Developing on Staxmanade


My name is Jason Jarrett. I'm a software developer who started in 2000, a technology enthusiast, husband, and father of 2. I'm a continuous learner who enjoys being challenged by new ideas and technologies. I work remotely from my home office in Reno, NV for Disney Streaming Services where I've been on teams that have shipped various apps on the Web, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV and many more I can't even talk about publicly.

My interests include growing team member's abilities, following the new and shiny (squirrel) while focusing on lessons learned, best practices, and teachings of respected developers in the software community, but when it really comes down to it I like to create.


Technical Presentations

Projects & Apps

  • Resgrid - My partner Shawn founded and I try to help out where I can. Resgrid is a...

    Personnel, resource logistics and department management system designed for first responders, volunteer and career fire, EMS, Search and Rescue, HAZMAT, public safety and more.

  • Share Data Inspector Windows 8 application that

    Provides a deep dive into what data is being shared when you click on the share charm (Win+h keyboard shortcut) from within nearly any Windows 8 application.


I devour a large number of podcasts. The link above points to a relatively up-to-date list of what I listen to on a regular basis.

OSS (Open Source Software)

You can find most of my OSS work up on my github/staxmanade account.

  • ToTypeScriptD

    You can now generate TypeScript definition (.d.ts) files from either .Net or .winmd assembly files. Allowing you to leverage these libraries in your TypeScript/JavaScript WinJS or other client side software applications with all the type safety and benefits of TypeScript.*

  • Approvals.NodeJS - Created and maintain a port of the Approvals in NodeJS.

  • PutOnAHelmet See blog post

  • CommandAllThings - Wrapper around task runners like (gulp/grunt/rake/etc...) allowing you to accidentally type the wrong starting command and still accomplish the actual task.

  • SypeIt - Command line tool to get you into conference calls, including extensions or conference id's.

  • NuGet Automation for DefinitelyTyped - I call this a huge bang-for-the-buck community contribution. After throwing together some PowerShell scripts that automatically publish NuGet packages when DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definitions are updated. This little script has been running for years now and the aggregate of type defs have had millions of downloads.

  • StatLight (long live Silverlight) - In 2008, I founded a popular (if you can call it popular given the # of people who used silverlight minus the number who cared about unit testing) unit testing tool StatLight, which became the de facto standard when it came to running Silverlight (What is that?) unit tests on continuous integration servers.

  • I contributed an initial port of the Castle Project's DynamicProxy to Silverlight so that I could eventually contribute a Silverlight port of the Moq mock testing library which also paved the way for Rhino Mocks to eventually be ported to Silverlight.

  • I've continued to contribute in small ways to other libraries I've leveraged along the way including MassTransit, PSake, SpecFlow, DefinitelyTyped