Christian Heilmann

Seven things you can’t do in React…

June 21st, 2021

I got a cold email asking me to write a blog post about “Seven things you can’t do in React” for exposure on a “leading technology blog”. I sent them my proposal, wish me luck… 1. Boil the perfect egg 2. Connect to your inner child 3. Reach that itchy part on your back 4. […]

Shut up, old man…

June 16th, 2021

Often you will be part of meetings where people show demos of what your product could look like in the future. These are brain-storming, visionary meetings that can have great outcomes. The idea is to not think in boundaries but in benefits for your users and customers. The longer you work in a certain company […]

New class on Skillshare: Tools and Tips to Optimise Your Workflow as a Developer

June 9th, 2021

I have a new class on Skillshare where I am teaching how to be a developer that is easy to work with in a world of home office, geographical and temporal distribution and how to communicate across departments. You can check the introduction video here: Here’s what I am covering in the video: Our world […]

Accessibility issues you can discover and fix using the browser Developer Tools

June 8th, 2021

I’ve been busy lately writing and recording a lot of things concerning accessibility and tooling. One of the practical upshots of my Skillshare Class Product Management: Tools for Improving Product Accessibility was that I had to go through the documentation of the developer tools of Microsoft Edge and bring it up-to-date with new information about […]

The (new) Developer Advocacy Handbook is live!

May 31st, 2021

I just finished the writing part of the new edition of the Developer Advocacy Handbook. I wrote the original almost 15 years ago, and this edition is a heavy re-write. A lot has changed in the world of Developer Advocacy and I tried to add my findings over the last few years to the book. […]