08 August 2016 | Posted in: articles, static site generators, web ops
I’m so incredibly happy to have my first article published on Smashing Magazine. It’s a
6000 word long story about how we managed to bring roughly 2000 pages on a technology stack made for hackers. It took me
roughly four years to find a story that I’m eager enough to pursue, but in the end I think it totally paid off.
Working with Smashing Magazine, especially Vitaly and Iris, was a complete joy! Thank you again for the professional and
friendly work experience!
So, Linz has a software conference. One that’s supposed to stay. I think it’s
about time. Linz has a wonderful IT community, with lots of great companies and
so many schools and universities specialised for software development. Except for the short-lived Kod.io movement (spanning Kod.io,
Codefront and Railsgirls in 2014), as well as some Linuxwochen now and then,
I hardly can remember any full-fledged Software conference.
So hey, we finally got one!
28 January 2016 | Posted in: articles, browser, netscape
Recently I did some “The History of the web” talks for various institutions. While preparing the story to tell, I remembered one specific tale from 1997. It was a tale from the first browser wars, when Microsoft battled Netscape for world browser domination.
The Gulp task system does not only work with streams alone, but also with other
asynchronous patterns. One of those are well known Promises! Find out how we can
use two Promise-based tools to create a thorough file sync between two folders.
I enjoy being at conferences, however I can’t be on all of them. Which is sad,
because judging from all the videos one misses a lot! Turns out, my most
favorite talks were all from conferences I haven’t been to. The organizers
however are kind enough to provide amazing videos for us:
This one is a shorty, but that’s what it makes it so nice. Imagine that you
have only one dependency in your project, which is some third party library
your code builds upon, like jQuery. Instead of having the complete dependency
management stack on your shoulders, you just want to use that single file.