The Dev Cave, Episode 1

Forget man cave, mantuary, or manspace. Let’s hear it for “dev cave,” a monthly update from our lead developer, Jason Gullickson.

“This month we focused on bolstering the inner workings of the Murfie machinery. We just rolled out a new “Disc Dematerializer” to improve the speed at which members’ discs get posted as well as an overhaul of our existing warehouse system to support posting discs one-at-a-time (instead of having to wait for an entire kit to be processed).

Once we finish up the improvements under the hood, we’ll be focusing on the parts of Murfie our members use the most. We want to make the site faster and easier to use as well as implement the features popularly requested by members.

In addition to our regularly scheduled programming (har har har) we have some experimental work going on in the Murfie labs. Mobile apps, cloud music locker interfaces, and other R&D projects are under way as we continue to look for new ways to make Murfie the best online music platform in the world.”

Sweet! Thanks, Jason! For the very latest from our developer team, stay tuned to more episodes of The Dev Cave each and every month.

Meet our new lead developer!

Please join me in welcoming Jason to the Murfie Dev Team. Now, stand up and applaud his killer speech! (It’s actually a Q&A, but hey!)

Name: Jason J. Gullickson.

Nickname: Mr. Black.

Why I joined Murfie: I saw it as a way to combine my love of music, software development, and innovation with the added benefit of working with some of the smartest and most interesting people I know.

What I do at Murfie: I’m responsible for the software we write to make Murfie work. Right now, I’m focusing on making that software work faster and better as well as looking forward to what technology we will be offering to our members next.

What I do best: Make Things Work.

My favorite coding jujitsu move is: I’ve gotten myself out of some tight corners using “reflection,” but of course the best move is to avoid the corner in the first place.

The music I play the most: By sheer play count it’s got to be either Bach’s The Musical Offering or Metallica’s …And Justice for All, but lately Baba Brinkman and Professor Elemental have both been getting pretty heavy rotation…

The music format I dig the best: Live of course! But of the recorded mediums, I love the lossless digital formats we have now (although I’ll always have a soft spot for listening to Martin Denny or Juan Esquivel on a classic Marantz hi-fi).

What makes Murfie so rad: Murfie delivers on the radical idea that you can own a recording, and that music can be bought and sold online with the simplicity of physical media but with all the convenience of electronic delivery.