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  • May 06, 2017

    Testing React Native Applications Part I: Jest

    When I started with React Native not long ago I was frustrated by the overwhelming amount of irrelevant information on how to test React applications. React is known to evolve fast, often introducing breaking changes, so this should not be surprising to most developers. Still, the amount of depre...

  • April 16, 2017

    An Easter Photo Weekend with the Family

    My parents came over to Germany for Easter, and we used the quiet time for some traveling and walking around. With my OnePlus 3 always in my pocket, I snapped a few photos. For some of the them I used my favorite multiple-exposure camera app, for others, just the standard camera app with HDR turn...

  • April 16, 2017

    Fixing the Intonation of Your Electric Guitar

    Unknown to many hobby and amateur / semi-professional guitar players, fixing the intonation of an electric guitar is perhaps the second popular reason why your guitar sounds out of tune, besides tuning itself.The ProblemEven though you might have tuned your guitar to perfection, playing chords es...

  • March 26, 2017

    Debugging Network Calls in React Native Using the Chrome Debugger

    TL;DR! Just give me the codeIn your index.js file (or your platform-specific index file for that matter), simply add the following line to the top, directly after the import statements:XMLHttpRequest = GLOBAL.originalXMLHttpRequest ? GLOBAL.originalXMLHttpRequest : GLOBAL.XMLHttpRequest;You wil...

  • January 12, 2017

    This Is Why I Am Not Leaving Evernote

    … and probably, you won’t either That’s it, I am leaving Evernote, and never coming back!If I had gotten a dime for every time I said that in my almost 10-year-old history with Evernote, I would probably be able to buy myself a mansion. And why shouldn’t I? Indeed, the product is not entirely bu...