Jay Harris

Jay Harris

Problem Solver
Arana Software
Ann Arbor, MI

Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and co-owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive. Originally from Rochester, New York, he has lived in Michigan since 2003. He likes Michigan, and considers it his permanent home, but will always remain a New Yorker at heart.

Jay's Sessions

  • Simple and Effective Builds with Gulp

    The code we write is no longer the code we ship. Our keystrokes are manipulated, tested, bundled, minified, and in many cases, the result isn’t even in the same language. Often, handling this transformation is frustratingly inconvenient and employs very specific extensions within very specific programming environments. Enter Gulp: a robust task-automation tool built specifically for this need. Its easy configuration and easy learning curve remove the friction. Eliminate the inconvenience, automate the effort, and experience the revolution of Gulp.

    Speaker: Jay Harris

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Javascript Development 

    Topics: Development Practices  JavaScript