Joe Lennon

Using BootForms with Laravel 5.4

Adam Wathan’s BootForms makes it painless to work with Bootstrap forms in your Laravel Blade templates. If you’ve been using BootForms and just upgraded to Laravel 5.4, you might have run into some issues with your views. There’s an open pull request which fixes this issue, so ho...

Tags: php, laravel, bootforms, blade

The real value gap in the music business

2015 was a landmark year for the music business. Global music revenues up 3.2%, the first increase in well over a decade. Digital sales surpassed physical sales for the first time in history. Streaming now accounts for 43% of digital music revenue. 900 million people used ad-su...

Tags: music, streaming, music business

Startup Founder Required

ABC Startup Company is looking for an experienced founder to lead their company’s initial growth and development, driving our success through to achieving a minimum of US$1 billion in annual revenue within five years. The successful candidate will (in no particular order): Have...

Tags: entrepreneurship, startup, founder

Launching a startup in Cork

Last night I was on a panel for the first Built in Cork event of 2016, alongside Barry O’Sullivan (CEO Altocloud, Dragon’s Den), Niamh Bushnell (Dublin Startup Commissioner) and Mark O’Toole (Beachhut PR). As usual, it was hosted by the venerable DC Cahalane, unofficial Cork Sta...

Tags: startup, entrepreneurship, cork

Getting to grips with Express.js

Express is a popular Node module that simplifies the development of Web applications. It is comparable to Ruby's Sinatra framework and Python's Flask framework in that it makes it simple to respond to HTTP requests at defined endpoints and serve up responses, typically HTML gener...

Tags: express.js, node.js, node, express