My first app (Copy Paste Grab, GUI for youtube-dl, GPL3 licensed) is available on the AppCenter, woohoo!

It's also the first time I've published a native Linux app (I only used node-webkit for a Linux app before, an Electron predecessor), so I wrote down my experience with , & and helpful development resources I found here:

I hope my little story encourages other people to try out Linux development as well :)

Oh, so is having major issues right now. Didn't know that, so I kept getting errors when I tried to push a new repository right now, the website keeps switching between showing outdated (deleted) information and the correct information, looks like everything is completely messed up. Ah well.

elementary OS 5 Juno is here. It’s more refined, more productive, and an even better platform for developers. We've majorly updated apps, made the desktop more productive with several new features, refined the overall look and feel, and a whole lot more.

It's slowly starting to look better as I learn about and implement more Gtk3 features :)

One cool thing about development is that the Vala source code of all the official apps is so readable and easy to understand, great learning resource!

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I'm trying out the Juno beta 2 right now and am falling in love with it. I probably will go back to Arch Linux eventually, as always, but for now I'm super excited about elementary.

So this Friday I've started learning to write apps for elementary with Vala and Gtk (I did play around with Vala a decade or so ago when Puppy Linux used it for apps) by writing a little shell wrapper (GUI for command line apps) for youtube-dl, which can download videos from hundreds of websites.

My first toot, so here's my

I'm a coffee addict, book enthusiast, tech blogger and software developer from Germany, lately specializing on , especially & and .

The last two decentralized projects I released are the Dat Pixel Editor for the Beaker Browser, and Columns for Steem which is a multi column client for the Steem blockchain based social network.


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