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Omnivore List Popup (Browser Extension)

I’ve recently released my first browser extension: Omnivore List Popup! It’s available for Firefox and Chrome (and other Chromium-based browsers, like Vivaldi).

In the past, I’ve been using Pocket for temporarily storing pages (as a read-it-later tool). Recently, I switched to the open-source app Omnivore. But there was one problem: I really missed using my favorite browser extension In My Pocket, which is only available for Pocket’s API. So, I built my own extension to replicate my favorite functionality from In My Pocket for the new Omnivore platform!

So far, I’ve received good feedback from the Omnivore community, and I’m a happy user among a few other users (according to the extension stats)!

As always, you can find my source code on GitHub: https://github.com/herrherrmann/omnivore-list-popup/

React mini charts

A few days ago, I published my first npm package: react-mini-charts!

As the name suggests, it’s a small library of chart components for React. So far, there are only two charts available: a simple bar chart with labels and a pie chart (without any labels or legend). The bar chart component is an adapted and cleaned-up version of a component I’ve used for landing pages in the past. It’s basically just a bunch of styled HTML. The pie chart component is brand new and the first SVG-based chart in the library!

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Tips for web development applicants

17 October 2021

At Klima, we are currently hiring a junior frontend web developer, and I was tasked with finding the right person to join the team. Usually, a web dev position at a startup in Berlin attracts many people, so I have the privilege of picking from a large amount of applicants. While reading these applications, I noticed some recurring pitfalls that people fell into, so I want to highlight some of them here in the hopes of “future generations” learning from it.

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Klima.com is live! Here are some learnings.

We already launched in December last year but I didn’t blog about it, so here’s a belated celebration: Klima.com is live! It’s a website that Jonas, co-founder and CPO of Klima, designed and I had the pleasure of implementing. It accompanies the launch of the Klima apps on iOS and Android and provides more information about our product, the company behind it, and general climate news.

Screenshot of the new Klima landing page.
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