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Joost Schuur
Works at PlayMob
Attended Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Lives in London, UK
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CSS media queries support comes to Gmail.
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If you’ve made an ice cream sundae before, then you can understand CSS positioning.
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Love the simplicity of this. Great explanation. :)
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A JavaScript Promise represents the result of an operation that hasn't been completed yet, but will at some undetermined point in the future. An example of such an operation is a network request. When we fetch data from some source, for example an API, there is no way for us
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SimpleDB is a remote database offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The world of data stores is usually divided into SQL and NoSQL, based on the use (or non-use) of
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Learn how to build a URL shortener web app from scratch using Node.js and MongoDB with Hapi.js as the API frameowrk. Includes frontend.
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Plenty of hands on advice on how to speed up your web site performance.
Our secrets revealed to getting a blazing fast website.
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hm i agree with some of it. The whole creating 6 different image files for a blog seems insane in terms of overhead. Also Webm is barely supported so stick to jpgs and use a cdn like cloudflare which is free.
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React is an awesome UI library (not framework) and has gained a lot of love. A colleague/friend, in a dialogue on React said...
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I do not understand what it cos I've not done HTML. Can you help me with some tutorials maybe a PDF file that I can use. 
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2016 will hopefully be the year we build for network resilience.
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A great overview of the various web technologies, with some recommendations of what order to look into them and when you might need/use which of them.
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It's a massive overview and there's tons of things listed and they all link to some great videos...

The structure though....How is jQuery and Javascript setup as a basic side of the frontend? jQuery lives right next to angular, ember, react. Sure it's not a fullblown framework, but frankly most of the frameworks are used to create stuff you CAN do with jQuery just as well.

Also, the "deeper frontend" has CSS Tools? No, deeper frontender learns those last to "level up". Newbies use CSS precompilers and frameworks like bootstrap. Experienced devs steer away from those things because they make life easy the first time around, but in a year when you have to go back and debug something in that old code from a new computer, or god forbig you have to move the site to a new server, you will not want to have to install all that crap. Coding cleanly ends up being much more maintanable. Especially the reliance on Task runners ends up being a pain in the ass later on.

JS frameworks, to me, i just don't get the reasoning behind doing heavy lifting in JS rather than doing it serverside. Single Page applications work just as well with ajax calls, but i'll accept that I don't know much about single page projects cuz most of the things I work on are more complicated than that and I like to think that as you work more in the field you'll end up doing much more complex sites that do not make sense as one-page apps.

For backend they also suggest to dive right into frameworks. Why can't people just write code to do things? Instead they rely on a framework and the first time they run into something complex they just can't cut it.
He recommends node.js....used by 0.2% of sites opposed to PHP, used by 95% of sites....that fucking blows my mind.
Also not sure why Apache and Nginx are behind "caching"...there is a tiny bit more to them than that, you know, like your entire domain setup, server security settings, and access levels, and that little file on linux sites called an .htaccess .....he just kinda didn't remember those i guess.

I do like their "No matter which route you take" list as those are absolutely things any developer should know. I'm not sure why they mention "hostgator" as a good idea for web host setup when it's not nearly as well known or popular as godaddy/bluehost/networksolutions/1and1 etc. Also, FTP is more about the application like WinSCP or Filezilla, but sure.

Last note: I hate how he keeps saying "looking to level up"....seriously...you have to "level up" every single one of these skills over the years. You don't go from one to the next and forget about the previous. It never ends, you go deeper into the rabbit hole and it gets cooler and cooler and you eventually learn how to improve every step before that, well, you will if you're paying attention and willing to keep learning.
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Javascript/JS Frameworks  - 
 
If you have mailed a package or letter in the past, then you can understand closures in JavaScript.
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That was really good Joost. Nice find! :)
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Short overview of the new React skeleton app generator from Facebook:

https://github.com/facebookincubator/create-react-app
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Really cool effect of hovering over certain map points and having the opacity reveal an image per point on the map. Check out the demo. as a bonus, the cursor turns into an X after you click on a point, suggesting how to exit back to the map from anywhere.
An interactive transparency background effect that makes images visible when specific points are hovered, showing some content once clicked.
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Neat effect though i wish it would only show when you're on the icons, still, neat.
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Nerdy product guy. Gamer. Touches code (usually in a good way).
Introduction
I like nerdy things. Passionate about video game connected services and making people's social lives richer through thoughtful product design and online networks. Over 10 years of professional experience in the video game industry. I currently work on product at Playmob, a company that connects game developers with charities for in-game item sponsorships.

I'm also learning web application development again in Ruby on Rails, so I know what the heck the engineers are talking about.

Enjoy cycling, reading (alternate history and science fiction (Mars, time travel, robots)). Unsuccessfully recovering TiVo-holic. Space nut, gamer, atheist, web developer/coder, Apple aficionado, pro science, pro rational thought and behavior.

I also run the +Martian Soil and +Backbone Links pages on Google+ and help out as a moderator in the London and Web Developers, Web Designers, Web Coding

In case you're wondering, despite the Dutch name, I don't speak the language much. My father is Dutch (and my mother German).

I also maintain a Gamers circle, where I post more gaming news than in public. Let me know if you'd like to be added to that.

Current gaming obsessions: Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft.

Content posted prior to the account migration in July 2012 can be found on the old profile.
Bragging rights
Worked on 1,000 video games. Kinda. Was a pretty big deal online in the 90ies (or at least that's what I told my Mom).
Education
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Business, 1991 - 1993
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Computer Sciences, 1993 - 1995
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Product Manager
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  • PlayMob
    Product Manager, 2012 - present
  • IGN
    Product Manager, 2000 - 2010
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