Software Development Director
Jake is an award-winning Software Development Director with over 10 years of experience working with and managing teams of designers, developers, and artists for brands like Nestle USA, Walmart, Charles Schwab, Ben Bridge Jewelers, and many more. He specializes in application architecture, database design, and web application development, and loves building websites in Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, and anything in between. Jake is currently developing projects for Seattle Public Library, Ben Bridge Jewelers.
October 26, 2016
Drupal 8 Migration
Drupal is a free and open-source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License that began in 2001. It has, as of May 2016, evolved into the newly released Drupal 8.1, which, combined with Drupal 6 and 7, powers over 2.2 million websites in the world. Over the last 6+ … Continued
September 2, 2016
Dev Principle #6: Plan Out Your Tech Stack
Architecting an application and deciding on the key components of the technology stack that go into building it is an important task. If software hadn’t worked out as a career, my backup was construction. There are many similarities – from crafting the blueprints to laying the foundation, from choosing your materials to building the structure … Continued
July 27, 2016
Dev Principle #3: Version Your Database
There are numerous benefits of having a standardized local development environment for your entire team to work on and share. This arrangement is essential for reducing bugs and interchanging team members amongst projects – a topic discussed at length in Vagrant Up Can Make Development Easier. One of the major milestones to achieve in your … Continued
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