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Press Pause, Breathe

by Tim Quirino

I'm writing this on the eve of a new year. For many people, this is the perfect time to recall what has happened in the last 364 days, and I can't really blame them. The truth is,…
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What Apprenticing Is All About - Month 1 in the P’unk Apprenticeship

by Joel Smith

The Plot Thickens On a Monday morning about three weeks ago, I showed up to work at 1168 East Passyunk Avenue. We broke some ground that morning: P’unk Ave started an apprenticeship program with me as the…
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Node and P'unk Avenue: Tools That Reflect The Artist

by Thomas Boutell

Node.js is a hot topic in many shops today. The combination of sweet performance with JavaScript, a programming language everyone already knows, is compelling. That's why, when companies talk about the technologies they have chosen, they…
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The P'unk Avenue Loadout

by Thomas Boutell

We've had a great process for setting up new developer Macs for a long time, but we've been slow to share it. Today we corrected that oversight by releasing The P'unk Avenue Loadout, an open source…
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Great Philly Schools: information matters

by Thomas Boutell

Today we were proud to launch Great Philly Schools, a project of the Philadelphia School Partnership. Great Philly Schools brings together information about all schools in Philadelphia: public, charter, parochial and private. The Philadelphia School Partnership…
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Journaling Shows Progress (and helps you find meaning)!

by Geoff DiMasi

Earlier this year, Alex Gilbert and I took in the 99% Conference in NYC and had the opportunity to hear Teresa Amabile speak on the value of journaling. There were lots of great speakers over the…
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Please Welcome Ilyssa!

by Geoff DiMasi

We are very excited to announce that Ilyssa Kyu has joined Team P'unk Ave. Ilyssa brings a great perspective to the team and will be focussing on making our projects even better! And without further ado,…
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P'unk Ave Welcomes Stuart, Matt, and Sloan

by Sloan Miller

We've had a busy summer, expanding our ranks by three, bringing our roster up to twelve teammates. The new additions include Stuart Romanek, Matt McManus, and Sloan Miller. Stuart began his career on the Internet by…
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Hiring: Join our team as a front-end developer!

by Geoff DiMasi

The Intro P'unk Avenue is a digital agency that creates websites and mobile applications primarily for purpose-driven organizations. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of…
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For the Ubuntu crowd: updating packages via cron... including cron itself

by Thomas Boutell

"We have nothing to fear but cron itself." - Franklin "DevOps" Roosevelt We heart Ubuntu Linux, and we prefer it on servers. When we order a VPS from servergrove or linode, we get a choice of Linux…

For the PHP crowd: adding custom functions to Doctrine 2 DQL

by Thomas Boutell

As most Symfony developers know, Doctrine 2 is the most frequently used ORM for Symfony 2, and perhaps the most popular ORM for PHP, period. (ORM stands for "Object Relational Mapper" - a layer that translates between…

Hiring: Back-end Developer

by Alex Gilbert

The Intro P'unk Avenue is a digital agency that creates websites and mobile applications for mission-driven organizations. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of knowledge,…

Hiring: Customer Support / Office Manager

by Geoff DiMasi

The Intro P'unk Avenue is a digital agency that creates websites and mobile applications for mission-driven organizations. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of knowledge,…
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Gabriel Farrell Works Here Now

by Geoff DiMasi

Gabriel is a full-stack developer with years of experience helping libraries and nonprofits engineer useful, informative websites. He also enjoys participating in local hackathons, where he has created award-winning apps such as sheltr.org and lgbtrights.me. In…
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Node.js: We're All Over It

by Thomas Boutell

Everyone's talking about node.js, and for good reason. The opportunity to achieve drastically better performance and use just one programming language for both web servers and web browsers is not something anyone would want to miss.…

Hiring: We are looking for a front-end developer to join the team!

by Alex Gilbert

The Intro P'unk Avenue is a digital agency that creates websites and mobile applications for mission-driven organizations. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of knowledge,…
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Philly Foursquare Games

by Geoff DiMasi

Tonight at 7:30pm, P'unk Ave will square off against its friends at Technically Philly, Indy Hall, Geekadelphia, and others in a friendly series of foursquare matches. Only one of us can be crowned the victor! Should…

Faster PHP Without Tears

by Thomas Boutell

Two years ago I wrote an article about speeding up PHP by configuring your server properly with APC, FastCGI and so on. It still represents a solid set of practices for those who use Apostrophe, or…
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Tim Quirino Joins the Team!

by Geoff DiMasi

We are very excited that Tim Quirino has joined the team as an Interactive Designer. (You may know him as the Co-Founder of Geekadelphia.) We are looking forward to the contributions he will make in the…
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Hiring: We are looking for another interactive designer/engineer to join the team

by Alex Gilbert

It’s that time again! P'unk Avenue is looking for a talented interactive designer / frontend developer to create powerful visual experiences and help see them through to implementation. You will be working with a tightly-integrated team…