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HHVM Blog:
Hack Developer Day 2014 Keep Hacking
April 11, 2014 @ 09:40:00

On the Facebook HHVM blog today there's a post about the Hack Developer Day they recently held in Menlo Park. The event brought in developers for a day of presentations from the Hack/HHVM engineers.

150+ Members of the PHP and developer community came to Facebook headquarters and joined over 2000 people online for presentations by the engineers of Hack and HHVM. Afterwards we held a five hour hackathon, where the attendees worked with those engineers to write Hack code, either by converting current codebases or writing new code from scratch.

For those that weren't able to attend or are interested in catching up on what was presented, they've posted videos of all of the sessions in a YouTube playlist as well as PDFs of all the slides. If you want the short version of what was presented, there's a quick list in the post or you can read a recap on the Facebook Engineering blog.

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Link: http://hhvm.com/blog/4685/hack-developer-day-2014-keep-hacking

CiteWorld.com:
Facebook's Hack language a silver bullet for user-developers
March 26, 2014 @ 10:41:16

In this new post to CiteWorld.com, they're making the claim that the Hack language from the developers at Facebook is the "silver bullet for user-developers".

How do you modernize the way we build the web? That's the question at the heart of the release of a flurry of new languages and development platforms -- all from companies that run and build large scale web services. [...] While getting more out of CSS is good, as is replacing JavaScript; Facebook's HHVM and Hack combo is targeting one of the foundations of the modern web: rapid application development.

They talk some about the overall goals of Hack (improved performance, a stricter typing system) and include a brief example of some Hack code. They consider it to be a "more modern language" that brings PHP-based development up into a different level of languages. He also talks about HHVM a bit, migration from PHP to Hack and the potential for Hack to be adopted on other platforms outside of the current HHVM runtimes.

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Link: http://www.citeworld.com/development/23156/hack-future

Jonathan Hill:
How much does it cost to be a web developer?
March 14, 2014 @ 11:17:48

Jonathan Hill has taken an interesting perspective in his recent post looking more at some of the average financial costs around being a web developer.

With Software Development topping 2014′s top jobs list, I thought I would share how much it cost me to become a web developer, and what my monthly expenses look like nowadays.

He breaks it down into a few different categories, listing an average price for each:

  • Initial (start-up) costs for hardware and software
  • Training costs
  • Recurring costs

Obviously, not all of the software and tools he lists are needed for every software developer, but it does give some perspective. Thankfully, he also links to some free alternatives to the tools he mentions that can reduce these costs as well.

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Link: http://jonathonhill.net/2014-02-19/how-much-does-it-cost-to-be-a-web-developer/

Coding the Architecture:
Five things every developer should know about software architecture
March 05, 2014 @ 11:57:58

While not specific to PHP, this new article on the Coding the Architecture blog gives some good insights on what developers should know about software architecture.

Now I may be biased, but a quick look at my calendar hints to me that there's a renewed and growing interest in software architecture. Although I really like much of the improvement the agile movement has provided to the software development industry, I still can't help feeling that there are a large number of teams out there who struggle with a lack of process.

[...] Put very simply, software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams. Whether performed by one person or shared amongst the team, the architecture role exists on even the most agile of teams yet the balance of up front and evolutionary thinking often reflects aspiration rather than reality. The big problem is that software architecture has fallen out of favour over the past decade or so. Here are five things that every software developer should know about it.

Each of the five things comes with a paragraph of explanation (and some links to additional resources):

  • Software architecture isn't about big design up front
  • Every software team needs to consider software architecture
  • The software architecture role is about coding, coaching and collaboration
  • You don't need to use UML
  • A good software architecture enables agility
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Link: http://www.codingthearchitecture.com/2014/03/05/five_things_every_developer_should_know_about_software_architecture.html

SitePoint PHP Blog:
The Pros and Cons of Zend Certification
February 10, 2014 @ 11:35:49

The SitePoint PHP blog has a new post that weighs the pros and cons of getting the Zend PHP Certification. The Zend Certified PHP Engineer is described as "a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees".

As a PHP developer, you may have been asking yourself how to improve your skills, gain reputation or become more professional in your work. One of the ways of doing so is to get through a certification programme. The only one that covers PHP itself (not a particular framework or software solution) is being delivered by the Zend company. In the remainder of the article I will focus on this particular certificate and describe its advantages and disadvantages. At the end I will also mention some other certification programs that may be valuable to a PHP developer.

