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My videos, livestreams, and courses. You can find all my archived videos and streams below:

  • All livestreams on Twitch/li>
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Hands on - Build content-optimized websites with Docusaurus

Powered by markdown and built on top of React, Docusaurus is an open sourced static site generator. How does it compare and does its React roots complicate things? I take a look!

Devx5 - Empowering developers with Rust

Rust is infamous for not only its performance and feature set but also its developer experience and documentation. How true is this for beginners with the language? We take a look.

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Hands on - Build a Content API with GraphCMS

GraphCMS gives you instant GraphQL Content APIs to create, enrich, unify, and deliver your content across platforms.

Nextcloud and Kubernetes in the Cloud With Kuma Service Mesh (video)

Want a powerful, self-hosted personal cloud? Then look no further than Nextcloud running on Kubernetes with a service mesh to add all the help and features you need.

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Hands on - Real-time analysis with Rockset

Rockset builds real-time, interactive dashboards and data-intensive applications in record time. Or does it? And how does it compare to other analysis tools or open source projects?

Devx5 - Ship Apps faster with Netlify

Netlify has become synonymous with fast git-based deployment workflows. But how easy is it to get started with, and as they add more features, has their developer experience become muddled? We take a look!

Ep 4 - Leverage, Chronicles of Ghaistala

Chronicles of Ghaistala Episode 4 - Leverage, was streamed live Aug 15th on Twitch.TV/CritTestDummies Join us on Twitch every other Sunday at 6PM CET for new episodes! Ghaistala is a creation of Daylight Publications and their sourcebook Supers and Sorcery, available now on DriveThruRPG.com BG art by Daylight Publications (@daylightpub1066) and @AbbieJArt, both on Twitter Character art by @DougErbert on IG and Twitter Graphic design by @Stoppushingme on IG. Thank you to our players, Chris, Alex, Luke, and Patrick as well as our DM Peter!

Ep 3 - Union Dues, Chronicles of Ghaistala

Chronicles of Ghaistala Episode 3 - Union Dues, was streamed live Aug 1st on Twitch.TV/CritTestDummies Join us on Twitch every other Sunday at 6PM CET for new episodes! Ghaistala is a creation of Daylight Publications and their sourcebook Supers and Sorcery, available now on DriveThruRPG.com BG art by Daylight Publications (@daylightpub1066) and @AbbieJArt, both on Twitter Character art by @DougErbert on IG and Twitter Graphic design by @Stoppushingme on IG. Thank you to our players, Chris, Alex, Luke, and Patrick as well as our DM Peter!

Ep 2 - Deals in the Dark, Chronicles of Ghaistala

Chronicles of Ghaistala Episode 2 - Deals in the Dark, was streamed live July 18th on Twitch.TV/CritTestDummies Join us on Twitch every other Sunday at 6PM CET for new episodes! Ghaistala is a creation of Daylight Publications and their sourcebook Supers and Sorcery, available now on DriveThruRPG.com BG art by Daylight Publications (@daylightpub1066) and @AbbieJArt, both on Twitter Character art by @DougErbert on IG and Twitter Graphic design by @Stoppushingme on IG. Thank you to our players, Chris, Alex, Luke, and Patrick as well as our DM Peter!

Ep 1 - Origin Story, Chronicles of Ghaistala

Welcome to our new series, Chronicles of Ghaistala! This episode premiered on our twitch channel, Twitch.tv/CritTestDummies on July 4, 2021. You can catch new episodes every other Sunday at 6 PM CET! Ghaistala is a creation of Daylight Publications and their sourcebook Supers and Sorcery, available now on DriveThruRPG.com BG art by Daylight Publications (@daylightpub1066) and @AbbieJArt, both on Twitter Character art by @DougErbert on IG and Twitter Graphic design by @Stoppushingme on IG. Thank you to our players, Chris, Alex, Luke, and Patrick as well as our DM Peter!

