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Joost Schuur
Works at PlayMob
Attended Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
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2016 will hopefully be the year we build for network resilience.
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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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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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Great title. I promise that responsive design isn't one of them. 
Whenever I see a link called Web Design Trends for this year I click it happily only to be disappointed within minutes. It’s always…
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+Joost Schuur I heard Apple may be coming out with a watch too... oh goodie!!
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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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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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Bootstrap 4 is still in alpha, but worth a look to see what they're up to.
Official blog for the Bootstrap framework.
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Personally I prefer the grid modifiers the way they were with the col prefix.
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As a technical medium, Responsive Web Design (RWD) requires a working knowledge of the code that makes it work. Designers who ignore the basics fail to understand what browsers can and can’t do. Cascading Stylesheets, or CSS, is the language...
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    Product Manager, 2012 - present
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    Product Manager, 2000 - 2010
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Nerdy product guy. Gamer. Touches code (usually in a good way).
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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.
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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).
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  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Business, 1991 - 1993
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Computer Sciences, 1993 - 1995
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What an amazingly spacious place by the canal! Cafe area when you get in, tables for food upstairs and a lounge downstairs with a performance space. Great for larger groups of friends to meet up in the evening, or just to pop in during the day after a walk along Regents Canal. Dog friendly too.
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reviewed a year ago
I went on the hunt for a new place to buy some bread and explore the neighbourhood and really enjoyed the warehouse ambiance and the good selection of baked goods. It did not disappoint in my quest to get some new 'fancy sandwich making bread'. Even the metal coffee mugs were a fun way to mix things up.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The first of a serious of coffee places with tech workers in mind. Comfy, uniquely individual seating, power outlets and wifi galore, good food menu for a bite to eat and they even offer space to book for small scale meetups or company meetings. Some days can get a little crowded and noisy, so your mileage may vary.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Unbelievable variety of international foods, all under one roof. The only bad thing I can say about it is there's too much variety I chose from and it's only on Sundays. Some seating available (check the back!), but you might have to sit on the floor or, weather permitting, on the curb outside. Note: there's even more food options in the neighbourhood and various parts of the Old Truman Brewery. Just in case you need more choices.
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Restored in the style of the original theater, the Globe not only puts on the Bard's classic plays, sometimes in a modern setting, but also other plays from the era or more contemporary times. At £5 the standing room tickets are a steal, but make sure you know what you're in for if it's a 3+ hour Shakespeare play. Even if you're seated, you may want to upgrade to a cushion for only an extra pound.
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reviewed 2 years ago
No less than six different soups made daily here, with plenty of space to sit and enjoy them. It's right down by the Old Street Underground station, so whether you want a quick meal before you're off somewhere or are passing the time until a local appointment, no need to walk further. Even has a bitcoin ATM.
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reviewed 2 years ago
John's is an old school barber shop that isn't much to look at, but provides a good service with a friendly conversation. I've never seen it busy here (in fact, I wonder how he stays in business!), so you'll probably not need to wait. Prices are a couple of pounds more than the quick places you'll find on busy streets (about £12 for a basic men's cut), but the service is more than worth it.
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