Andrey Mikhaylov (lolmaus)

frontend developer, EmberJS enthusiast

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Personality

At work I'm a passionate developer; strong supporter of best practices and patterns; serious about code readability, maintainability and scalability; believe in testing. On the scale from quick-n-dirty to slow-but-thorough, I lean toward the latter.

Off duty, I'm a loving husband and father, an avid debater, a board game geek, a retired recreational cyclist, a crazy Russian and an affable guy with a slightly twisted sense of humor.

I live in Moscow, Russia. Love working remotely from other beautiful places. Able to adjust to your timezone for partial or full work hours overlap.

Online presence

Skills

Frontend development

  • Over five years in frontend development
  • Solid JavaScript skill, love modern tools, practices and patterns
  • Sass enthusiast
  • Highly experienced in Responsive Web Design, modular grids, mobile first, etc
  • Using a BEM-like methodology to scale infinitely and prevent style leaks
  • Not a visual designer

EmberJS

  • Over two years working exclusively with complex Ember apps
  • Have a gut feeling for the Ember Way and best practices
  • Focus on building robust, maintainable and scalable codebases
  • Strong believer in the Test-Build-Refactor cycle
  • Into testing: unit & user acceptance, work in TDD/BDD style, API/model layer mocking, CI
  • Experience with advanced features: polymorphic relationships, FastBoot, Concurrency, Element Queries, etc
  • Active member of the Ember community with humble open source contributions

Other tech skills

  • Proficient in using dev tools: git, terminal, SSH, Docker, package managers, build tools, StackOverflow/Google, etc
  • Linux user, not a DevOps guy but have basic sysadmin skills
  • Experience in distributed teams, SCRUM
  • Know Ruby and looking into Elixir
  • Active GitHub and StackOverflow profiles

Non-tech skills

  • Fluent English
  • Fast typist
  • Aware of own drawbacks and will let you know of them

Open Source Contributions

Sass Libraries

breakpoint-slicer
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slicing media queries with ease

singularity-quick-spanner
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collection of handy shortcut mixins for the Singularity grid system

Ember Addons

ember-cli-custom-assertions-collection
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Ember Observer Score

a set of custom assertions, aiming to substitute Chai in QUnit world. Go add your own assertions!

ember-element-query
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Ember Observer Score

element query solution for your Ember apps

ember-emojione
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Ember Observer Score

your complete emoji solution

ember-katex
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render your LaTeX formulas using KaTeX

ember-scroll-to-mk2
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Ember Observer Score

a link/button component that performs animated scrolling to a specified selector

ember-svg-pie
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Ember Observer Score

an extremely simple SVG pie chart component

ember-gist
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PoC

use gist.github.com as a poor man's backend

ember-cli-stained-by-children
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Ember Observer Score stalled

mark records as dirty when related records get dirty

ember-drag-sort
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drag'n'drop sortable list component, with support for multiple and nested lists

ember-stamplay
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integrate with the Stamplay.com backend-as-a-service

Ember Apps

intercom-test-assignment
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a test assignment I've done for Intercom.io

lolma.us
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this website, please see a detailed description below

yuidork
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WIP

view YUIDoc/JSDoc documentation for any project and any branch/tag/commit directly from GitHub

ember-app-state-slider
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PoC

a quick and naive implementation of immutable state management and time travel slider in Ember

JavaScript Libraries

assertron
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standalone assertion library, aiming to be a tool for simple contract-driven development

Old jQuery Plugins

jquery.closestchild
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an opposite of closest(): find the nearest child that matches a selector, ignore deeper matching children

jquery.dragbetter
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a no-bullshit alternative to dragenter and dragleave events behaving like mouseenter and mouseleave, not mousein and mouseout

Experience

Jan 2017

EmberJS Developer at Deveo.com, Finland

Sep 2015 — Dec 2016

EmberJS Developer at Firecracker.me, US

My best adventure so far! The team was like a family. You should contact them for a reference.

