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Barbaric June: Being Focused and Productive With ilPomodoro

Barbaric Monthly is my attempt at building/improving a coding project per month so that I can experiment with old and new technologies, learn ad infinitum, remain excited about the craft and nurture my passion for software development. This Barbaric Monthly is about practicing knockout.js building a web-based Pomodoro technique client: il Pomodoro.

Hello my fellow coders! Soon I’ll be going on vacation to a remote and undisclosed location for the next three weeks! Unfortunately I won’t have access to these beloved devices that we call computers, and least of all to the internetz, that’s why I thought it would be nice to write one last blog post before I step into the wilderness, perhaps, never to return - one never knows what prowls within the unknown :).

It has been a while since the last barbaric monthly since I have being mainly focusing in studying and getting my WebDev fu up to speed for my current job at medius. Although I haven’t really been working solely on any project in particular, I have tinkered on an off with il Pomodoro, a simple web based Pomodoro technique app written with knockout.js.

The project is in a very early stage providing the most basic functionality within the pomodoro technique: creating tasks, dividing them into pomodoros and a pomodoro timer. Check it out at and GitHub.

screenshot of the il pomodoro web app

As I mentioned above, it is mainly written in knockout.js but it also uses require.js for AMD and jasmine as testing framework. You can see it as a little more advanced example than those of my barbarian meets knockout.js series.

And now it is time to say good bye. Have an awesome summer everyone!! :)

Jaime González García

Written by Jaime González García , Dad, Husband, Front-end software engineer, UX designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You should follow him on Twitter where he shares useful stuff! (and is funny too).Jaime González García