Adam Chambers

Technology Lead

Adam is a full stack engineer, specializing in JavaScript. He is a web audio enthusiast, front end performance geek, guitarist, musician and now an official legal alien.

Recent Articles

Advertising in a Decentralized World: Rethinking Best Practices for the Rise of Distributed Systems

​On the brink of the horizon, a new world is emerging, a fundamental shift in trajectory for industry and culture alike. The internet is changing, exploding into small pieces, distributing across the networks. The reign of the tech giants is coming to an end and the user force is taking over. A transparent new world is emerging, driven by the principles and intentions of the original world wide web — a decentralized world, run by peer networks and driven by interaction.​

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The Content Management System of The Future

One website, one mobile app…life used to be so simple. We’re now deep into the next phase of the digital landscape and that means mass consumption through multiple channels. Your customers don’t want to search for answers. They want you to deliver answers via any medium they may desire. From websites and apps to bots and connected devices, this is the landscape and you need to be flexible and accessible.

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Introducing OpenShare: Social Integrations, Twitter Share Counts, Google Analytics & Much More

Much to the shock and dismay of developers, designers, and content creators around the world, Twitter deprecated their share count API back in November of last year. The Twitter development team explained the choice but it left many publishers without that social proof they often rely on so heavily for increasing engagement. We saw an opportunity in OpenShare, a service we built that helps designers and developers integrate with third party platforms, and with version 1.4.0 released this week, I can officially announce that we have brought back Twitter share counts!

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How to Integrate OpenShare with Google Analytics and Tag Manager

OpenShare is an easy-to-use social plug-in for content websites that allows site publishers to quickly and easily deploy social media action buttons on their sites in any style or configuration that they wish. It was created by a team of developers at Digital Surgeons as a means to speed social media action button deployment and lend design flexibility to how we enable social actions on our digital experiences. I’m pleased to reveal that the latest release of OpenShare contains something close to my heart: fully-realized Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager integrations. This is my guide to integrating OpenShare with Google Analytics.

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How CraftCMS is Winning the Content Management Game

At Digital Surgeons, we are well-versed in content management systems of all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen Wordpress evolve from an immature blogging system to the mature publishing platform it is today. We’ve worked with virtually every popular proprietary and open-source content management framework across the board, including Drupal, Joomla, and other similar platforms. We’ve tweaked, configured, and pushed hosted services like SquareSpace and Shopify to their limits, and we’ve tamed enterprise systems like Sitecore, Demandware, and Magento. In recent times, we’ve found ourselves reaching for Expression Engine as a mature, flexible, and adaptable platform for building applications with customized taxonomy and unique templates, and it’s served us very well. But there’s a new kid on the block. One that offers solutions and alternatives to the many issues that CMS platforms of today present. One that brings a breath of fresh air and a yelp of excitement from development teams across the internet. That platform is CraftCMS.

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10 Reasons We Love JavaScript’s ES2015

JavaScript has grown up over the last few years from a teenager of scripting languages with flaws and quirks that we love to hate, into a much more mature programming language powering some of the most sophisticated applications on the planet. Bless, how they grow up fast. With the release of ES6, (or ES2015 as the new versions will affectionately be named after the year of their release) JavaScript has seen huge improvements — improvements that we at Digital Surgeons are beyond excited about. Here’s just 10 of our favorite features that push JavaScript into the modern age of web development.

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