I’ve picked up my own .dev domain and have set up a very basic website at paulhadfield.dev. The site is hosted in Azure and I’ve set up continuous integration/deployment up in DevOps pipelines. As well as scratching that itch of creating my own website, something I’ve been talking about for a while, it will allow me to learn more about various Azure technologies. This is part of my plan to look into becoming a certified Azure Architect.
I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep the site up and running because it’s currently using the free first month, to have both custom domains and SSL certificates you need to use a production instance of a web application, which costs at least £50 per month. It will be a good experiment for a while but won’t be able to justify that cost on-going. Hopefully, I’ll either find a cheaper way of hosting it or a way to make it pay for itself.
I’ve been hosting my blog on Blogger for the past 10 years. For the past couple of years, I’ve been looking at rebooting my blog, trying to decide whether to stick with Blogger, write my own blog platform (like all developers at some point) or move onto WordPress. I’ve never needed to set up a WordPress site previously, so this seemed to be the perfect chance to learn something new! So, my new blog will . . .
Wow – looking back over my posts, my last review of the year was in 2013. Interestingly it feels like I’ve just had a very similar year and I’m feeling excited about 2019, the same way that I was for 2014! During the course of 2018, I’ve had 4 roles in 3 different companies – no wonder it feels like a long year!!! Over the past 5 years, the role I started back in 2013 . . .