Joshua Mock, Software Developer in Nashville, TN, United States
Joshua Mock

Software Developer in Nashville, TN, United States

Member since April 30, 2015
Joshua is a front-end architect and web application developer. He has 15 years of professional experience in building highly interactive web applications.
Joshua is now available for hire


  • 805 Collective
    PHP, jQuery, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress
  • Emma
    Hapi.js, AWS, Redis, PostgreSQL, Python, Django, Node.js, Backbone.js, Redux...
  • The Parable Group
    VBScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#...



Nashville, TN, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Vim Text Editor, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a highly customized drag-and-drop editor to compose HTML emails that display perfectly across all inboxes, both mobile and desktop.


  • Freelance Web Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    805 Collective
    • Refactored a large Drupal marketing site to be entirely responsive across all pages using CSS media queries and JavaScript.
    • Built custom WordPress themes for several high-traffic websites.
    • Built a custom client-side tool for cropping and resizing uploaded images in memory.
    • Refactored large CSS code bases to use Sass.
    • Wrote custom Drupal and WordPress logic to meet unique client needs.
    Technologies: PHP, jQuery, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress
  • Senior Front-End Architect

    2010 - PRESENT
    • Created a drag-and-drop editor for building HTML emails.
    • Helped teams onboard Backbone, Marionette, React, Flux, Node, Hapi, and unit testing best practices through personal training and development of best practices and boilerplates.
    • Helped make the transition from a monolithic application to a service-oriented architecture.
    • Migrated several large legacy codebases to use testable, modularized JavaScript.
    • Built a custom WebSockets server that connected to a massively distributed, event driven architecture system and sent real-time updates to end users.
    Technologies: Hapi.js, AWS, Redis, PostgreSQL, Python, Django, Node.js, Backbone.js, Redux, React
  • Web Developer

    2001 - 2010
    The Parable Group
    • Built and maintained a proprietary eCommerce engine, used by hundreds of clients for hundreds of thousands of shoppers.
    • Created a custom intranet used by all employees for day-to-day operations.
    • Developed custom Access-powered data entry and admin tools that were used internally for day-to-day operations.
    • Ported old classic ASP web applications into ASP.NET.
    • Styled, reskinned, and customized eCommerce UI and navigation for hundreds of clients.
    Technologies: VBScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET, ASP
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2004 - 2009
    • Created and deployed custom WordPress themes for sites receiving tens of thousands of unique visitors monthly.
    • Built custom eCommerce solutions for independent retailers.
    • Created eCommerce proofs of concept for clients using Drupal and Magento.
    • Developed custom PHP web applications so clients could collect and process new customer information.
    • Helped recover data and improve security for large, high traffic WordPress instances following security breaches by hackers.
    Technologies: Magento, Drupal, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP


  • Writing Testable Code in JavaScript: A Brief Overview (Publication)
    Writing code that is easily testable takes some effort and planning. However, some patterns exist that can be used to write simple and functional code, making it easier to test them when the time comes. In this article, Toptal engineer Joshua Mock shares some useful tips and patterns for writing testable code in JavaScript that are both simple to understand and simple to implement.


  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, HTML, JavaScript, Python, CSS, C#, VBScript, PHP, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Hapi.js, Redux, Flux, ASP, ASP.NET, Express.js, Underscore.String, Flask, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Underscore.js, jQuery, Node.js, Lodash, Backbone.js, Sinon.JS, Backbone.Marionette, Socket.IO, SQLAlchemy
  • Tools

    Mocha, Grunt, Vim Text Editor, Webpack, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Babel, Browserify, Git, Microsoft Access, Logstash, Bamboo
  • Paradigms

    Unit Testing, Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS, Drupal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, OS X, Magento, Ubuntu
  • Storage

    AWS S3, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    AWS, StatsD


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2004
    California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California

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