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Web Apps: Backend Development & PHP Programming
With years of programming experience, I've been ranked in the top 10% of Advanced PHP Developers worldwide. 
I understand the dynamics of the programming language and can put its strengths to work while avoiding the caveats.
Object Oriented Programming
I write clean, well-architected PHP classes. This divides the program into logical chucks, allowing for greater reliability and easy maintenance. Object Oriented code is protected from interference by unrelated code and is the only way to go for team based projects.
I have a deep knowledge of the SQL syntax used by MySQL, SqLite, SQL Server, and many other databases. Dynamic websites databases go hand in hand, and PHP was built to handle exactly this situation.
Optimized code reduces the strain on your servers, makes your site more enjoyable to use, and even saves you money on hosting costs. I have an array of skills and techniques I have learned and developed over the years to increase the speed of websites and at the same time reduce the load on servers.
I have seen 17x and better speed improvements in sites where I have optimized the PHP and database tables and queries.
I can work on a variety of platforms besides standard websites, these include:
- Web - CMS, e-commerce, blogs, and more
- Twitter - Public, OAuth, and Web Authentication
- Mobile phone application development - iPhone, Blackberry, Pre, Windows Mobile, and more
- API Development - from both client and server perspective
- More - I learn fast.
Libraries, Open Source, Software Packages
I have worked with a large variety of PHP libraries and am currently settled on CodeIgniter as my favorite. It offers a good balance of features, speed, versatility, and a great community.
That said, I can easily adapt to a projects requirements. When the need arises, I can learn new libraries rapidly.
When working on open source projects such as Wordpress or Joomla, I try to contribute back to the community with patches and suggestions.
I have worked with a countless number of PHP software packages including:
Articles & Past Work
I have a series of articles covering PHP and related topics on my technical blog.
You may also be interested in my extensive portfolio of php work.