Blake Newman | Developer

I am a front-end Web developer and speaker from London. I build sustainable and scalable Front-end architectures. At the heart of my development philosophies are quality, maintainability, and performance.

The best code that you can write now, probably won't be in a few years

Things change, and often in the world of development. To combat, we need to utilize Sacrificial Architecture. I advocate these best practices to encourage truly scalable and performant Front-end architecture.

Portfolio

Vue.js

Vue.js

Vue.js is a library for creating reactive components for Web Interfaces. Together with other tools you can call it a “framework”, although all are optional.

I am on the core team and helped bring support for stylelint to .Vue files, and help build and shape Vue.js's tooling.

Present 2 Glass

Present 2 Glass

When purchasing Google Glass. A real-time application for communicatating brief presentation notes to Google Glass to help aid those presenting.

Built with Java using Sockets for real-time network communication. There were many challenges developing with a Beta platform.

Sainsburys

Sainsburys

Currently working at Sainsbury's as a Front-end Developer, to deliver valuable solutions with highly scalable architectures.

Amongst delivering at pace, I deliver workshops and encourage deploying maintainable, functional and testable code with Sacrificial Architecture.

Eframe

Eframe

Eframe is a closed source tool for Ignition; providing an ecosystem of web components. This tool includes; hierarchial state management, translation support and agnostic database integration.

Managed with a CLI to create projects and components. Further aiding it's modular structure; it features exporting and importing translation, smart packaging, component management, dev tools and test utilities.

Skills and Experience

Hover over the skills below, to see a rough guage of my experience.

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
ES6
Vue.js
React
AngularJS
backbone.js
CoffeeScript
TypeScript
Sass
less
Stylus
cssnext
PostCSS
JQuery
Git
NPM
Node.js
Brunch
Webpack
Grunt
Gulp
Bower
CouchDB
Android
Google Glass
SCORM & Tin Can API
Photoshop
Illustrator
Flash Proffesional
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby