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Pascal Thormeier

Passionate full stack web developer, course author for Educative, book author for Packt, he/him. Find my work and get to know me on my Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thormeier

Location Switzerland Joined Joined on  Personal website https://thormeier.dev github website twitter website

Education

BSc FHNW Computer Science (iCompetence)

Work

Senior Software Developer at Liip

Beating annoying minigames with Java☕ - Or: How to create a smart auto-clicker 🤖🎮

Beating annoying minigames with Java☕ - Or: How to create a smart auto-clicker 🤖🎮

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Coding with crustaceans?🦐 - CodeLobster IDE🦞 review

Coding with crustaceans?🦐 - CodeLobster IDE🦞 review

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⚠️ Don't try this at home: A CMS written in Bash ONLY??

⚠️ Don't try this at home: A CMS written in Bash ONLY??

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I wrote a book on CSS Grid - Here's how! 📖💡

I wrote a book on CSS Grid - Here's how! 📖💡

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Use ALL the Features: How To Create a Fancy Password Input With Vue3 🔑✅

Use ALL the Features: How To Create a Fancy Password Input With Vue3 🔑✅

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I asked ChatGPT to draft a four-hour agile retrospective - here's how it went 🦾💬

I asked ChatGPT to draft a four-hour agile retrospective - here's how it went 🦾💬

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Throwing Around Text – Kinetic Typography Part 4: Rotating Around the World 🎡🌍

Throwing Around Text – Kinetic Typography Part 4: Rotating Around the World 🎡🌍

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dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 5

dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 5

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dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 4

dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 4

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dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 3

dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 3

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dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 2

dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 2

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dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 1

dev.to codes! Collaborative coding experiment: The most liked comment picks the next line of code, day 1

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Create useful noise patterns with Academy award winning Ken Perlin 🏆🎲

Create useful noise patterns with Academy award winning Ken Perlin 🏆🎲

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Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 3: The Walking Text that follows you 🧟🧟

Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 3: The Walking Text that follows you 🧟🧟

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Let's have a blast of fun! How to build a Minesweeper clone for the CLI with NodeJS 💣🔍

Let's have a blast of fun! How to build a Minesweeper clone for the CLI with NodeJS 💣🔍

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⚠️ Don't try this at home: CSS _as_ the backend - introducing Cascading Server Sheets!

⚠️ Don't try this at home: CSS _as_ the backend - introducing Cascading Server Sheets!

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Start and stop a llama! How to create a non-autoplay GIF web component 🎞️🛑🔥

Start and stop a llama! How to create a non-autoplay GIF web component 🎞️🛑🔥

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5 tips for Vue beginners - stuff to get you started fast🚀

5 tips for Vue beginners - stuff to get you started fast🚀

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Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 2: Tricking gravity thanks to matter.js! 📃🛫🤯

Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 2: Tricking gravity thanks to matter.js! 📃🛫🤯

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Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 1: A chilly warm-up 📝 ️ 🚀

Throwing around text - Kinetic typography part 1: A chilly warm-up 📝 ️ 🚀

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How 1.5 years of writing posts on dev.to made me a better developer ✍️↔️🧑‍💻🚀

How 1.5 years of writing posts on dev.to made me a better developer ✍️↔️🧑‍💻🚀

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Self-built Tic-tac-toe AIs vs Human - The ultimate showdown in five rounds, from dumbed down to highly sophisticated 🥊🏆

Self-built Tic-tac-toe AIs vs Human - The ultimate showdown in five rounds, from dumbed down to highly sophisticated 🥊🏆

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Remote pair programming - What are YOUR best practices? 🧑‍💻👩🏽‍💻

Remote pair programming - What are YOUR best practices? 🧑‍💻👩🏽‍💻

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I plowed through coding slang Wikipedia articles so you don't have to - 25 terms you probably didn't know 🍝💻

I plowed through coding slang Wikipedia articles so you don't have to - 25 terms you probably didn't know 🍝💻

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Create beautiful rosette patterns with JavaScript 🖌️🌼

Create beautiful rosette patterns with JavaScript 🖌️🌼

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⚠️ Don't try this at home: CSS-only image detail zoom - As hacky as possible! 🖼️🔍

⚠️ Don't try this at home: CSS-only image detail zoom - As hacky as possible! 🖼️🔍

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Ancient computer science: Let's build a Roman numeral converter from scratch 🏺📜

