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
Thinking, Fast and Slow
The Memory Police
Schuld und Sühne
Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski
Project Hail Mary