Projects, Tools, & Methodology

As most developers do, I work with an ever-evolving set of tools and technologies. Currently, I spend most of my time building websites and web-applications.

I work daily with: PHP, PhpStorm, Xdebug, Chrome Dev Tools, Vagrant, and iTerm.

My oft-used tech: Laravel, Wordpress, Mysql, and Sequel Pro for local database management.

My front-end foundations and rotation: HTML, CSS (flexbox + Bulma is a joy), Javascript, (jquery / vue.js), and whatever else is needed to do the job well.

I am currently working to incorporate ReactPHP and Racket into my future projects.

Other tools I have worked with include Xcode, Swift (V. 1 - 4 targetting iOS), and Python (V. 2 - 3).

The Future

I continuously work to leverage my existing skills with every project, be it from initial specifications or be it a refactorization. My goal is to master my current skill set and expand upon it.

The clarity of my code and my ability to hold a project in my head are constantly improved by never becoming lazy in my adherence to a DRY and OOP approach. This has made my recent work with PHP7 very rewarding.

I seek projects that will allow me to stretch my existing skills past their current limits and give me chances to learn new skills, all to the benefit of every stakeholder. I am particularly interested in projects that will focus on and enhance my testing practices.

Places & Contact Info

I work currently as a freelance developer. My Wordpress and Laravel work is usually done in cooperation with the fine people at Projektgruppe WEB Seitenmanager. I develop other projects either remotely or locally, as the situation requires. I am based in Southern Germany, on the shores of the beautiful Bodensee (Lake Constance).

The best ways to contact me are via email or Skype. My email address and Skype username are

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