Keeping it simple: coding a carousel

April 8th, 2015

One of the things that drives me crazy in our “modern development” world is our fetish of over-complicating things. We build solutions, and then we add layers and layers of complexity for the sake of “making them easier to maintain”. In many cases, this is a fool’s errand as the layers of complexity and with […]

Redact.js – having 60FPS across devices made simple

April 1st, 2015

A lot of people are releasing amazing frameworks these days, so I thought I should have a go at an opinionated micro framework, too. Redact.js allows you to have really fast performing JS apps across devices and on Desktop and Mobile. The framework is only a few bytes and uses gulp to get minified and […]

No more excuses – a “HTML5 now” talk at #codemotion Rome

March 29th, 2015

Yesterday I closed up the “inspiration” track of Codemotion Rome with a talk about the state of browsers and how we as developers make it much too hard for ourselves. You can see the slides on Slideshare and watch a screencast on YouTube.

Innovating the other web – my keynote at WROC#

March 15th, 2015

Last week I was lucky enough to give the opening keynote of the inaugural WROC# event in Wroclaw, Poland. The event, organised by Objectivity was aimed at Microsoft stack based developers and I felt incredibly out of my depth. In essence, I was the Microsoft employee who had much less knowledge about the subject matter […]

Advancing JavaScript without breaking the web

March 9th, 2015

Current advancements in ECMAScript are a great opportunity, but also a challenge for the web. Whilst adding new, important features we’re also running the danger of breaking backwards compatibility. These are my notes for a talk I gave at the MunichJS meetup last week. You can see the slides on Slideshare and watch a screencast […]