Jake Paris

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Here you are at the site for Jake Paris. I’m a web developer, musician, artist. I was a librarian for a while. Now I work full time at Bates College as Senior Web Developer/Designer, which I enjoy a lot. I like bridging that divide between those who design and those who think in code.

You’ve read this far, so you might as well say hi!


New Plugin: New York Times Bestseller Lists

I just posted a new plugin to embed New York Times bestseller Lists on your site. It geared towards libraries, but it will work well for any use. Check it out, it’s cool!

A top 10 website

There are roughly 3000 colleges in the United States. If you keep that in mind, getting chosen for a top ten slot in a list of “Best College Websites” is pretty excellent. Well, someone…

Poor Sinner Dejected with Fear

This is the tune for Poor Sinner, Dejected with Fear written by Katy Bowser and Matthew Perryman Jones  ©2001. Lovely tune, and the fun thing is to try to play the melody line and supporting…

Bye Bye Laptop

Today, on February 9, 2018 at 1pm EST, I say goodbye to my first real developer laptop. A MacBook Pro from 2014. The keyboard is the best I’ve ever used (like typing on hard…

Building an After-Market API for a library catalog

Recently, as a fun way to work on my Vue.js skills, I built an interface for the library catalog of our local libraries. Sadly, the system that the libraries use doesn’t have an API…

Wiring a Paging Element in Vue.js (or, how are they building things these days?)

If you don’t know Vue, read the Vue.js introduction first. The short answer is that it’s a framework to build your page by data/information rather than markup. It allows you to wire data together…

Extract the Coordinate data from a KML file into JSON

If you create a polygon in Google Earth and then save it, it will be in .kml format. To extract the coordinate information into a more usable json format, paste the entire kml file…