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My name's Sam Kelleher, and I am a Senior Full-Stack Web Developer / Software Architectbased in London. This website mostly contains a sample of work from my portfolio, tips, and best practicies for building web applications, and reviews + photos of food and hotels in London.

Is ASP.NET Identity 2.0 broken? Yes

ASP.NET Identity is the new membership provider that replaces the simpler system. However this is one of those cases where scope creep and an eagerness to please the theoretical standards have fallen short of providing real-world usefullness. Read more...

Top 10 changeable factors that influence programmer productivity

There are a number of often overlook factors that influence the productivity of a programmer. Many of them can be changed but are many that can be addressed before the working relationship turns sour. Read more...

Picking the right client

So many companies now days forget that the two-way relationship that exists between client and worker. Weather that worker be an employee, freelancer or contractor worker;they pick the client as much as the client picks them. When they fail to realize this, it usually results in them being demand and expectant of you;in return for nothing. They won’t pitch to you as to why you should not work for them, another client, or their competitor.

As your career and level of experience grow, picking the right client becomes essential. Not only will there be demand for your particular skill set, which necessitates you choosing who to work for, but working for the wrong client can be so disastrous for you as well as the client.

Why do so many European and UK based SaaS companies charge in USD only?

It happens a lot, companies in the UK and EU billing customers with American Dollars only, ignoring their local currency. What causes this behaviour, and does it make sense? Read more...

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Quick and easy credit card payment page

Quick and easy credit card payment page

This simple, static, and responsive payment page allows customers to simply enter the value they need to pay and enter their payment information and complete payment with a single click. Read more...

Burnout: A state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration; an inevitable corporate condition characterized by frequent displays of unprofessional behavior, a blithe refusal to do any work, and most important, a distinct aura of not giving a shit.

Beta releases should always be private

Consumers install beta quality test software, normally intended for developers, and then have a poor first-impression, and often get stuck with technical issues, then blame the company for releasing ‘bad’ software - regardless of what the final product is like.

Considering the warnings and notices given during the download process I find it strange that many users get so angry and surprised when the beta software is crashy and unreliable.