  • EmberJS/frontend development.
  • Unit and user acceptance testing.
  • API/model layer mocking with Mirage.
  • Designing conventions, project structure and code style.
  • Took part in API design.
  • Heavy HTML/CSS development with Sass.
  • Designing CSS methodology to scale infinitely and prevent leaks.
  • Second tier of tech support.
Aug 2015 — Sep 2014

EmberJS and AngularJS Developer at Hell'o Baby, Russia

The flagship product of Hell'o Baby was originally implemented in Backbone, I led it's reimplementation from scratch in Angular. I did frontend developer myself and managed outstaffed devs.

I leveraged Ember to implement the company's internal admin panel. In its core was a builder of high-level database requests. A sophisticated form was generated dynamically according to a structure determined by the backend.

The resulting data selections were presented as various graphs built with Highcharts for analytics.

The admin panel also offered an email builder — for both newsletters and individual messages. All email templates were rendered live into a thumbnail gallery. The gallery could be filtered.

Hell'o Baby homepage contains complex canvas animations, designed by company's artists. In order to keep performance stable, I had to orchestrate animations, so that only currently visible animations were playing. Animations that appeared nearby were synchronized.

Aug 2014

Frontend Developer for NasonPearl.ru, Russia

Implemented the frontend for the online jewelry store NasonPearl.

Jun 2014 — Jul 2014

Frontend Developer (trial) at Healthfundr.com, US

I was hired as an experienced frontend dev, yet what team really needed was a CakePHP dev with some Bootstrap knowledge.

For me it was a step back, so we mutually agreed to part ways.

Mar 2014 — Jun 2014

Frontend Developer at Hivemind.io, Russia

  • Prototyping the UI (linked above).
  • Building the frontend.
  • Working against a Rails API.

The MVP was complete, yet the project did not launch due to non-technical reasons.

Jul 2013 — Mar 2014

Head of Tech Dept at STKomp.ru, Russia

  • Managing company's IT infrastructure.
  • Building and maintaining company's website.
Dec 2011

Graduated from Moscow State Technological University "Stankin" (Software engineer, Specialist degree)

Dec 2008 — Jun 2013

Web Developer and SysAdmin at AlfaMB.ru, Russia

  • Administrating company's network and servers.
  • Building and maintaining company's website.
Jul 2008 — Dec 2008

Web Projects Manager at ADV.ru, Russia

I was a manager in the department of supporting and extending existing projects.

My duties included:

  • communicating with clients,
  • estimating time and cost of implementing new features,
  • breaking the features into assignable tasks,
  • distributing tasks among visual designers, HTML/CSS coders, frontend and backend developers,
  • controlling deadlines and quality.
Jun 2008

About This Website

This website is supposed to be a humble showcase of my skills and some Ember features.

It leverages the following technologies:

  • All pages are prerendered into static HTML and display immediately on page load. All links behave like regular HTML links. When the Ember app loads, it takes control, turning the website into an SPA. This is possible thanks to FastBoot and robwebdev/ember-cli-staticboot.

  • Internationalization (i18n): the website is available in two languages. UI labels, content and dates are translated. For translating UI, I use jamesarosen/ember-i18n.

  • Responsive Web Design is coded with the lolmaus/breakpoint-slicer Sass lib. It allows defining responsive rules effortlessly. I would use lolmaus/ember-element-query for granular control, but element queries require JS which is not available in StaticBoot.

  • During build, the website is hitting GitHub and StackOverflow API to collect stats. As both services severely limit API usage, the app won't download stats if they're available from FastBoot.

  • GitHub authentication is implemented: logging in lets you star/unstar projects from the app.

  • Content is stored as Markdown with Front Matter. Carefully overridden adapters and serializers are used to work with endpoints and data formats.

  • I couldn't use offirgolan/ember-burger-menu because its menu is unavailable while app is still loading. So I googled a bit and implemented an off-screen menu with pure CSS. It has some restrictions, but overall result is super sleek!

Website source is available on GitHub: lolmaus/lolma.us.