Chronicles of Ghaistala Intro Video

Our new intro for our series Chronicles of Ghaistala! Check us out every other Sunday live at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies Based on the work of Daylight Productions, Supers and Sorcery available on DriveThruRPG.com Additional art by @AbbieJArt (Twitter) and @Stoppushingme (IG) Music by @CritTestDummies

Docs and DX office hours EMEA

Have a topic, question, or issue you want to discuss regarding documentation or developer experience? This is the place! You can watch here, and sign up as a participant on the panel, or as an observer, and it is possible to switch back and forth. The office hours are public and broadcast live so that others can benefit from the expertise of the panel. Sign up below for a slot specifying what role you’d like to take, and any questions you might have. https://calendly.com/chrischinchilla/documentation-and-developer-experience-office-hours

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Hands on - Building developer portals with Backstage

Powered by a centralized software catalog, Backstage restores order to your infrastructure and enables your product teams to ship high-quality code quickly — without compromising autonomy.

Devx5 - The best JS framework with Next.js

Next.js gives you the best developer experience with all the features you need for production. Does it live up to the hype? Ian and Chris take a deep dive into the developer experience and see.

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Hands on - collaborative markdown with hackmd

Embracing “standard” Markdown, HackMD lets you collaborate using everyone’s favourite plan text format. How does it compare to the bigger, shinier competition? I take a look.

CTD - Pride 2021 Special

Our special Pride 2021 one-shot was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on June 13th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! This adventure was inspired by the work of Oliver Darkshire available on DMsGuild.com. He can also be found at @DeathByBadger on Twitter. Gingerbread Unicorn creatures created by Jacky (@Kaito_Asuke on Twitter) Unicorn token art by KevinDnG on Patreon Character token art by Sarah Naomi Tyrell (Reddit), NOLASugarShack_Stearns (Instagram), and KatoBakingSupplies (Etsy) El-Mystra art by Gennifer (@ArtistGenn on Twitter) Brunch-holder Xanathar art by Lore (@Crit_Lore on Twitter) Monocle Club map by Cze Lee (@Czepeku on Twitter) Graphic Design by Kat (@stoppushingme on IG) Game audio by SoundTale. Thank you to James for letting us use their work, our players Laura, Ollie, Tim and Kayleigh, and our DM Peter!

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Hands on - Creating digital humans with Unreal's MetaHuman

MetaHuman provides a way to create your own digital human representations in an intuitive and easy-to-learn environment. Watch me freak myself out as I create myself, live on camera 🤯

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Hands on - Use your voice to code with Serenade

Serenade lets you write code with your voice. You heard that right. Is it faster than typing? Is it annoying? I take a err, speak?

Devx5 - Code-based music collaboration with Sonic Pi

Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool. Learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from Classical & Jazz to Grime & EDM.

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Hands on - Browser-based Screen recording with Screenity

There are a lot of screen recorders available, so what does Screenity offer over all of the others? I take a look.

Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Real-Time Analytics with Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset

Rockset promises The real-time indexing database for modern data applications. How does it compare to the competition? I speak with Venkat Venkataramani to find out.

Devx5 - Fast Application development with StepZen

Easily connect data from REST, GraphQL, databases, or any backend, StepZen promises simplicity and interoperability. But how will it stand up to our rigorous developer experience testing?

CTD - Winter Wonderland Ep 16 (Pt 1)

Episode 16 - Winter Wonderland (Pt 1) was streamed live on our Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/crittestdummies on April 25th. Check us out most Sundays at 6 PM CET for new episodes! You can find this adventure and more by Kian Bergstrom on DMs Guild at https://bit.ly/2TkcKHu He can also be found at @FalseFlorimell on Twitter. Character art made by Lance @20sapodcast on Twitter. Game audio by SoundTale. Thank you to James for letting us use their work, our players Chris, Luke, Patrick and Shane, and our DM Peter!

Chinchilla Squeaks - Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Chinchilla Squeaks - Full Stack Automation with Consul and Nomad of HashiCorp

Many of us in software development know of, and have used HashiCorp projects. How do they stay innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem? I speak with Ray (Consul) and Chang (Nomad) to find out more.

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Hands on - Create Rich Documentation for Swift applications with DocC

Apple’s new DocC documentation compiler converts Markdown-based text into rich documentation for Swift applications. How does it compare to other language-specific tools? I take a look.