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Lead Developer

Ben Lipkin

Lead Developer

A Renaissance man with deep roots in art and technology, Ben brings extensive experience in web services, application development and infrastructure architecture. His empathic, rational approach to problem solving helps FATFREE deliver clients success with a flair for creativity and innovation. When he's not perusing the latest APIs or open-source repositories, he's probably on a bike, gardening or making a mess in the kitchen.

Ben's knowledge as a full stack developer adept at cloud infrastructures, backend development and frontend design, combined with his design, 3D modeling and video skills makes him an asset on a wide range of engagements for FATFREE clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies in every sector.

Recent Perspectives by Ben

Automate Lighthouse during your build to get feedback BEFORE problems creep up

Automate Lighthouse during your build to get feedback BEFORE problems creep up

Native to Google Chrome, Lighthouse is a tool that provides feedback on your site’s speed, accessibility and SEO best practices. We’ve talked about Lighthouse before and if you…

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Keeping clients—and internal teams—out of technical debt

Keeping clients—and internal teams—out of technical debt

Sometimes clients come to us in rough shape. Their platform needs to evolve, but technical challenges have become insurmountable. Progress is at a standstill and they’re not sure…

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HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 Offer Vast Improvements In Site Performance—So Why Aren’t We Using Them?

HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 Offer Vast Improvements In Site Performance—So Why Aren’t We Using Them?

HTTP—the protocol for sending data between browsers and servers—has been evolving rapidly, and the third iteration is now appearing across the web. Versions 2 and 3 both achieve…

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More Flexible, Modular Site Development With JAMstack

More Flexible, Modular Site Development With JAMstack

JAMstack! If you have any exposure to web development, you’ve probably encountered this term. What started as a niche engineering methodology is now a mainstream phrase on the…

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Benefiting from the Value of Your Data: The Case for Data Trusts

Benefiting from the Value of Your Data: The Case for Data Trusts

It’s no secret that apps, websites and the services we use profit from our data. That’s the deal, and we submit to it every day—despite how nebulous or nefarious the terms may be…

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Choosing the Right Plugins for your WordPress Site

Choosing the Right Plugins for your WordPress Site

WordPress has been around longer than most Content Management Systems, iterating on its product as the blogging and content landscape has progressed. Among the hordes…

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