Thoughts

SBBT Architecture

September 27, 2018

I’ve developped the new website for SBBT Architecture, an architectural firm, in collaboration with NySB Paris.

NySB

July 31, 2018

I’ve developped the new website for NySB, a creative design agency based in Paris, France.

Forestry - A static website CMS

June 15, 2018

J’ai développé le nouveau site internet de NySB, une agence de communication graphique.

10 essential extensions for VS Code

April 19, 2018

In the span of a few years, Visual Studio Code has imposed itself as the code editor of choice for a great majority of developers around the world. Here are 10 essential extensions (at least to me) that facilitate the workflow and make this already powerful editor even better.

Let's talk about emojis

January 11, 2018

I love emojis. No, I ❤️ emojis. But what about emojis… inside code? Let’s find out if this is the greatest or worst idea of all time. Because you know, sometimes there are really important questions and you’ve got to ask yourself if you can declare 🤖 as a variable.

My backup strategy

January 3, 2018

In this post I talk about my current backup strategy, and how an irreversible tragedy taught me how to be more cautious about my digital memories.

So long LastPass, hello KeePassXC!

October 6, 2017

If you’ve got a Post-It note on your screen or under your keyboard with your Facebook password on it, this post is for you. Let’s talk about keeping passwords safe, the easy way.

Push notifications: kill the noise

September 26, 2017

Ding! You’ve got mail! Ding! You’ve got mail! Ding! You’ve got mail! Let’s stop this nonsense and find happiness again. Here’s why I’ve killed all notifications on my phone.

18-55 Productions

February 21, 2017

New project online, this time for 18-55 Productions, a French video production company.

My hectic sleep pattern

February 7, 2017

In this post I talk about my struggle with sleep deprivation, and what I’m doing to fight it.

Gitlab crashed, who's to blame?

February 2, 2017

Last night, a «tired sysadmin» ran a directory wipe on the wrong server of code hosting platform Gitlab, deleting over 300 GB of live production data. Following that incident, the website was taken offline while they were trying to restore from a backup. Plot twist: «none [of their] backup/replication techniques [were] working reliably or set up in the first place.» It took them a full day to fix the damages, leaving thousands of devs stranded, and losing close to 6 hours of data.

The table naming dilemma: singular vs. plural

January 25, 2017

The other day, while in a planning poker session, the question of the naming of a particular table arose. During that conversation, one of our developers suggested that the table shall have a singular name, while others questioned that idea and thought that every table names should be plural. This led me to ask this question: is there a better choice? Should table names be singular or plural? It’s funny to see that despite the fact that there is no clear convention regarding this topic, it is a question that gets asked pretty often, and it is the source of big debates in the DB world.

HTTPS all the things!

January 23, 2017

Starting with Chrome 56 (which should come out in a few days), Google will report websites that collect passwords or credit card numbers as non-secure if they are served through HTTP. Chrome 56 showing a non-secure page served through HTTP. This is a huge deal, as it will enforce pretty much everyone to switch to HTTPS. The goal of Google has always been to provide a better and more secure web for the users.

Hey look, I have a blog!

January 23, 2017

Behind this smart title is a reminder to myself that I should start posting more. Writing about the web and its technologies has been something I’ve always wanted to do but I’ve been so focused on work lately that I completely forgot about it. Or at least I completely forgot about taking the time to do it. I’m still considering whether I should cross-post the articles I’ll be writing here on Medium or not.

Healthy Warriors

August 31, 2016

New project for Healthy Warriors! 🎉

Agence Saint Germain

July 7, 2016

I’ve developed the new website for Agence Saint Germain in collaboration with Ligne 13. Agence Saint Germain is an agency for photographers, make-up artists, stylists and set designers. Their goal is to promote and sell the services of the artists that are signed with them. It was a really interesting project, as the technical challenge was pretty special. For this site, I had to make use of Masonry, while allowing the website to be able to manage several picture sizes and orientations, have a parallax effect, and be responsive.

CFA Le Vigean

May 18, 2016

Print and Web Agency ComTogether has asked me to develop the new website for CFA Le Vigean, a formation center for students in various fields (dentistry, woodworking, geomatics engineering…). The home page was designed internally by the agency, and the client was confident enough to trust me for the layout of the rest of the site, as well as the UX approach for the responsive design. The base has been done using Wordpress, and several Custom Posts had to be made for the website not only offers students a place where they can gather informations regarding the various majors the school offers, but it’s also a place for employers and graduates to exchange.

The three pillars of a developer's mind

March 11, 2016

If I had to imagine the worst way I could do my job, I would describe it as sitting behind a desk, spewing out lines after lines of code. Clock in at 9, clock out at 5, and wait for the next day to come. I guess that’s one way to do it, and thousands of devs out there manage to live like that. But that’s definitely not my vision. As a developer (and especially in a field as alive as web development), I believe you need to have certain “qualities” or pre-requisites in order to do this job.

New website!

January 20, 2016

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally updated this website. Welcome! With this new website, I’m saying goodbye to Jekyll, and hello Wordpress. I’ve always been a fan of Jekyll, and I still use it today for some of my projects. But lately I’ve been toying around with Wordpress and it’s come a long way over the past few years. It’s now a nice ecosystem to work with, and it will allow me to update this blog faster than before.