Justin Poliey

Hello

I’m Justin, a developer based in NYC. I work at i.TV on the tvtag platform, and I’m also a mentor-in-residence at Techstars NYC with a focus on engineering. Before that, I was director of backend engineering at GetGlue.


@justinpoliey

Articles

Static Sites with make(1)

Easily generate static sites from Markdown files with tools that you probably already have installed. It’s how this site is maintained.

Make for Front-End Development

Make is an old tool, but not an irrelevant one. Here’s an introduction to make in setting of building a small web application.

Autocomplete Search with Redis

Write-up on how we built GetGlue’s Redis-powered autocomplete search, with example code.

Source-to-Source Compilation

Wonder how languages like CoffeeScript or HAML work? Here’s an introduction to source-to-source compilation, centered around writing a Brainfuck compiler in Python that emits C.

Projects

Redisent Owner

A tiny PHP client for the Redis network data structure server.

Taxon Owner

An in-process data store for working with tags and data for Python. Allows complex queries with and, or, and not operations. Both in-memory storage and persistence with Redis are bundled.

urp Owner

A command-line utility that can extract and modify URL features. It is for working with URLs in the shell in a structured way.

jarg Owner

A command-line utility that provides a shorthand syntax for writing formats like JSON and form encoding in the shell.