Last night I took part in the first virtual API the Docs edition, where I listened to two great talks, one by Leah R. Tucker of {your}APIs and one by Kristof van Tomme of Pronovix. The event took place via GoToMeeting, with discussions happening in parallel on Slack. There was also an u... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/04/09

Meetups, events, and conferences remain canceled. That affects API the Docs as well. Just a bit over a month ago, I wrote that I am volunteering on the speaker selection committee for their Portland conference and that I’m looking forward to attending the European editions in Cologne-Bo... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/04/06

The new coronavirus is slowing down public life and the economy. At the same time, however, I am observing the public discussion expand, especially on Twitter, around two topics that I am very interested in, Remote Work and Universal Basic Income (UBI).

For us lucky knowledge workers w... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/03/16

The best thing about Corona?

We’re finally finding out which meetings could have been emails instead... 😂

If I recall correctly most shows introduced at least one main cast member of an alien species never seen before on the franchise. And breaks that tradition.

The API the Docs conference series is coming back to North America with an edition in Portland on 1st May, 2020, and I’m happy to make an announcement: Along with Laura Vass, Leona Campbell, and Yuki Zalkov, I’ll be part of the speaker selection committee.

The call-for-proposals (CFP) ... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/02/26

Last week, I’ve published a release of phpMAE and published an announcement post and tutorial on the CloudObjects blog. This week, as a follow-up, I have written a little about the background of the breaking changes in my open-source PHP-based sandbox for serverless/Function-as-a-Servic... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/01/29

I finally managed to push a new release for phpMAE, my open-source PHP-based sandbox for serverless/Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) development, and (experimental) hosted service, which is a part of CloudObjects. For this release, I’ve updated the Getting Started tutorial and published it ... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/01/21

This is my first blog post in 2020, so first of all: Happy New Year! 🎇

The beginning of a new number on the calendar is a good time for some self-reflection. Among other things, I have thought about my relationship with social media again. Just as many others who spend a great deal of ... lukasrosenstock.net/2020/01/12

Today I came across an article by Erik Dietrich called “Learning in a World Where Programming Skills Aren’t That Important”. I haven’t found the time to read Erik’s book Developer Hegemony yet, but I’ve read and enjoyed a lot of the writing on his blog.

Early in the article, he recount... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/12/18

I’m happy to announce that I have launched a new profile website for my freelance consulting business. The site centers on developer content production, which I have strategically decided to focus on, although it mentions other services as well. It describes the importance of content fo... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/11/22

Right now, I’m sitting on a train en route to Hamburg. A friend and I have tickets for the performance by Ludovico Einaudi in the Elbphilharmonie tonight 🎹. It’s my first time in this new and iconic concert hall, so naturally, I’m excited!

I’m resuming my work next week, so if you’re t... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/11/14

Recently I’ve encountered the term full-stack freelancer through an article by Tiago Forte on his Praxis blog. I had heard of full-stack developers, but I never heard that term before, so I was intrigued. Tiago defines such a person as someone who has a broad portfolio of different proj... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/11/12

My blog had been on a four-month hiatus during the summer. Since the end of September, I have stepped up the frequency of posting new content. The long break was mostly due to me being unsure about the scope of the blog. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. I’m considering this blog... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/11/10

Good API design is important! And one of the main aspects of any good design (not just for APIs) is consistency. Developers (or other users) should be able to recognize patterns and not suddenly encounter elements that go against their expectations. The typical approach to enforce consi... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/10/29

When I recently saw the link to a petition for a Fossil Free Facebook, I assumed it was someone requesting Facebook to switch their datacenters to energy from renewable sources. It reminded me of another petition I wrote about last year, which asked the tech industry, in general, to swi... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/10/28

Zoho is probably one of the most underrated companies in the tech world. They have amassed a broad portfolio of enterprise SaaS products for practically every business case out there. The tools have integrations between them, and almost all have APIs for third-party integrations. And ev... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/10/23

A software developer’s job is to write code. That’s the reason people hire them. I disagree. I believe a developer’s job is to solve a problem. In a world of SaaS, code libraries, APIs, and automation tools, the best way to solve the problem might be to figure out one or more existing s... lukasrosenstock.net/2019/10/15

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