Left Perficient/Enlighten, New Job at JOOL Health

I’m no longer working at Perficient, I’ve moved on from there to JOOL Health. JOOL Health is building an app that helps users to find their purpose and the allows them to track their alignment to that purpose, as well as a number of other factors such as energy and willpower that help predict whether the user is on track toward their purpose or not. It’s exciting to work on something new, and I’m doing a lot more development again. I hold no bad feelings for Perficient (or Enlighten, which was purchased by Perficient in Dec. 2015. Enlighten gave me my start (besides freelance work) in this industry and I’ll always have fond memories of my time there.

At Perficient, I was a front end team lead, and lead teams for up to 5 projects at a time. JOOL Health now allows me to focus on the application we are building. For the web version, we are using Ember and it’s interesting picking up a new JavaScript framework and trying to be productive in a very short period of time. I’m thinking of writing a separate blog post about that and my likes & dislikes about Ember.

Looking forward to new challenges as a new chapter in my life unfolds.

Can Opera get more usage?

I came across this link (Facebook To Buy Opera? Maybe. Here’s What We Hear) earlier.  It got me thinking about what that could mean for the browser wars.  Right now, Opera has less than 2% of all web users browsing with it’s browser on the desktop, although they have 15%-20% of all mobile browser traffic.

Facebook meanwhile has a ton of users.  They might have to be a little careful, but they could promote Opera to their users and increase Opera’s user base.  But more importantly, Facebook can use the experience Opera’s developers have with mobile.

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