Doug Bromley
OdinsHat
Recent Tech Decisions
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  • Hexo

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page.

  • Sublime Text

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    For all editing

  • Node.js

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    Hexo is built on top of NodeJS and I had to use it to create the Deezer Hexo plugin.

  • Git

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    Version control handled by git (specifically Github).

  • Disqus

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    Its the commenting platform used on the blog.

  • Mouseflow

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Even the free trial has proved useful. Enabling us to see potential UX issues in the use of the site.

  • GitLab

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Fantastic feature-set available for free comparable in features to the paid alternative (Github).

  • Bootstrap

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Plenty of experience in using and customising the framework for use in multiple projects. Also its ubiquity on the internet makes finding good themes and support much easier.

  • Google Analytics

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    By far the best free Analytics system without having to worry about self hosting.

  • jQuery

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Quick and easy to implement Javascript DOM manipulation that is cross browser compatible.

  • Laravel

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    A clean, easy to understand, well documented framework with excellent tools and a great community providing every imaginable extension to add functionality to your project.

  • GitHub Pages

    OdinsHat Personal Blog


    It's hosted on Github Pages.

  • Ubuntu

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Excellent foundation by being based on Debian. But with excellent long term support for security updates in the LTS editions along with a huge community providing an unparalleled pool of community knowledge.

  • Rollbar

    OdinsHat Bridgestone Partner


    Fantastic app and I hope they keep the free tier as its very useful. Its helped me fix a couple of problems before the user has contacted me. Its a great feeling to say - "Try again, its fixed".