Christian Heilmann

Giving your app a temporary public URL with VS Code port forwarding

March 18th, 2024

VS Code now has port forwarding. If you want to share what you are working on with the world, open folder in terminal, run your server and forward the port. Set it to public and Bob’s your uncle! This is great for some testing and showing people what you do, but of course should not […]

Dev Digest 107 – and the OSScar goes to…

March 18th, 2024

Last Friday, I released the 107th edition of WeAreDevelopers DevDigest. It celebrated the 35th birthday of the World Wide Web, we had a video of me interviewing the founders of Daytona about going open source, we covered the news around Devin, the first AI software engineer and went to space in a Yugo. All strapped […]

Kirby apps and regressive enhancements

March 6th, 2024

ChatGPT announced that it now has a killer new feature: it can read out results in several synthesised voices. This means you can speak your prompt and the computer answers. We’ve reached Star Trek TNG levels of human-computer interaction. All praise be AI and the large corporations that make it happen! Except, when I read […]

Apple vs. PWAs – Go act now and help avoid this disaster…

February 28th, 2024

Apple wants to disallow Web Apps on iOS to be added to the home screen, run full screen and use the APIs necessary to create a great app. And to make things worse, only in Europe. We need to stop this from happening. The European Union is enforcing its Digital Markets Act and Apple aren’t […]

How does a changed market affect Developer Relations?

February 21st, 2024

Today, 21/02/2024, I will be opening a live event called Developer Program Leaders: Main Challenges in Developer Relations. Here’s the writeup of what I will be covering in 10 minutes: What is Developer Advocacy? According to the The Developer Advocacy Handbook written in 2009, here’s what a Developer Evangelist/Advocate does: A developer evangelist is a […]