Latest blog posts.
jamesofilmiont.com is being discontinued.
After a little over a year, I've decided that this blog at jamesofilmiont.com is going to be discontinued in 2018. This is likely my "goodbye world" post and no new content is planned to be published going forward. The site will remain accessible for the foreseeable future but I will not be renewing the domain lease next year. Read >
Digital transformation market to be worth over $490bn by 2022
The digital transformation market is expected to more than double in size over the next five years. Investment will climb to $493.4bn as more businesses bring digital tech into the workplace and customer experiences. The market will pass $205bn in 2017. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 6 – Release!
I've now concluded my initial work on my ipm side project by releasing the v0.1.x branch. In this post I summarise the project. Read >
Ilmiont NET v1.3.0 released
Today I released Ilmiont NET v1.3.0, the November 2017 release of my multi-tenant PHP web app framework and hosting platform incorporating over 30 notable changes, including a heavily revised security model. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 5 – Nearly release ready!
This week's work on ipm has been productive like last week and the project is now almost at the stage where it's ready for an initial release, with a limited feature set. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 4 – Significant progress!
It's two weeks since I last wrote about my work on ipm, but over the past few days I've made some quite significant progress and now have the application core fully implemented ready for features to be layered on top. The app's now well on the way to a v0.1.0 release. Read >
First thoughts on Affinity Designer
This week I bought Affinity Designer and the physical Affinity Designer workbook, choosing the Serif package over Adobe XD. I'll be using it predominantly for UI design but also for any design and branding work clients may ask of me. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 3 – A few changes
I haven't managed to work on ipm this week as much as I planned, mainly due to illness, so this post is just going to be a short overview of the things I've managed to do. I'm still developing this project but it's going a bit slower than I'd intended. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 2 – Refining the app initialisation
In the first part of the ipm dev blog series, I outlined the basic purpose of the app and completed initial implementation of the app shell. This week, I refined the work by improving the app initialisation around the detection of ipm project files. Read >
ipm dev blog, Part 1 – Documenting a side project
This week I started a new side project to streamline my daily development workflow. Provisionally known as ipm, this Python-based utility is designed to offer centralised project generation, build, distribution and deployment capabilities for web and desktop-based software projects. I intend to document my progress and design decisions on the project on a weekly basis, in part for public use but also to force me to reflect on what I'm doing and why. Progress each week is likely to be relatively slow, since I don't have much time to work on the project, and the scope is still somewhat fluid, but I intend to continue this series up until I build the v0.1.0 ipm distribution package. The entire project is open-source under the MIT License and will be published on GitHub once v0.1.0 is reached. Read >