Daren Malfait

Daren Malfait brings front-end to life and tries to stay healthy with exercise.

Daren Malfait is a Senior front-end developer at Wheelhouse

Over the years, Daren has done projects for a multitude of companies ranging from small to big. That way he learned a lot in a small amount of time. Now there is nothing he rather does than share his knowledge so the web becomes a better place.

He finds it important that a user comes first. If the user has a nice experience it will automatically result in whatever the applications goal is. On top of that the user will feel good about it. As a front-end developer it’s your goal to make that as smooth as possible.

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What does your desk look like?

Desk Daren

  1. My macbook pro: it's my workhorse
  2. Input devices: I use a wireless apple keyboard and mainly the magic trackpad. Sometimes I use the magic mouse when I feel more like clicking than tapping.
  3. My main display: Not much to add here. I tend to only use one display at a time. That way my focus stays on the one thing. I use multiple if I'm actively comparing code.
  4. My wireless headphones
  5. My phone on a wireless Qi charger
  6. Raspberry pi: I use my raspberry pi for a multitude of stuff. It's amazing!

Why do you prefer front-end over back-end?

I love writing code, but I also love design and UX. As a front-end developer I usually get the chance to get the best of both worlds.

What podcasts are you currently listening to?

  • No such thing as a fish
  • Reply All
  • Syntax
  • Nerdland
  • Front-end Happy Hour
  • 99% Invisible

Latest recommendations

  1. Getting Things Done

    Author: David Allen

    There are many books and methods about productivity. And each person has ways that work or don't work for them. The method described in this book is the method that works best for me.

  2. Cron

    Cron is new but has a lot of potentials. I think it's a great calendar app. It does not have a mobile version yet, so that's a bit of a bummer. The mac version is already great and will, without a doubt, still improve.

  3. free-for.dev

    A curated list of many tools that are (partly) free for developers. Good news: there are a lot!

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