This article is a continuation of the previous part about the most well-known and significant personalities in the world of front-end. This time I considered several names, which are known among the JS lovers.
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Personal web site: ejohn.org
Nicholas C. Zakas
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Personal web site: www.nczonline.net
Nicholas began his career as web master in a little software company, then he started working on UI design and prototyping, until 2006, when he moved to the Silicon Valley and joined Yahoo! In Yahoo! he has been working for five years and became a front-end tech leader of the main page yahoo.com. Directly participated in the development of Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) library, and also created Cookie Utility, Profiler and YUI Test. Now he is the proprietor of “Nicholas C. Zakas Consulting” – conducts lectures, trainings, speaks with reports etc.
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Personal web site: nate.koechley.com
Nate is one of the first web developers in Yahoo!, working there from a 2001. If to take a look at his LinkedIn profile, it is possible to see his growth as a high quality professional in this area. It is also interesting to follow how were changing his positions in Yahoo! – Web Developer, Manager Web Development, Design Group, Senior Web Developer, Platform Design Team, User Experience and Design Group at Yahoo!, Senior Frontend Engineer, YUI Team, and, finally, his current position – Director, Design Architecture & Prototyping at Yahoo! As for his current activity, it concerns the development of open – source Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library. And when Nate does not work on YUI, he writes on YUIBlog and on his personal blog, propagandizes web-standards and makes reports all over the world – from lectures in National Taiwan University to trainings on Microsoft (MIX) and Adobe (MAX).
At the same time he remains an independent consultant. In particular, he was invited as a consultant to New York Times Digital, Netflix, PayPal, eBay, TiVo, Walmart, Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft. And of course his books – Nate took part in writing of “High Performance Web Sites“(O’Reilly, 2008), “Modular Web Design“(2009) and “Developing Large Web Applications“(O’Reilly, 2010). And the last interesting fact – in 2009 he got the first patent that is related to the new method of scaling web pages’ text.
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Personal web site: remysharp.com
I learned about Remy Sharp, when I opened for myself a jQuery for Designers web site. In the About section I read his phrase: “I’ve worked with a few designers, and my reason for using jQuery is because I’m lazy. It’s easy to write and easy to read. It kills a lot of the tedious aspects of coding and makes things funs”. It was approximately the same, what I felt at that moment, therefore I took to him at once.
To speak about his work place, it is possible to mention that he was not noticed as an employee of some large company, and rather vice versa – from a 2006 he manages his own company Left Logic, that works on web-development and trainings.
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Personal web site: adactio.com
The name of this Irishman is probably known to you due to his books. At this moment Jeremy has got three books: HTML5 for Web Designers, DOM Scripting and Bulletproof Ajax. Now he works in Clearleft, and also is an administrator on microformats.org. Besides, for last three years Jeffrey is developing his brainchild – a huffduffer.com project (a service that facilitates the work with podcasts).
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Personal web site: infrequently.org
The next representative from the world of front-end will be standing out a bit from those, whom I specified before. I simply forgot to add him to the previous list. Therefore I hope that no one will be against, if I will tell a bit about him in this part.
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Personal web site: crockford.com