contemporary web practices

I am Glenn Turner. I am a web developer, app author, writer, and more. I am currently employed by Stand Alone, Inc., and have been for over a decade.

I primarily work on server-side and API solutions for top grossing games & apps. I've also spent time developing apps for platforms that jumped the gun with native Javascript (Crosswords Daily (Windows 8), the award-winning Crosswords for webOS apps).

Like any modern web worker, I spend a lot of time working with frameworks for front-end work, and my current framework of choice is VueJS. The bulk of my server-side scripting time is split between Node.js & Ruby/Rack/Rails, but I don my Perl robe when I can; it still fits quite nicely. Under the right circumstances, I'll begrudgingly deal with PHP.

I also spend a lot of time doing database design. PostgreSQL is my main jam, but I also have a rich history with MySQL, and I've spent more time than I'd like with noSQL solutions, both server and client-side based. Life as a web dev isn't always glorious.

I used to find time to write about games, which caught the attention of the BBC, Kotaku, Newsweek, Slashdot, Wired, and others.

Unfortunately all of this work keeps me rather busy and prevents me from creating a proper portfolio. I work hard. I care about my sites, scripts and apps. I keep current, and I squeeze a lot of time out of a clock. If you'd like to contact me, you can do so through: GitHub | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn