Hi, I'm Lewis

I'm a Ruby developer from the UK. I've been building web applications since I was a kid. I love the web, and the freedom it brings. I'm passionate about building incredible products that users love to use. And I think that Ruby on Rails is the best platform with which to build those products.

Recent Blog Posts

May 2, 2024
Meetup report: Ruby in London with Mindful Chef

Always keen to keep in touch with the vibrant Ruby community in the UK, last night I attended the latest installment of the  Ruby in London meetup, hosted by Oliver Bernard at Mindful Chef’s beautiful office.

Aug 9, 2023
Faster Rails system tests

Here’s a tip for speeding up your Rails system test suite.

Oct 4, 2022
Run multiple Rails apps with Puma-dev

Before joining 37signals I hadn’t encountered Puma-dev. This post is a message to past-me who would have benefited from using it to develop a constellation of Ruby on Rails applications.

Sep 9, 2021
Goodbye, BiggerPockets

For the past 2 years I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some truly excellent folks at BiggerPockets. I’d like to specifically thank my manager, Edd Morgan for his support and encouragement throughout that time. I’ve learned a lot from him. I’m also truly grateful to everyone else at BiggerPockets, past and present, for making my time there so enjoyable.

Aug 30, 2021
New Website

I’m hoping to write a little more, and so have moved to a new website and blog based on: