Hi there ! My name is Clark Winkelmann and I’m a webdesigner freelancer.
I will keep this short. I will use this blog to share my experiences with open-source software as well as share insights about projects I’m working on.
Why ? I’ve been contributing to the open-source community for some time already, but generally don’t share all the knowledge I gained while working on a project. I merely share the code (and sometimes the doc) without going further.
This was a way to get things done quicker so I could work on something else. Now that I do more serious stuff and that I’m more confident in doing things sort of right, it’s time to share more !
Let’s keep this simple, with a list. Things-I-often-face-and-others-will-too:
- Trouble setting up dev environment
- Getting the minimum required knowledge of a software to fix things like URLs or typos
- Old and great software whose installation documentation is just totally outdated Anybody still on Ubuntu 8.04 ?
In the end, I find a way to work around and make things work. But this knowledge is lost. It would be much more useful if I put it online so others can find it.
What to expect on this blog
- Open-source related things
- Web development stuff
- Linux & Ubuntu stuff
- Command line stuff
- Installation of web applications in the cloud
- How-to’s about old projects that are still great
I’ve seen that all devs have a “goto” language to try out logic and quickly connect things between them.
PHP. Expect to see a lot of PHP here =)
Immediate projects: I will start by retroactively talking about important projects I’ve developed. My biggest projects can be found at https://clarkwinkelmann.com/ (French) and https://github.com/clarkwinkelmann, but they lack a proper description from a programmer point of view.
A last few things about me
I live in Switzerland and my native language is French. Most articles here will be written in English. If I write something in French I’ll try to provide the English translation as well.
Note that I may share progress about projects that use the French language. When I work with other people in my area I may comment the code in French. Otherwise, all my code is named and commented in English.
If like me you want things fixed quickly (horrible typos or non-https-but-compatible links for example) you are welcome to send me PRs on the GitHub repo of the blog.