew that it...