Getting Under the Hood… Tyler Burbage, Blutui developer
Ahead of next weeks Under the Hood event, (Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12.30pm – 1.30pm) we learnt more about one of our presenters: Blutui developer Tyler Burbage.
We spoke about the platform and how Blutui compares with its peers, Tyler’s favourite features and what he will be demonstrating on the day.
Can you tell us a little bit about who you are, what your background is, and how you first got started in the industry?
I’m Tyler Burbage, a backend / devops engineer at Blutui. After completing study at Waikato University I spent a few years working as a full stack developer. An opportunity to work for Blutui opened up and the decision to join the team was a no brainer.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Blutui?
Besides working with great people and playing pool every day I like how diverse my work can be, no day is ever quite like the last.
What insights to the Blutui technology, vision or philosophy can you give us?
Blutui allows the front end web developer or designer complete freedom in terms of web development and this has always been a key focus for us. We don’t want to limit the user in terms of design but we still allow complete use of Canopy, the Blutui CMS.
Which Blutui features will you be demonstrating at Under the Hood?
Collections, Canopy and the Creative agency user dashboard.
Do you have a favourite feature?
Blutui Collections, they let you set up, manage and access a database for your website without needing to know about database structure, it really does take the difficulty out of complex site builds.
What do you see as the biggest benefit of Blutui (in comparison to other solutions)?
Blutui handles all of the backend work seamlessly but doesn’t tie you down or limit you in terms of front end creativity or functionality. So many other web solutions require you to work within strict boundaries but with Blutui if you imagine it then you can build it.
Do you have any advice for people who are considering trying Blutui on their next project?
Give it a good try, once you really get under the hood of Blutui the strengths above the competition really start to shine.
Finally, where can people go to learn more about Blutui?
Blutui.com but if you really want to learn how it works check out: https://dev.blutui.com/docs