I have been developing software and working with databases for the past 16 years. I design object-oriented, tiered applications and write code in PHP, C#, and VB.NET. I have also written applications in C++ / MFC / Win32 as well as
I have been developing software and working with databases for the past 16 years. I design object-oriented, tiered applications and write code in PHP, C#, and VB.NET. I have also written applications in C++ / MFC / Win32 as well as VB 6.0. I design and administer databases in MySQL and Postgres and excel at writing triggers, functions/procedures, and views. I have also worked with SQL Server and Oracle.
Over the past couple of years, I have moved into being a PHP developer with a preference for the CakePHP framework. I truly believe that PHP, HTML5, and CSS3 are the future of the software world. Since PHP was specifically designed for creating web pages, it only makes sense to use it for web development, especially now that object-oriented features and other modern functionality have been added to the code base.
I hold a computer science degree (1998) and have several years of practical experience. I have been using the .NET Framework since the Visual Studio .NET Beta and write .NET code primarily in C# and VB.NET. I prefer to work with applications that follow an n-Tier architecture along with object-oriented concepts such as inheritance and abstraction but will work with just about anything. I have vast experience using C++ and the Microsoft Foundation Classes along with the Win32 API. Other languages/frameworks include PHP, LINQ, Regular Expressions, VB 6.0, and straight C.
I have been designing and administering SQL databases since SQL Server 7.0. Software Engineers tend to be bad DBAs but I believe that I am the exception. Database concepts such as normalization/denormalization, primary/foreign keys, and check/default contraints are not new to me. Whether it be T-SQL or PL/SQL, I also excel with database programmability, such as triggers, procedures, functions, and views. File organization and usage, backup and maintenance, and database efficiency are also strengths. Other databases include PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and yes, Access (95 on up).
During the past 16 years, I have created and maintained custom line-of-business Windows applications. These include applications for law enforcement, 911 centers, jails, retail businesses, nursing homes, and trucking companies. I have also designed and coded applications for GIS mapping systems and some data mining and sharing initiatives. I have created custom TCP/UDP servers and clients for low-bandwidth mobile applications. I have worked with O/R mappers such as LLBLGen Pro and are used to using entities in data layers rather than reading/writing data directly. If you have a SQL Injection problem, I can probably fix it. I am used to using source control systems such as Git, SVN, Vault, and SourceSafe. I excel at Web Applications, Windows Forms applications, Windows Services, records management applications, interfaces with third-party APIs, integration of systems, and middle tiers such as the business or data layer (just in case you have a web application but need the back-end to work).
Records Management/Business Applications
Back-end Work (business, data layer, facade)
Windows Forms Applications
Integration of Systems
C / C++
Databases and Languages:
LINQ to SQL
LINQ to XML
SQL Management Studio
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Mac OS X