ABOUT

Hello and Welcome!
 
I’m Lou, Javascript Engineer, Consultant and Writer.

What this website is all about…

If you’re like most of my readers you’re currently building a digital product such as a website or an app.
 
You could be a programmer, product owner, business owner or entrepreneur.
 
You need to know how you get ideas, test them, release them and ultimately scale them into performing products.
 
But, understanding technology is difficult, there’s so much to learn and it moves fast. So you need practical skills to help; and you need them yesterday. 
 
We don’t have time for agonising over the history of frameworks methodologies or ideas nor do we need to debate this technology or that. We need to know what works to solve the problems that we’re currently facing with our digital products. 
 
Maybe you need:
  • To understand concepts like: Scrum, UX, DevOps and how they apply (practically) to you.
  • Hands on skills such as: giving coaching or feedback, setting a vision or aligning a team.
  • To identify where your current product and team could be improved.
  • To have the skills and confidence to influence culture within your product team.
  • Make decisions between things like: which technologies to use.

If you own or work on a digital product and need practical skills to help out your career, or business you’re in the right place.

That’s why I promise that you — a software developer, product owner, designer or business owner — that this site will help you to have the knowledge and practical skills you need to build exceptional products.
 
Simple, so let’s get to it!

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My articles fit into the following 5 categories:
I also like to share learnings from building my own products.
If you like, you can check out these articles first:
Or check out my full list of posts.

“But I don’t want to miss a thing…”

My posts go out once a week, if you sign up you won’t miss any as they’ll come straight to your inbox.

I need your input! 

I believe in radically honest feedback. And this website is for you, so I need your help to improve it.
 
Let me know what you want to hear about, or what you think isn’t so good. 
Alternatively if you just want to chat, feel free to get in touch. You can reach me at contact@louisjohnbichard.co.uk I’m also active on Twitter or LinkedIn.

A word about affiliates

Unfortunately hosting this website does have a cost. To offset this, some of the links I use are from affiliates.
 
I’m totally upfront about this. I never recommend something I wouldn’t or haven’t already bought myself.
 
If you do buy something I recommend, if you use a link from this website, I’ll see a small kickback from the purchase which helps me maintain and continue my work.
 
Thanks in advance!