Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Memories of web development past

October 15th, 2019

I just found an old CD with a projects folder of work I did in 1998 – 1999 as a web developer and I am in awe about a few things. Well, first of all, let’s get out of the way how I – successfully – advertised my business: Then I discovered a full size […]

⚡️ Terseness tension

October 1st, 2019

There is a strange fascination in developers to keep things as small as possible. There are several reasons for it. In the past, computers had limited resources, so every byte had to count. On the web, we never know what people use to consume our code. Erring on the side of caution is also a […]

⚡️ Into the web multiverse

September 25th, 2019

This is the article version of a talk I gave at Web Unleashed in Toronto and Halfstack in Vienna. You can also check the slides here . I love the web, and it has been only good to me from a career point of view. I am also worried about where it is going. I […]

⚡️ Unleashing the web multiverse at web unleashed

September 15th, 2019

I’m in the lounge at YYZ waiting for my flight back to London after attending Web Unleashed in Toronto for the second time. Sadly enough I couldn’t be there for the whole event, but arrived late in the evening of the first day. I’m saying sadly, because I had an excellent time and I am […]

⚡️ Avocode interviewed me about my career and what comes next

August 30th, 2019

The nice folks at Avocode have a series of blog posts where they interview important people of the web and ask them about their history and career. Probably by accident, I ended on their invite list and they just published a long blog post of me explaining some things. The questions we answered were in […]