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The building for just one browser thing

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:56 +0000

When I got started with blogging back in 2005, I had been an interface developer for the web since 1999. The big challenges back in 2005 were convincing developers and companies to make sure that things worked in more than one web browser, and that JavaScript wasn't evil and actually pretty competent. And now, in […]

MDN Product Advisory Board meeting and experience

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:45:18 +0000

Having spent almost 20 years working on the web, it is something I strongly believe and am invested in. Therefore, when I see or am part of initiatives that I think will help developers and the web platform out there, it makes me very excited! And last week I got very reminded about how good […]

One million kilometers later

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:09:33 +0000

One million kilometers. That's a pretty long distance. Going through my travel statistics recently, I discovered that is how much I've traveled during the last few years. This is what the overall stats look like: 698 days of traveling 1,126,866 km 48 countries 109 cities 117 trips I've been extremely fortunate to get the opportunity […]

On #MeToo

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:03:41 +0000

I’ve been following the stories on #MeToo, listening and talking to a lot of people, and have been trying to gather my thoughts. First, no one should ever have to feel unsafe. Ever. I’m so saddened to hear all the stories and testimonies, women being treated unfairly, as less worthy or as just being there […]

Travel in 2016

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:19:56 +0000

Travel. Such an amazing chance to see the world and meet lots of fantastic people! In 2016, I traveled: 121 days 203,078 km 19 countries 25 cities On 16 trips I know I am extremely fortunate to get to do all of this, and while I naturally miss my loved ones a ton when I'm […]

All main announcements and videos from Google I/O 2016

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:31 +0000

Last week we held our big Google I/O developer conference, and I thought I’d share links to the main announcements and links to the talks. Main announcements Google Assistant & Google Home Allo and Duo – New communications apps Allo, for messaging, and Duo for video calling. ATAP – Updates and upcoming developer kits for […]

Adding HTTPS to your web site

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:00:24 +0000

For a good and secure web – and also for faster performance, new APIs on the web such as Service Workers, better search ranking and more – using HTTPS for your web site is key. I’ll walk you through how to easily get started with that here. I’m not a security expert or server guy, […]

Launchpad, Google’s Data Center Networks, YouTube Newswire, Real-time-data in Trends + more – Latest from Google #6

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:57:01 +0000

Summer has come here to the northern hemisphere and the world keeps on spinning with interesting things. 🙂 I’ve spent my last time organizing a week for mentors and startups this fall in Finland for the Google Developers Launchpad program, which is outlined below, and we also have news on handling Revenge Porn in Search, […]

Latest from Google #5 – Brilliant Minds conference, YouTube Gaming, Google Diversity numbers & more

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:23:05 +0000

Lots of things happening both in the world of Google and in the technology sector as well – and that goes especially for the Nordics region! In this blog posts I outline a few of the events, and at the end I always have a quick list of interesting things – basically, scroll down fast […]