Christian Heilmann

How to be a more effective developer week (tools and tricks)

October 2nd, 2020

I’ve had a busy week. Sharing developer tips at Microsoft Create: Serverless Wednesday I hosted an open Mic session at the Microsoft Create: Serveless event together with Marie Hoeger. The topic was “Developer Hacks and Tools we wished we knew sooner” and we had about 30 attendees sharing their best tricks. I put up a […]

Checkboxes make excellent buttons

September 24th, 2020

Photo by TeroVesalainen I like checkboxes – they give me a simple way in a tool to turn modes on and off without using much space. I especially like it that you can style them with CSS without jumping through hoops like you need to with buttons. I like to use checkboxes as buttons. And […]

Tools should not only be for experts – they should turn us into them

September 15th, 2020

About eight years ago Bret Victor tried to change the way developer tools work by providing a faster and simpler way from creation to consumption. He also followed it up with a Learnable Programming Course asking for simpler development teaching courses. The presentation “Inventing on Principle” was a smash hit, despite its deplorable video quality. […]