Christian Heilmann

⚡️ How can we make more people watch conference videos?

July 26th, 2017

It is incredible how far we’ve come in the coverage of events. In the past, I recorded my own talks as audio as not many conferences offered video recordings (and wrote about this as a good idea in the developer evangelism handbook). These days I find myself having not having to do this as most […]

⚡️ Debugging JavaScript – console.loggerheads?

July 8th, 2017

The last two days I ran a poll on Twitter asking people what they use to debug JavaScript. console.log() which means you debug in your editor and add and remove debugging steps there watches which means you instruct the (browser) developer tools to log automatically when changes happen debugger; which means you debug in your […]

⚡️ Any web site can become a PWA – but we need to do better

June 27th, 2017

Over on his blog, I just go a ding from Jeremy. Literally any website can—and should—be a progressive web app. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I was at an event last year where I heard Chris Heilmann say that you shouldn’t make your blog into a progressive web app. I couldn’t believe what I […]

⚡️ CSS vs. JavaScript: Trust vs. Control

June 21st, 2017

When GotoConf Amsterdam asked me to speak, I thought it’d be another machine learning or Progressive Web Apps talk. Instead the organisers asked me to cover CSS. An under-represented language in their “programming languages” track. Now, I’ve been a fan of CSS from the very beginning. I assumed that people in a hard-core development conference […]

⚡️ First impressions of my HoloLens

June 7th, 2017

Also available on Medium. I am now proud owner of a HoloLens. I am not officially trained up on it yet as a Microsoft Employee. But I wanted to share the first impressions of setting it up and using it. These are my personal impressions and not an official stance by my company. I’m sharing […]