Koen van Gilst

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

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