About

Want to know more about Jacob Emerick, his websites, or this framework?

Well, let's start with Jacob. He's a a web developer living in the Phoenix, AZ with his wife Katie. Jacob currently works remotely for New York-based Shutterstock as a backend engineer. When he's not coding he enjoys hiking and backpacking.

These websites are created mostly just to share information (kinda like what the internet is for...). It's one thing to use social networks or traditional blogging platforms and another to be able to optimize a site around the content and user experience. Jacob also likes to experiment with these sites, using different code techniques or DOM structures to find optimal practices.

That leads into the framework. There ain't no Wordpress or Joomla here - this is one-hundred-percent custom. Having the opportunity to play with a variety of different PHP frameworks out there, Jacob prefers to build his own from scratch. There may be several strong influences (cough cough Ruby on Rails) but the backend code is unique and, most importantly, fun to work in.

Activity Stream

  • Tweeted | RT @uxdxconf: One of the biggest criticisms of #agile is that you will spend more time redesigning your architecture than if you had factor…
  • Tweeted | Me: only has one pair of shoes for running around town, going to the office, mowing the lawn, etc. Also me: [pic.twitter.com/P9PAxbpd7L]
  • Read Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman.
  • Tweeted | Digging head first into a difficult coding issue is fun and all but have you tried digging in and realizing that no… [twitter.com/i/web/status/1…]
  • Tweeted | RT @Shutterstock: Announcing Shutterstock's new self-serve #API plans for developers, startups & SMB's. Learn more and get started for free…
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