I am Jonas Langlotz, a software engineer from Berlin, Germany. My interest are coding, video games and cooking.
In January 2022 I decided it was about time I revamped my personal website. I previously had a basic Jekyll [https://jekyllrb.com/] blog, that was set up some time ago. The problem with it was, that it felt just like what it was: a blog. What I wanted instead, was an actual personal website, that would give the viewer an idea of who I am. Technology As always, with any web project, there are limitless possibilities when it comes to deciding how to build the page. I decided to use Next.js, as I previously enjoyed using it for a university project, where me and my fellow students had built a highly interactive application with it. I had also wanted to dive in deeper into topics such as server-side and static rendering, which this relatively simple and static site would be perfect for. As far as building the actual React components goes, I decided to use Chakra UI. This also meant that Framer Motion was already bundled, so it made sense to use it for animations. When it comes to hosting, I'm a fan of just running it on my own server. The plan was to build a docker image and run that behind my Nginx reverse-proxy. CI/CD I had also wanted to try building a CI/CD pipeline myself. This project seemed like a good candidate, as it would stay up for the foreseeable future, and continually deploying changed versions myself seemed like a chore. I had previously had some experience with Jenkins at my job, and decided it would be the best system to learn for me, as I am likely to run into it again. Home Page I used create-next-app to quickly create the basic outline of the project files. The example with-chakra-ui-typescript [https://github.com/vercel/next.js/tree/canary/examples/with-chakra-ui-typescript] comes with Chakra UI already configured, which saved me from writing all the boilerplate code required
Prelude to Foundation
Robert C. Martin
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