Christian Heilmann

Answering questions about my career for

May 4th, 2021

A few weeks ago asked me to answer a few questions about my career, and here is the video of my answers. 00:00 Introduction 00:31 What are your top tips for career advancement? 02:03 What strengths are most important for a developer? 04:07 Work-life balance: how do you do it? 05:11 What mistakes have […]

Tabs vs. Spaces show on Developer tools

April 16th, 2021

If you got 25 minutes to spare, here’s a great episode of Matt Wojciakowski ’s “Tabs vs. Spaces” show where I talk together with my colleagues Erica Draud and Rachel Simone Weil about Edge Developer tools, accessibility, PWAs and what we’re doing to make it easier for beginners to get started.

Quick VS Code tip: Automatically add image width and height to images

April 14th, 2021

One thing that keeps amazing me about Visual Studio Code is how much it helps you automate annoying tasks when you write code. For example, if you add an img tag to the document you need to know the src and find out the width and height to avoid reflow issues when the image was […]

Quick Tip: Save Twitter GIFs as MP4 without any add-on or service

April 12th, 2021

When you want to save a GIF from Twitter, the interface plays a cruel joke on you. If you context-click the GIF you get a menu that states “Copy GIF address”. All it does though is copy a link to the tweet with the GIF in it, which is pretty pointless. Under the hood Twitter […]

Quick Visual Studio Code tip: Expand/Shrink selection

March 23rd, 2021

The “expand/shrink” selection keyboard shortcut in Visual Studio Code ⌃⇧⌘→ / ← isn’t the easiest to remember, but ridiculously powerful. It recognises code block boundaries and selects accordingly!