A quick summary of what I'm working on, what is already working and a little bit about what I'm trying to get done.
Front-End to my Brocode-API (see below).
Lesson learned: If you stick with the examples, Angular.js is insanely easy to develop with, combined with sufficient features.
Compare movies against each other to find out which are your favorite movies.
A rewrite of the original cats web-app, because the sdk-version is deprecated.
Lesson learned: Using Firebase and their 3-way binding with react-redux worked again very well.
A digital version of our "which cat is in the house" installation at home.
Lesson learned: That 3-way-binding with Firebase is just jaw-dropping easy. Go check them out!
Replaced (2.1) Cats
OpenSource is just awesome. I can hack the app that I use on a daily basis and in the end other people might even profit from my changes.
Thats a world I wan't to live in and I do! Sweet :)
Lesson learned: Feels good to give at least something back, even if it is only README clarifications.
absolute version dependencies
Lesson learned: Great example for an OSS project getting feature richer by contributions.
Generates common css file for all passed html-pages and rewrites them to include that css-file (via usemin blocks).
Greatly reduces the css footprint of bootstrap-based homepages.
Lesson learned: Node.js and npm are a great combination to create, distribute and use small modules of software.
Generates information about the object database of a given git-repository.
Most likely only usefull for teaching purposes.
Lesson learned: Once you go async, nothing behaves like you naively thought it would. Combined with global state, you are in race condition hell. Get out: use promises consistently.
A command-line tool to remote control your kodi installation.
Included in my i3-config, I'm able to quickly pause movies from my laptop.
Lesson learned: Tested Crockfords style of writing JS with this project. Didn't improve the projects code wildly, but might have been to small of a project to see big improvements.
Get all object-ids from a git repository.
Lesson learned: Feels good to create a small reuseable module.
Entered the 3D-Printer movement. Go have a look HERE.
Stuff that doesn't fit into any category ...
After moving all my computers to Linux I felt the need to have the same look and feel on all the systems.
I googled „dotfiles” and found a whole universe around them on github.
After choosing one and adding some features (Zero Prerequisites, Automatic update, etc.) I published my own dotfiles repo.
Lesson learned: Keeping all your config-files in sync really makes it a lot easier/faster and more comfortable to use your systems. It also gives you a great headstart after a fresh OS installation.
Redid the website in Jeykll.
Got sick of Wordpress, constant security holes, updates break settings, nasty stuff.
Just not stable enough in the long run.
Lesson learned: Jekyll isn't a silver-bullet either. Doing sophisticated html, no Markdown, Jekyll looses a lot of its charm.
Tiny little website to show statistics about how much energy is produced.
Second try with the Twitter-Bootstrap CSS-Framework. Still pretty happy with how easy it is to get nice and responsive designs.
Lesson learned: The generic grid is quite itchy when your content isn't fitting coincidentally.
Website for a small site project of mine.
First landing page I ever did.
Also first shot at handling a hero banner image, so focus part stays visible.
Lesson learned: Harder then expected to boil information about a project down to the bare minimum (e.g. three product features).
A small website for a local pharmacy. Nothing fancy, responsive and partly search engine optimized.
First Wordpress-powered website. Running smooth. Host-Europe is a great hoster.
Lesson learned: Wordpress desperately needs multi-language in the core. Update regularly!
Replaced (2.0) Kastell-Apotheke
Rewrite the homepage of the student's cinema at KIT.
Making it faster and responsive.
Stepping down from Bootstrap to the lightweight Gridly.
Lesson learned: New techniques, especially for naviagtion menus. Additionally I now can appreciate Bootstrap even more.
Another small website for a local fashion store.
One more time build with Twitter-Bootstrap CSS-Framework. Still pretty happy with how easy it is to get nice and responsive designs.
Lesson learned: Using "npm run" as a task-runner is a two-sided medal too.
Nothing made it into the Play-Store, yet.
Wasn't able to release something, always losing myself in details.
For now I want to focus on homepages turning into web-apps progressively. Therefore no native apps are planned in the near future.
Read-only list of all Brocode-Articles. Hopefully CBS won't sue me for this :P
First try to write a RESTful-API with the Node.js+MongoDB-combination.
Lesson learned: Using a NoSQL-database the first time felt great. Even though I love normalized databases, this schema-less thing felt relieving. Additionally the combination of Node.js + Express makes it very easy to just write it off.
Had fun with my Pebble developing watch-faces and apps. Due to the recent announcements, all further activities on Pebble development are stopped.
Basically a digital version of the little sandglass I had when I was a kid to ensure I'm toothbrushing the proper amount of time.
A digital businesscard using Pebble and QR-Code.
Lesson learned: Barely useful to exchange contact information with techies, totally useless with "normal" people.
Watchface Released (2.0) Contact Me
Pebble-Watchapp to view BroCode-Articles.
A Twitter-Bot delivering the same content as tweets is already online.
Follow him: @BroCodeBot
App / Watchface Cancelled