Bringing newspapers to life with augmented reality

In true Harry Potter-style, Nathan Gitter has used ARKit to bring newspapers to life: Bringing newspapers to life with #ARKit. 📰📱 Animated weather maps and sports highlights are just the beginning! Built with #ARKit2 on #iOS12. — Nathan Gitter (@nathangitter) June 23, 2018 Neat!

Switching PHP versions with Laravel Valet

⚠️ Running Valet 2.x in a PHP version lower than 7.1 won’t work, until this issue is resolved. You can still switch to that version for use on the CLI. You just won’t be able to use it with Valet 2.x ℹ️ UPDATE 2018.10.23: Freek has developed some handy aliases to easily switch PHP versions. […]

Harry Roberts: FaCSSt – CSS and Performance

A Frontend United I was lucky to see Harry Roberts give this talk on CSS and Performance. You can watch it to, as the recording has been published to YouTube Ahh… CSS and performance. Two of my favourite things! But how well do they play together? It depends… In this very matter-of-fact talk, we’ll be […]

AR Experiments: Flight Paths – A visualization of flight data that floats around you.

Flight Paths is an experiment that transforms your room into a flight path visualization. Touch any horizontal surface and explore as flights take off from JFK or SFO and fly around your space. AR Experiments: Flight Paths →

The Making of ”Welcome Home” by Spike Jonze

I really enjoyed Apple’s “Welcome Home” ad for the HomePod, directed by Spike Jonze: Over at AdWeek there’s a behind the scenes video available showing how they made it: In particular, we get immersed in the choreography and the production design. But we also see how other elements came together, like the lighting, music and […]

Artsy Engineering Blog: React Native, 2 years later

Two years ago the folks at Artsy started working with React Native: We’ve come quite far from where we started, and I was asked if I could give a talk to summerize what we’ve learned in the last 2 years as a set of native developers using React Native. Orta Therox from their team gave […]

React Native Under the Hood: MessageQueue & JS Thread

Yesterday I spent all day on the React Native Bridge digging deep into what gets sent over. This talk by Rotem Mizrachi-Meidan nicely details why one would want to do that. Next to the basic MessageQueue.spy(), I also used the aforementioned rn-snoopy to get some aggregated stats. A write-up of this video is also available.