Coding with Jesse

Three years of The Future of the Web

April 6th, 2008

Three years ago today, I wrote my first post. I was just about to move to Berlin and was looking for a new job.

A lot has happened since then. I started freelancing a year later, and I couldn't have done it without this site. 100% of my clients come directly through my "hire me" page.

By the time this blog turns four, we should be living back in Canada, and I might set up a web development agency (in an office!)

That's enough about me! What're you guys up to these days?

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1 . Oliver at 2008-04-13T02:29:30.000Z


Where in ottawa you moving back to? I'm a web dev who's been working for a startup in nyc, but am living back in ottawa now, i've got your feed on my iGoogle, so I normally stay up to date with your posts..

2 . Jesse Skinner at 2008-04-13T14:20:25.000Z

Jesse Skinner

@Oliver - actually I'm from Barrie, and that's where we're probably moving back to. Just a stone's throw from Ottawa I suppose :)

3 . Oliver at 2008-04-13T17:34:32.000Z


Very cool... i went to uw for a bmath as well.. keep up the posts, hard to find js good js related blogs.. you should check out

another good one for me.. good luck

4 . Orin Walker - at 2008-04-26T04:00:02.000Z

Orin Walker -

Just came across your blog tonight, wow what a great resource. I will add you to my RSS reader. I like your information on php so keep it up, and thank you.

5 . phillip at 2008-04-29T09:18:00.000Z


I can't believe I haven't stumbled across your site before now. After just a few clicks I instantly subscribed to your feed. It's to bad to hear you are leaving Berlin, our stories are almost identical. I also moved to Berlin after meeting a girl and have been doing web design here for a few years.

You're site is great and feel free to get in touch if you ever want to throw back a couple frosty "hefeweizens" before you leave town!

Again great site and take care.

6 . web pixy at 2008-04-29T10:50:01.000Z

web pixy

Well, congratulations on that! Seems like you've managed to succeed all by yourself and that deserves some respect. Keep up the good work!

7 . lewis litanzios at 2008-04-30T07:19:49.000Z

lewis litanzios

jesse; you deserve all the good stuff. top notch bloke this guy - consistently helping me out with stuff on the js side of things even when i don't know what i'm going on about myself half the time.

i know a few english friends who aspire to move out canada-way so it must be doing something right over there. all the luck dude! been meaning to reply to your email, busy time of year for me, but want to do it justice.

happy days mate!