Jari Zwarts

Jari Zwarts

Amsterdam Frontend Developer, Oberon Joined almost 5 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 47 comments
  • 15 upvotes
  • Posted to May 1 Reboot 2017, who's doing it?, Mar 23, 2017

    Even though I participated last year, I'm going to relaunch mine again because I already hate it! Yay! I do love this idea though, you actually ship something in the end if you give yourself a deadline, especially with portfolio's, where you just can just keep on iterating upon iterating.

    0 points
  • Posted to As a Designer I want better Release Notes, Mar 03, 2017

    What, are you telling me there are companies that enter anything else than 'Improvements & bugfixes' into the notes? What is this magical world I've never heard of?

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam — Redesign, in reply to Marcel van Werkhoven , Feb 22, 2017

    Thanks Marcel! Have you tried hovering your mouse cursor over the 'Popular Movies // Recent Additions' section? :)

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  • Posted to Show DN: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam — Redesign, Feb 22, 2017

    So, little bit of background: Design was made by Momkai, development by Oberon.

    We used React with server side rendering, Redux & Express.js. We also adopted this interesting pattern throughout the entire website where we reuse data (say, for example basic info such as the title and the main image from a movie) that we already know to fill in the page the user requested before doing the actual API call. This, combined with the ElasticSearch backend makes it - at least feel - really blazingly fast. Backend was build on CraftCMS with an additional Symfony layer as API.

    I'm sorry about the technical details (I know this isn't the place!), but I hope you enjoyed my little write up nonetheless. If you have any feedback or questions I'm all ears.

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  • Posted to Made By Johannes | DIGITAL + DESIGN + DIRECTION, Feb 03, 2017

    Hate be that guy, but OPPERTUNITIES => OPPORTUNITIES. (I just tried pronouncing that with a heavy dutch accent and it makes sense why you'd misspell that :P )

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  • Posted to Lionshare: A simple cryptocurrency price & portfolio monitor for macOS, in reply to John McLennan , Jan 27, 2017

    I meant get familiar with Swift. Getting familiar with Swift isn't that hard, it actually looks a lot like JS in some ways. Most of the people using electron only use it because they're already familiar with JS, and that's what my rant was mostly about.

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  • Posted to Lionshare: A simple cryptocurrency price & portfolio monitor for macOS, in reply to Daivd Huosãr , Jan 26, 2017

    I might have gotten a bit too technical considering the site we're on, yea. Sorry, just had to rant a little.

    1 point
  • Posted to Lionshare: A simple cryptocurrency price & portfolio monitor for macOS, in reply to John McLennan , Jan 26, 2017

    Free doesn't have to equal shitty. I actually like the fonts a lot, but I have a weakness for monospaced fonts in designs. I know they really shouldn't be used, but I dig the look of it a lot.

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  • Posted to Lionshare: A simple cryptocurrency price & portfolio monitor for macOS, in reply to Marc Edwards , Jan 25, 2017

    I'm sorry, but if you're gonna make a macOS app, please go through the little effort of stepping a little bit outside of your comfort zone and get familiar with the platform and it's programming language.

    In general I'm just soooo tired of these 'macOS' electron apps that are 100MB by default (because they have the entirety of chromium baked in!!), have dozens of processes, and all take around a GB of memory at minimum.

    The great thing about electron is that it's multi platform, but if you're going to only distribute it on macOS eitherway, why use electron? Just because you're not willing to take a couple days to get familiar with the actual system you're developing a product for?

    Swift is a great language, there's no need for you to build an app that includes an entire html renderer and JS engine. And if you really want to use electron that bad, at least go through the effort of providing builds for windows & linux, it's only a matter of running a different command in most cases...

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