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

  • Blogged about hiking | Red Hills Romp.
  • Hiked 3.50 miles and felt great.
  • Read Kushiel's Dart (Ph├Ędre's Trilogy, #1) by Jacqueline Carey.
  • Tweeted | RT @Shutterstock: Final Cut Pro unveiled their latest video editing application today, featuring Shutterstock’s extension as the only provi…
  • Blogged about hiking | Around Midnight Mesa.
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