Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a software developer and web developer, specialising in Java, Node and Scala as well as HTML JavaScript and CSS.

I’ve been using the fantastic Spring Cloud Netflix a lot recently during a project to migrate a monolith to microservices. I spent some time recently writing a set of Selenium integration tests using Sorin Costea’s excellent example project. I found myself wanting to run multiple Spring Boot microservices locally in...

The idea While joking around with friends, I had the idea for an espresso martini sleep calculator. The premise is, *when will I be able to get to sleep given the numer of espresso martinis I've had*. This was a fun little project that I wrote in about 15 minutes...

The value hypothesis We defined the value hypothesis for Stark some time ago. We hypothesised that customers wanted a quick way to get professional interior design ideas. In fact, we proposed that customers would forgo Pinterest and pay us to get personalised design tips.

When we launched Stark, the target market was young professionals who had just bought their first house. We hypothesised that our potential customers would be searching for ideas by room. Using our extensive experience (aka a chat over a couple of soy latte’s at the local hipster cafe), we came...