Koen van Gilst

Personal blog by Koen van Gilst. JavaScript developer, M.A. in Philosophy, former translator.

Programming quotes

September 22, 2019 • 2 min read

A collection of great programming quotes

mobx-state-tree

September 22, 2019 • 2 min read

A first look at the state management library mobx-state-tree and a comparison with Redux Saga.

303 See Other

August 25, 2019 • 2 min read

Last week I learned a few things about how redirects and 303 status codes are handled in the browser.

Accessible SVGs in React

August 23, 2019 • 2 min read

How to let screenreaders read the title of an SVG using React

Brutalist CSS

August 17, 2019 • 1 min read

196 bytes of minimal CSS

Forgit me nots

August 11, 2019 • 1 min read

Git commands I keep forgetting

Reading notes Programming TypeScript

August 11, 2019 • 5 min read

Stuff I don't want to forget from the Book Programming TypeScript.

Using React Hooks with canvas

March 16, 2019 • 11 min read

An intro to the React Hooks useState, useRef and useEffect

Reading notes Accelerate

January 01, 2019 • 3 min read

Accelerate gives a scientific analysis of what makes IT organisations successful. I've listed the most important ones (from a developer perspective)

Reading notes CSS In Depth

October 01, 2018 • 4 min read

Review of a book for programmers that've always considered CSS to be an (unpleasant) afterthought

API testing with Jest

February 06, 2017 • 6 min read

Testing async API calls using Jest’s mocking features

Generating PDF's with Express

November 03, 2016 • 3 min read

A fun little tutorial of how to create a PDF using a web form, Express and PDFKit