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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Rachel Andrew @ Fronteers 2019: Who Designed This? Where Web Platform Features Come From, and How to Get Involved

Rachel Andrew - Who Designed This? Where Web Platform Features Come From, and How to Get Involved from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

Jeremy Keith & Remy Sharp @ Fronteers 2019: How We Built the World Wide Web in Five Days

Jeremy Keith & Remy Sharp - How We Built the World Wide Web in Five Days from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

Paul Lewis @ Fronteers 2019: Custom Web Shadow Elements, or Whatever

Paul Lewis - Custom Web Shadow Elements, or Whatever… from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

Chrome DevTools Tips and Tricks

Chrome DevTools - or rather the development console of your favourite browser - is an essential toolkit for the modern web application developer. They help you with both debugging your own application and understanding and hence learning from other people's JavaScript, HTML and CSS code. Mastering your tools is a key ingredient to mastering your trade. Therefore it's vital to always be learning about how to use these tools more efficiently and how to apply them in different ways or with new ... Read more

HTML is an API

HTML is an API or rather it could be if we used more in the way it was intended. In a comment on this Hacker News post about Toapi, a library that makes clever use of XPath expressions in order to provide an API from existing web pages, a user wrote Now I don't want to be a downer: but we collectively seem to have forgotten that HTML as a markup language with sufficient semantic elements, is a perfect API in itself. ... Read more

Exporting table data in web applications as CSV or Excel files

In business applications being able to export data to Microsoft Excel is a very common requirement. In most business environments Excel is the go-to tool for business analytics and quick-and-easy data processing. Hence, being able to communicate with Excel is an essential feature for most kinds of business software. The usual approach for meeting that requirement is generating a CSV file on the server. However, while simple this approach can come with a few downsides: While CSV is a useful, accessible plain text ... Read more

Jeremy Keith About Resilience In Web Applications @ beyond tellerrand 2016

At this year's beyond tellerrand conference in Düsseldorf web developer Jeremy Keith gave a talk on resilience in web applications: Resilience - Jeremy Keith - btconfDUS 2016 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. The World Wide Web - or the Internet for that matter - since its inception always was designed as a resilient, fault-tolerant medium. This not just applies in a technical sense but in a social or even political way, too. As John Gilmore is famously quoted: "The Net interprets censorship as ... Read more