Statement of Experience
In this section, I want to provide a more complete overview of my skills than you'll find on my CV. I mainly do backend Web development right now, but I consider myself a generalist and have taken on a variety of software development projects at both professional and personal levels.
I've worked heavily with PHP since 2005. I've built a lot of things with it, some without a framework and some with Laravel/Lumen. If it can be done in PHP, I can probably do it.
In the past, I wrote a lot of lines of vanilla JS, jQuery, and YUI (ah, memories) for the browser. In the last few years, I've used TypeScript and Node.js with the NestJS framework to create backend services.
I enjoy using Go because of its combination of minimalism and speed. I've created some open source projects with it and am interested in using it more.
Java used to be my best language, but I haven't worked with it recently in a professional setting. A little while back, I used it to study concurrent programming in an online course.
I did a lot of work in Perl for around 6 years. It was my main backend language due to its large number of modules which included good database support and decent graphing capabilities for the time.
I learned a bit of Python at one point to implement a data collection system.
I used C++ extensively in college, but not much since then.
I include this as a bit of a joke, but I really did teach myself PostScript so that I could create a performant HTML-to-PDF converter many years ago. I still consider it one of my best hacks.
I have experience building monoliths and tearing them down into a service architecture. I've designed and built event-based systems using RabbitMQ as a message broker. I've designed numerous APIs. I've worked with Docker and Kubernetes since 2017.
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