Jack Franklin

Developer Evangelist at Pusher

Work and Open Source

The JavaScript Playground

I run the popular JavaScript Playground blog, on which I write tutorials about a variety of JavaScript topics including ES6, Gulp, Node and more.


gulp-load-plugins is a Gulp plugin that makes it really easy to add and use other Gulp plugins in your project. It averages over 100,000 installs monthly on npm.

Beginning jQuery

My first physical book, Beginning jQuery was published in February 2013. The book aims to guide a JavaScript and jQuery novice through to a level at which they are comfortable in writing their own plugins.

Net magazine and awards

Since mid 2012 I have been a regular writer for .Net, the largest web development magazine in the UK. I wrote the JavaScript gallery section for a number of months and on JavaScript topics, including a recent cover feature on JavaScript libraries.

I've twice been nominated for Net mag's Young Developer of the Year award, and once for "Best Newcomer".

Get in Touch

The best way is to email jack [at] jackfranklin [dot] net.

If you're into social networks, you can follow me on Twitter or check out code on Github.