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 | 1500 miles and done. Family is all living in the same state for the first time in 12 years.
  • Tweeted | 1330 miles in, pretty sure that a gentle incline is my eternal nemesis. Handily knocks the truck down to 25 mph.
  • Tweeted | Now 920 miles and I think I’m going to buy a big truck just to run errands around town.
  • Tweeted | 260 miles into driving a 24’ truck from Sea -> Phx and I have so much more respect for truckers now.
  • Read Acceptance (Southern Reach, #3) by Jeff VanderMeer.
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