Even nowadays, websites and web applications offer poor usability experiences to both users and developers. I'm getting increasingly frustrated with sites and plugins which you sometimes even have to pay for, but don't provide (extendable) functionality which is actually usable. As a developer, I sometimes just cannot understand software behavior that has been coded deliberately that way. This ever-growing blog can be seen as both a rant, as well as a note to self how NOT to do it.
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The most frequent asked questions I encounter on, for example, LinkedIn start with "What is the best..". "What application is the best for doing x?" etc.
And every time I comment on such a discussion, my answer contains the message "There is no tool that is the best. There's no tool to rule them all". What matters is that the tool works for you.
This blogpost is not about code packages I use, but about the tools I use to organize myself, to keep my data/thoughts/code in sync to minimize the time loss on stuff I want to do good, but quick so I can maximize the time to do what I love most: write code! This post is about what works for me and, most important, WHY it works for me! If you have any additions to my list or awesome stuff that must be mentioned, feel free to add them in the comments below this post.
Lately I’ve been playing around with the CloudVPS ObjectStore, which is currently in beta phase. This blogpost shows the options of this ObjectStore in a practical way and concludes with a summary of commands you can use yourself to interact with it and some ideas. For this post, I assume you are familiar with cURL, REST and HTTP headers.
Last Saturday the fourth edition of daycamp 4 developers took place. This time’s topic was all about freelancing, entrepreneurship and taking care of your career-life-balance. Next to some familiar speakers there were also experts from other fields completing the line-up. This blogposts is a summary of the things I’ve learned during this conference, I’ve mixed them up with my own experiences and opinion, of which this blogpost is a result.