Development

Year after year, new ideas emerge and concepts become increasingly abstract. Navigating the troubled waters of development is paradoxically simpler and difficult at the same time. New paradigms, technologies and tools enrich the experience yet at the same time the subject of the matter, i.e. the actual code that is executed, is hidden behind new layers. The articles that lie within this category may not be taken at face value but rather reflected on. They may contain

ideas that you might find worthwhile. As with anything, this fiels is highly subjective; there are countless ways to reach the same result. Our quest is to find the best one, which is as abstract a notion.

Well, the migration went well!

Posted Wednesday August 22, 2018

Words of notice: This is a slightly edited repost from an article I published on my previous blog. A view into a real life story of a complete migration When I joined the company, they maintained a Content Management System shared by hundreds of different websites. Its I/O was massive and it was frustrating for end users and the team of project managers to the point it felt almost unusable. The code was legacy and still is today. Nobody had sufficient knowledge or technical ownership, they lost a tech lead and the documentation was nowhere to be seen. Not so...

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Please don’t default to... JavaScript

Posted Friday April 27, 2018

Words of notice: This is a slightly edited repost from an article I published on my previous blog. At the very beginning, there was nothing… …And then, there was the web. Not the one you know and love, though. A web of pure and structured information. Where the only purpose was to share data across the world. Raw data became soon not enough. The act of sharing needed to become personal and interactive. We wanted users to experience and experiment. We needed a new language that implements new ideas to make it simple to learn and that completes its companions...

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Please don’t default to... jQuery

Posted Saturday February 10, 2018

Words of notice: This is a slightly edited repost from an article I published on my previous blog. The official jQuery Logo It’s not you, it’s me. A bit of history When I was a student in Computer Science, one of my teachers told the class that achieving something as complete and optimized as the STL for C++ would take an entire career of engineering efforts and that we should not even get started. I chose to keep in mind that these works are never the result of the passion of a single person but rather a global move in...

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