Kubernetes for sideprojects: Hardware is dead

Why invest in a personal cloud It has never been easier to host your personal side projects. Tools like surge.sh or Heroku make it painless to run your code. And if all else fails the old reliable “drag and drop files to a ftp” is always there - so why invest time into setting up your own personal cloud with kubernetes? My goal for technology is typically to find a setup that gets boring to work with because I know it well and can focus on delivering new functionality....

August 15, 2019 · 4 min · Philip Heltweg

Entity-Systems for typescript based games

Entity-Systems for typescript based games For my latest game project Frozzen I want to explore how an external UI, build with Angular, would work for a browser based game. Since Angular is written in Typescript that means ideally the game should also use the same. I have used Artemis ODB as framework for a Java based game in the past and liked it a lot. Entity-Systems are much better introduced by any of the huge amount of articles out there (for example the classic on T=Machine but I feel they are especially well suited to Javascript/Typescript development....

June 6, 2019 · 2 min · Philip Heltweg

Deploy a personal blog with Hugo, Firebase and Gitlab

Blog requirements I recently evaluated what how writing content and carving out a little personal space on the internet would look like for me and came up with a list of requirements: Own my content (No third party platforms as only distribution method. There was a time before medium and there will be a time after medium.) Easy to set up and maintain (I don’t want to set up and host databases or complicated CMS systems and when I come back to this in a month it should be easy to update....

May 3, 2019 · 3 min · Philip Heltweg