About

With over ten (10+) years experience in the private and public sectors, I have produced dynamic websites featuring the latest standards and language versions. I write performance-centered code to get the most out of a server – even on a tight budget. Starting when I was thirteen (13) years old with early versions of PHP, Perl, and Basic, I have since expanded my repertoire of languages and feature sets to include cloud computing and functional programming.

PHP has been with me since the very beginning. I still remember when PHP was not even a scripting language but a simple includes and templating engine. I wrote my own basic frameworks back then (before others like CakePHP, Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter, and the Zend Framework existed). As various frameworks appeared I started working with and expanding upon them. When content management systems became all the rage I began working with them as well – WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Now with cloud computing taking over I am working with various cloud providers and developing functional blocks that deliver new experiences.

Security is a top priority. Even when I started developing I was always curious as to what would happen if someone tried X, Y, or Z to break the expected flow. Today, all kinds of attacks can cripple a server and expose sensitive information. I keep track of and develop code designed to prevent intruders from getting in or the giving the servers a bad day. I keep servers safe from the simplest of input validation and sanitization issues to the latest scripting, brute force, and denial of service attacks.

With big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence beginning to dominate the market I am making that my next target as I continually learn new ideas, languages, and optimization.

Skills
  • PHP (7+)
    • WordPress
    • Joomla
    • Drupal
    • Various Frameworks (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Zend, etc.)
  • MySQL, SQLite
  • JavaScript (ECMAScript 6+)
  • HTML5+
  • CSS3+
  • Responsive Design
  • Cloud Computing & Services
  • APIs (public & private)
  • Administrative / Backend & Frontend Development
  • XML & DOM
  • Team Development & Tasks
    • Atlassian JIRA
    • 37signals Basecamp
    • Google for Work / Gmail
    • Microsoft Office 365
  • Elasticsearch
  • ColdFusion
    • Java
Additional Knowledge
  • Oracle, MSSQL, Microsoft Access