Christian Heilmann

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 […]

Lines of code – how to not measure code quality and developer efficiency

February 6th, 2024

Lately I have a person who pings me daily asking how many lines of code I have written today. The first time was on the weekend. My answer was “none, as weekends I concentrate on not doing computer things with my partner” which is an excellent idea. However, lines of code are often seen as […]

Using details/summary and colour coding on GitHub pages

January 24th, 2024

As CODE100 is coming to Amsterdam, we needed an archive of all the code puzzles we had so far. As the challenges are all on GitHub, it made sense to use GitHub pages for that. So I needed to fix two issues: I wanted to have colour coding of code examples much like the GitHub […]

10 print chr$(205.5 + rnd(1));:goto 10 in JavaScript

January 19th, 2024

Forget about the Vision Pro, or whatever Samsung just brought out, we all know that the pinnacle of computing fun has been released in 1982 in the form of the Commodore 64. One of the coolest things you could show people when writing BASIC on it was the following one-liner: 10 print chr$(205.5 + rnd(1));:goto […]

Rob Bateman and his journey to resurrect Flash content on today’s web

December 21st, 2023

Flash has been a boon to the web and the bane of my work as a web standards advocate. Now defunct, it is great that people work on converting old content. I’ve been talking to Rob Bateman about his work on converting Flash games to run on today’s web in an edition of Coffee With […]