Webbed Briefs – Brief videos about web technologies and how to make the most of them.

Heydon is back with a new project named “Webbed Briefs”: WEBBED BRIEFS are brief videos about the web, its technologies, and how to make the most of them. They’re packed with information, fun times™, and actual goats. Yes, it’s a vlog, but it isn’t on Youtube. Unthinkable! The first video is entitled “What Is ARIA […]

Speed up build times with this little Git trick

When building applications on build pipelines like GitHub Actions, Google Cloud Build, CircleCI, etc. every second counts. Here’s this small trick I use to speed up build times: when cloning the repo from its Git source, I instruct Git to do a shallow clone of the single branch it is building. 💡 If you’re running […]

Operator Lookup — Search JavaScript Operators

Handy tool by Josh W. Comeau to look up JavaScript operators. JavaScript Operator Lookup → 🤩 If you’ve been following bram.us for a while you might already know that my favourite operators are the optional chaining operator (.?) and the null coalescing operator (??). Definitely check them out as they will change the way you […]

Convert Guzzle requests to curl commands with namshi/cuzzle

The other day the namshi/cuzzle PHP pacakge came in really handy. This library let’s you dump a Guzzle request to a cURL command for debug and log purposes This way I could test some things on the CLI, and easily share these tests with all my colleagues, including those without PHP installed. use Namshi\Cuzzle\Formatter\CurlFormatter; use […]

Viscosity – OpenVPN Client for Mac and Windows

Speaking of VPN connections: to easily manage and connect to (Open)VPN connections I use Viscosity. A first class OpenVPN client for Mac and Windows that lets you secure your network with ease & style. You can either manually configure your connections, or simply drop your .ovpn config files onto it. The app sits neatly out […]

Show the routing tables on Mac / Linux

In a project we at vBridge are working on, we rely on a Virtual Private Network to link our connected devices, certain servers, and our webapp together. I had an issue where a specific server in the 10.55/24 range was nog being reachable. While debugging the issue — going deeper into the rabbit hole called […]