35 articles tagged with dev

My Blog Just Got Faster: Cloudflare Workers and AVIF Support

Did I mention that this website is fast? Oh yeah, I did, multiple times. It's never fast enough, so today I go one step further by adding support for the new AVIF image format to the blog. The results were suprising. More 禄

Gravity

Here's a test to check your age: Do you still remember that funny JavaScript gravity effect, which Google used on their homepage ten years ago? More 禄

What Is Rust Doing Behind the Curtains?

Rust allows for a lot of syntactic sugar, that makes it a pleasure to write. It is sometimes hard, however, to look behind the curtain and see what the compiler is really doing with our code. More 禄

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Excel Macros

I never was a big fan of internships, partially because all the exciting companies were far away from my little village in Bavaria and partially because I was too shy to apply. Only once I applied for an internship in Ireland as part of a school program. Our teacher assigned the jobs and so my friend got one at Apple and I ended up at a medium-sized IT distributor 鈥 let's call them PcGo. More 禄

Switching from a German to a US Keyboard Layout - Is It Worth It?

For the first three decades of my life, I've exclusively used a German keyboard layout for programming. In 2018, I finally switched to a US layout. This post summarizes my thoughts around the topic. I was looking for a similar article before jumping the gun, but I couldn't find one 鈥 so I wrote it. 鈥 More 禄

fastcat - A Faster `cat` Implementation Using Splice

Lots of people asked me to write another piece about the internals of well-known Unix commands. Well, actually, nobody asked me, but it makes for a good intro. I'm sure you鈥檝e read the previous parts about `yes` and `ls` — they are epic. More 禄

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