👋🏻 Hello! My name is Stanislav Khromov and I am a full-stack software engineer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
🐘 I have many years of experience with modern PHP-based development in WordPress and Laravel. I am a WordPress Core contributor and developer of dozens of WordPress plugins. Lately I’ve been working a lot with Gutenberg – the new React-powered content editor in WordPress.
🐳 I am passionate about containerized development using Docker and have experience running complex applications on Amazon Web Services.
🔨 I work at Schibsted in the development team responsible for the most popular website in Sweden – aftonbladet.se, which has over 4 million daily visitors.
I work as a software engineer at Aftonbladet (Schibsted Media Group).
My days are mostly spent working with Node.js-based microservices, React & Svelte frontends, Docker for containerization and AWS CDK for building infrastructure. Check out my LinkedIn profile for more information.
Open-source and writing
Open-source is one of the most important fundamentals to a free and open world. Most of the code I write outside my job is on GitHub. I also develop and maintain several WordPress plugins.
I write, mostly about technical topics right here on this blog. I also have a blog filled with hundreds of general-purpose code snippets.
When people meet, amazing things happen. I organize meetups, events and hackathons. I am currently a co-organizer of Schibsted Hack Day, Svelte Society Stockholm and the WordPress Stockholm Meetup Group.
I have been the lead organizer for WordCamp Stockholm multiple times and have been a recurring teacher in web fundamentals and web development at Berghs School of Communication.
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The Useful Snippets blog started as a personal project in 2013 where I wrote down how to accomplish common day-to-day computer tasks, such as checking for open ports on your computer or importing MySQL database dumps.
I quickly noticed that the blog proved to be popular on Google and more than 300 posts later the site recently celebrated its one millionth visitor.
You can visit the blog by clicking here.
Over the years I have published and maintain a number of WordPress plugins on WordPress.org as well as on GitHub.
Latest blog posts
Adding locally hosted Google fonts to your SvelteKit project
When you add fonts to your SvelteKit projects, you ideally want to do it in a privacy-friendly way. This…
Build your Capacitor Android app bundle using GitHub Actions
This post has been updated on 2023-06-06 to work with Capacitor 5. In this post we will set up a GitHub…
Handling errors with Error Boundaries in Svelte
In this post you’ll learn how to create an Error Boundary in Svelte, similar to the functionality…
Code reusability patterns for Next.js
Sometimes it’s convenient to have one Next.js codebase serve multiple discrete sites. The sites…
Using Leaflet with SvelteKit
Having just started on a new SvelteKit project, I was tasked with implementing a Leaflet component….
A case for the mediocre developer
Software engineers today face a lot of difficulties in their jobs. The available toolset increases on a…
Choosing the right WordPress plugin
A technical, data-driven approach
WordPress needs another long term support version
Imagine reading the following update notes in a coming version of WordPress: “We have a number of…
Becoming an advanced WordPress developer
What does it take to become an advanced WordPress developer – someone that can take an idea or…
A new blog takes shape!
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Photo credits: Emile Perron, Stephen Phillips and Guillaume Bolduc.