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Welcome to the site of Jasha Joachimsthal, a web developer from Utrecht, The Netherlands. I have made my first website in 1995, when Mosaic and Netscape were fighting for market share. Luckily, the technology has improved and we no longer need frames, tables and transparent gifs to build a website. I care about accessibility. I hope everyone is able to navigate through my site and read its contents or have it read for you.

Most articles are about technology I (used to) work with. They may be related to my day job, but all opinions are my own. The development section is my playground to test behaviour in different browsers.

Blog archive

  • Migration from Jekyll to Eleventy

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    Jekyll and Eleventy are static site generators. Until recently, this site was generated via Jekyll. Jekyll did the job, but for some reason I'm always struggling with Ruby, the language it's built on. During the build it cannot find the right Ruby...

  • Assumptions based on past experiences

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    This morning I was cycling to work and suddenly I heard a strange noise coming from the back of my bike. My initial thought was that my bag had fallen off so I stopped. The bag was still tied to the luggage carrier. I had made an assumption based ...

  • The time element in Safari and VoiceOver

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    HTML5 has a semantic element for time. It can represent a specific period in time: a date, time or duration. It has an optional datetime attribute for the machine readable version of the text contents. I was curious how Apple's screenreader VoiceO...

  • SAML Authentication with AngularJS and Spring Security

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    At Onegini we're developing a web application with AngularJS in the front end and Spring Boot with Spring Security in the back-end. During the initial development, we were using basic authentication (username & password) for the log-in, but th...

  • iSwitched

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    After 5 years of using different Android phones I switched to an iPhone. In 2009 I bought an HTC Hero, which was replaced by the HTC Desire a year later. Then my former employer gave me a Samsung Galaxy S2 which was replaced by the S3 after I swit...

  • Retrieve Facebook profile data in Java: Apache Oltu

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    In previous blogposts I explained how you can get Facebook profile data using Scribe or Spring Social for the OAuth 2 handling. In this article you can read how to get the profile using Apache Oltu (formerly known as Apache Amber).Update: browsing...