Ancient computer science: Let's build a Roman numeral converter from scratch 🏺📜

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Let's build a rainbow on a canvas from scratch! 🌈📐

Let's build a rainbow on a canvas from scratch! 🌈📐

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Let's build a box pushing puzzle game from scratch! 📦🕹️

Let's build a box pushing puzzle game from scratch! 📦🕹️

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Let's build a web radio player from scratch 🌐📻

Let's build a web radio player from scratch 🌐📻

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It's alive! Simulate organisms with Conway's game of life on a canvas 🧫🔋

It's alive! Simulate organisms with Conway's game of life on a canvas 🧫🔋

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Feel like a secret agent: Hidden messages in images with steganography 🖼️🕵️‍♀️

Feel like a secret agent: Hidden messages in images with steganography 🖼️🕵️‍♀️

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How to generate thousands of usernames and halfway decent passwords with Bash💯💯

How to generate thousands of usernames and halfway decent passwords with Bash💯💯

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Machine learning in Scratch?? 🐱💡

Machine learning in Scratch?? 🐱💡

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Random numbers in CSS? Really? 🎲🤔

Random numbers in CSS? Really? 🎲🤔

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I'm going to give Snowpack a try now ️📦

I'm going to give Snowpack a try now ️📦

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Yummyplan🍞📅 got some updates!

Yummyplan🍞📅 got some updates!

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🕵️Something new every now and then: Trying Brunch🍴

🕵️Something new every now and then: Trying Brunch🍴

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Crunching numbers: Algorithms I wrote for Project Euler🧮💻

Crunching numbers: Algorithms I wrote for Project Euler🧮💻

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Yummyplan - An app to plan meals for an entire week🍞📅

Yummyplan - An app to plan meals for an entire week🍞📅

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Algorithm explained: K-means clustering📈 with PHP🐘

Algorithm explained: K-means clustering📈 with PHP🐘

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Let's build an actual working digital Drum kit🥁 you can play with your keyboard⌨️🤘

Let's build an actual working digital Drum kit🥁 you can play with your keyboard⌨️🤘

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Let's build an actual working Guitar🎸 with JavaScript 💻🤘

Let's build an actual working Guitar🎸 with JavaScript 💻🤘

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Build your own WYSIWYG markdown editor for Vue 📝👀

Build your own WYSIWYG markdown editor for Vue 📝👀

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How to generate placeholder images with a simple Node script 🖼️🖌️🤖

How to generate placeholder images with a simple Node script 🖼️🖌️🤖

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🍳 🍲 Cooking for devs - a creative counterweight

🍳 🍲 Cooking for devs - a creative counterweight

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Tech prototyping tools and libs for backend web devs 💻🚀🌐

Tech prototyping tools and libs for backend web devs 💻🚀🌐

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Tech prototyping tools and libs for frontend web devs 💻🚀🌐

Tech prototyping tools and libs for frontend web devs 💻🚀🌐

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🌟🖼️ Shiny image loading effect with Vue

🌟🖼️ Shiny image loading effect with Vue

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Algorithm explained: Linear regression using gradient descent with PHP

Algorithm explained: Linear regression using gradient descent with PHP

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How I adjusted the Eisenhower matrix to boost my productivity🚀

How I adjusted the Eisenhower matrix to boost my productivity🚀

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Game show feeling: How I created a hardware mute button for Linux

Game show feeling: How I created a hardware mute button for Linux

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Algorithm explained: Text similarity using a vector space model

Algorithm explained: Text similarity using a vector space model

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Algorithm explained: The Doomsday rule

Algorithm explained: The Doomsday rule

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Let's build a Mandelbrot set visualizer

Let's build a Mandelbrot set visualizer

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Algorithm explained: Levenshtein edit distance

Algorithm explained: Levenshtein edit distance

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The Magic Computer - A party trick's secret explained

The Magic Computer - A party trick's secret explained

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📋✍️ Hand-drawn border animation using clip-path and border-radius

📋✍️ Hand-drawn border animation using clip-path and border-radius

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📃 🖊️ Fully responsive HTML+CSS Sticky note

📃 🖊️ Fully responsive HTML+CSS Sticky note

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Simple and effective: Unit-testing Alpine.js components with Jest ⏱️⏩

Simple and effective: Unit-testing Alpine.js components with Jest ⏱️⏩

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