Firefox: Enable Spellchecking in Single Line Fields

When You are writing a lot in web forms e.g. issue tracker You definitely want a spellchecker enabled. In Firefox You can do this via a config value. Type “about:config” into navigation bar Accept the “I will be careful” reminder Search for “layout.spellcheckDefault” Double click on entry Set value to 2 This will enable the…

Find your mouse pointer on Windows 7

At home I work with my Apple MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra. A nice feature in a multi-monitor setup is the “shake the mouse to find the mouse pointer”. The mouse pointer gets larger as long as you shake the mouse. There is no such feature in Win7, but You can change the mouse settings…

Node.js with PyCharm

PyCharm amazes me every time. Although it is first and foremost a python IDE you can do full stack web development with it, i. e. you have code completion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and even TypeScript, CoffeeScript. I wanted to code some node.js stuff and Jetbrains already got a plugin for PyCharm. Before installation: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/pycharm/2017.1/node-js-and-npm.html…

Debunking 3 iOS Development Myths

Let’s debunk some myths about iOS development: Myth #1 – You need to code Objective-C False – since 2014 you have an alternative: Swift. This language is open source under the Apache License 2.0 (since Swift 2.2) and even runs on Linux Myth #2 – You need to be enrolled in the Apple Developer Program…

My first iPhone App

After carrying around my iPhone 6 for two and a half years I finally wanted to know how to build an iOS app. Getting started I used this tutorial from apple and rolled with the punches: Installing XCode takes ages!  Download 4,6 GB 🙁 First issue: when accidentally making the wrong connection between a UI-Element…

SE-Radio Episode 281: James Whittaker 

SE-Radio Episode 281: James Whittaker on Career Strategy In Episode 281 of SE Radio James Whittaker shares his knowledge on career strategy. James Whittaker was Engineering Director at Google before he left for a position at Microsoft. He also wrote the book “How Google tests Software” In his blog article he tells us why he…

Short Rewiew t3n magazine Q2-2017

Being sick at home can become quite boring after a couple of days so I was happy today as I opened the mail box: (Yes, the physical one?) the new t3n magazine! Yeah! Nice cover! First of all I remove all advertising garbage by shaking the magazine, but lo and behold, there are some nice…

Are You ready? / jQuery struggle

$(function() { console.log( “ready!” ); }); is the short form for: $( document ).ready(function() { console.log( “ready!” ); }); Very unintuitive, this does not work: $(“input#myInput”).bind(“change”, function(){ }); Instead of “change” You have to use “input” $(“input#myInput”).bind(“input”, function(){ });