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David Furber

Application Developer

David Furber, Application Developer

(Ph.D. History, SUNY Buffalo, 2003; M.A. History, Clemson University, 1997)

David first learned to program on TRS-80 computers as a child in the early 80s. After completing a PhD in history in 2003, he returned to the fold as a web developer. He specializes in web application development using Ruby on Rails and building complex web sites with Drupal. He leads several projects; he solves complex problems on other projects; and generally makes sure that GORGES projects run smoothly from a technical perspective. Outside of work, David is a traveller, gardener, home brewer, and reader. In the summers you will find him in Bulgaria with his wife and two children.

David's technical specialties include:

  • Ruby
  • Rails Development
  • PHP
  • The Yii PHP framework
  • Drupal
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HTML/CSS

Recent Blog Posts by David

  • Google Fonts
    October 7th, 2013
    Yesterday I encountered an unexpected problem. I was using the "Crimson Text" Google Web Font on a project, and the font did not show up on IE. So I tried "Buenard" and had the same luck. The customary Stack Overflow search led to the conclusion that not all fonts work in IE.
  • Do Views make your Drupal site slow?
    June 24th, 2013
    The short answer is yes. I was able to shave 40% off the uncached response time of one page with four views by refactoring it to use the Entity Field Query API.
  • Drupal Page Caching and Case Sensitivity
    May 17th, 2013
    On a large, high traffic client site, we rely on Drupal page caching for anonymous users to keep the user experience responsive.
John Sammis, Chief Executive Officer
John Sammis

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Matthew Clark

Chief Technical Officer

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Vicki John

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Christopher Grant

Director Business Development

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David Furber

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