Code Responsibly

Published on October 9, 2008 (↻ August 6, 2023), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

Exactly: Code responsibly. And spread the word if you like to.

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens (long: Jens Oliver Meiert), and I’m a frontend engineering leader and tech author/publisher. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google and as an engineering manager for companies like Miro, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma.

I love trying things, not only in web development (and engineering management), but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on I share some of my views and experiences.

If you want to do me a favor, interpret charitably (I speak three languages, and they can collide), yet be critical and give feedback for me to learn and improve. Thank you!

Comments (Closed)

  1. On October 9, 2008, 22:32 CEST, Dave said:

    I love the content, but I don’t know why you would code it the way you did.

  2. On October 9, 2008, 23:30 CEST, david said:

    […] I don’t know why you would code it the way you did.

    If you don’t mind my asking, Dave: What exactly do you mean by that? 😊

  3. On October 10, 2008, 0:06 CEST, Andrew Jaswa said:

    Great idea. Though is that color scheme usable and readable? Don’t get me wrong, I like the retro feel but if you are going for “Focus on accessibility.“. I’m not sure that is the best color choice.

  4. On October 10, 2008, 0:20 CEST, Duluoz said:

    Must I be subject to content that was parsed without validation? 😉

  5. On October 10, 2008, 3:44 CEST, Dennis Frank said:

    Jens, thanks for this appeal.

    Dave, it’s HTML5 and validates.

    Yes, You Can Use HTML 5

  6. On October 10, 2008, 8:39 CEST, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    Dave, David, Dennis, thanks for sorting that out 😊 (It is valid, yes.)

    Andrew, it’s not the best color choice, however, it made some kind of sense to go for a “terminal style” scheme, and yet I focused on contrast. It probably looks worse than it is.

    David (Duluoz), what do you mean? 😊

  7. On October 10, 2008, 9:51 CEST, Robert said:

    The devil is in the details, they say. You covered those nicely by using even the proper quoting style for both languages!

  8. On October 10, 2008, 9:57 CEST, MiSc said:

    Thanks for that. I just sent a stern mail to my boss stating exactly these points, few minutes ago.

  9. On October 10, 2008, 13:23 CEST, bruce said:

    V nice. What kind of contribution do you have in mind, Jens?

  10. On October 10, 2008, 18:05 CEST, pepelsbey said:

    Nice thoughts.
    Do you need one more translation? 😉
    It may help to spread the word. The same in Russian:
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Пишите ответственно_
    Воззвание к веб-разработчикам

    — Сконцентрируйтесь на обучении.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на доступности.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на производительности.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на семантике.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на валидации.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на простой поддержке.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на сотрудничестве.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на документации.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на качестве.
    — Сконцентрируйтесь на обучении.

    Донесите эти мысли до других. Как угодно.

    Проект «Пишите ответственно» представлен вам секретным «Клубом Летающих Стандартистов». И Йенсом.

    Это если по-русски. Есть и другие варианты: English, Deutsch.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

  11. On October 11, 2008, 13:28 CEST, Jens Oliver Meiert said:

    Robert, of course, nice observation. 😊

    Bruce, thank you, and great to see you here! Any kind of contribution’s appreciated, like links, suggestions, translations, or badges.

    Вадим, awesome! I slightly changed the (footer) wording; would you mind following up by mail?

  12. On October 11, 2008, 16:23 CEST, bruce said:

    How about another bullet - like “use open standards” or “avoid proprietary formats”?

  13. On October 13, 2008, 9:42 CEST, cortex said:…

    poor. at least you have a tracer by google…


  14. On October 13, 2008, 22:27 CEST, cortex said:

    jens, so you are ahead of the times, that is ahead of the validator .-