Allow us to introduce Mantle, a framework for building websites and applications using WordPress. Mantle is a layer that sits between WordPress and your custom code, providing you all the benefits of the WordPress CMS with a developer experience similar to Laravel.
Meet Kevin Fodness. Kevin joined Alley as a principal software developer in May, 2016, and is now an indispensable contributor on projects such as People.com and the WordPress Apple News plugin. Here he shares a peek at his home workspace in Hudson Falls, New York — check out his “pet” Marimo ball in the fishbowl! — and answers a few fun questions.
What “lesson from childhood” do you still live by today?
To do your best at whatever job or task you have, whether it’s building rockets or mopping floors.
What’s your favorite family tradition?
Our annual long weekend in Bolton Landing to celebrate my wife and son’s birthdays (3 days apart) in February, which we call “Winterfest.” 2017 will be the fifth year running. We invite family and friends, make a lot of good food, go sledding, and enjoy the fireplace.
What songs best describes you or your work ethic?
Word Crimes—”Weird Al” Yankovic
What was your first job?
Paperboy for The Danville News in Danville PA
What was your favorite game as a kid?
Final Fantasy VI