Text shortcuts for bookmarks in Firefox

There's a thoroughly well hidden feature in Firefox that lets you assign text shortcuts to your bookmarks. Typing the shortcut in the address bar will launch your bookmark. As I mentioned though, it's very hidden within Firefox, but here's how to do it. Bookmark a page by clicking the star…

PWAs are going to eat the (app) world

There's been a lot of talk around Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) for a time now. Some people are condemning them and don't want to give the browser even more access to data and sensors, while others are heralding the end of the native apps. While these are extremes, I…

Flutter is only phase one in Google's OS master plan

I've been playing around with Google's new cross platform effort lately, and it looks to be coming along quite nicely. I have also been thinking a lot about what Flutter's future might be. In it's first phase, it's "just" a cross platform way to write highly performant visual…

Xamarin.Forms really needs to pick up it's pace

I recently tweeted this: If they don't show anything properly exciting regarding #Xamarin (Forms) at #Build this year, I'm probably going to have to drop it in favor of something more fresh. Feels a bit stagnated and @flutterio looks promising https://t.co/5IVhlvMvw1— Jon…

A year of blogging

One year ago I set myself a goal: I'm going to write more on my blog. I made a two step plan to accomplish this goal: Move my blog to Ghost, which has a really nice editor and I wanted to get off Wordpress. Force myself to post something every…