Christian Heilmann

Posts Tagged ‘frontend’

Want to work for Yahoo? We’re looking for web developers in the UK and the US.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

A new year is coming which always means new opportunities. If you think Yahoo is a place to work and help us build the biggest web sites on the internet here’s your chance. Requirements are:

  • Hand-coded (X)HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Solid knowledge of standards-based, accessible, cross-browser web development
  • Basic PHP or other front-end language (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby) programming skills
  • Experience in developing web applications with rich client interfaces using AJAX, drag and drop, and other DOM Scripting techniques.
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, and especially the YUI
  • Experience developing functionality/applications by assembling existing code modules
  • User-level experience with *IX-style command line (BSD/Linux)
  • Experience using version control systems such as CVS & Subversion, including branching and merging
  • Experience with bug tracking software

The full job specification for the UK is here= and the US openings are also available.

The US jobs are located in Sunnyvale, California and the UK ones in Covent Garden, London, bang in the centre of theatreland and a stone-throw from Soho.

You can also send me your CV or contact me on Twitter: @codepo8

Must-See-Videos: Nate Koechley on Professional Front-End engineering

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I’ve just finished watching Nate Koechley’s talk on professional Front-End Engineering on the YDN Theater:

Nate Koechley: "Professional Frontend Engineering" @ Yahoo! Video

You can download the m4v for your ipod and read the transcription on Eric Miraglia’s blog.

I’ve seen Nate give this talk before in a shorter version at @media in London, but this version has the whole story from what frontend engineering is, over technologies and methodologies to use and avoid up to a very compelling argument why it all matters.

So if you can spare an hour and a half (or chunk it over two workout sessions in the gym like I did) go and watch this video before you start flaming on mailing lists, forums or flat out tell people that it doesn’t matter when something is incomprehensible or works by magic – as long as it works.

Thanks Nate for a great encapsulation of the whole frontend matter in one video.