He starts with a bit of general information about the certification including some of the categories it covers. He then gets into the pros and cons, listing two items for each. He suggests that it's a good way to measure your knowledge but there is a question of how much it really proves to get a passing score.

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Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/pros-cons-zend-certification/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
It's the Booze Talking #5 Core Developers
February 04, 2014 @ 13:56:36

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released its latest episode, the next in their "It's the Booze Talking" roundtable series - Episode #5, "Core Developers".

This episode was recorded live at last year's ZendCon PHP Conference in Santa Clara, California. Guests for the episode were:

  • Sara Golemon
  • Derick Rethans
  • Illia Alshanetsky
  • Ben Ramsey Liz Smith
  • David Stockton

There's also mention of the PHP Mentoring project and the PHP RFC process. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure.

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Link: http://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2014/02/04/its-the-booze-talking-5-core-developers

Matthew Turland:
How to be a Great Developer
January 28, 2014 @ 11:43:18

In his latest post Matthew Turland has shared some of his thoughts about how to be a better developer, regardless of the language or skill level you may find yourself at.

I've shamefully ripped off the title for this blog post from what I expect will be a phenomenal session given by Ed Finkler at php[tek] 2014. Sadly, I haven't seen the session and may not be present at the conference. However, I've spoken with Ed and seen him give sessions on several occasions, so I know he sets the bar pretty high. If you've not considered attending the conference and his session, I highly recommend doing so. Ed has plenty of insightful things to say about being a great developer. Today, the subject coincidentally crossed my mind and I realized I had a few things to say on the matter that may also prove useful to others.

He suggests that there are three main qualities that developers need to become better at their craft and, as a positive side effect, work better with other developers around them. These three points are:

  • Humility
  • Patience
  • Imperfection

For each, he briefly explains the topic and makes some practical suggestions for achieving the goal.

These are things I've learned from my own experiences. I state them here realizing that they may be more applicable to me than they are to you. You must form your own opinions and find your own wisdom. [...] In the end, you must find your own path. Regardless of what that path is, I hope you find the passion shared by myself and those who inspire me and I wish you well in your pursuits.
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Link: http://matthewturland.com/2014/01/24/how-to-be-a-great-developer/

php[architect]:
January 2014 Issue Released - How to Be a Better Developer
January 27, 2014 @ 12:29:14

[php]architect has officially released their latest issue - the January edition with articles focusing on how to be a better developer (and a few other things).

The first issue of 2014 is now available. Our January issue aims to give you some tips and tricks to make your development life easier.

Articles in this edition include:

  • Straight-forward ways improve your developer skills
  • Thoughts on commenting code from two great developers
  • Get the CLI working for you with console apps and ZF2
  • Learn which common OOP misconceptions you may be following
  • Harness the power of regex

You can pick up your own copy (print or digital) directly from the php[architect] site.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/magazine/2014-2/january/

Mashable.com:
10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014
January 23, 2014 @ 12:09:46

According to this new post over on the Mashable site, PHP is one of the "languages to learn" for 2014. Others in the list include Java, C and relatives, Python and Ruby.

The tech sector is booming. If you've used a smartphone or logged on to a computer at least once in the last few years, you've probably noticed this. As a result, coding skills are in high demand, with programming jobs paying significantly more than the average position. Even beyond the tech world, an understanding of at least one programming language makes an impressive addition to any resumé.

They point out that PHP powers more than 200 million websites all around the internet and shares a few links of places to learn more about the language (including Udemy and Codeacademy).

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Link: http://mashable.com/2014/01/21/learn-programming-languages

Lorna Mitchell:
Zend Certified PHP Developer 5.5
January 08, 2014 @ 09:23:45

If you're thinking about taking the Zend Certified PHP Developer (5.5) test but aren't sure exactly where to start, Lorna Mitchell has provided a list of some good resources to help you out.

Yesterday I updated my previous ZCE certificate to the Zend Certified PHP Developer qualification (the new ZCE for PHP 5.5 also got a new name). Since the ZCE 5.3 exam is no longer available and I work with various clients to prepare their teams for these certifications, it was important to me that I keep my own certification up to date. Now I've done that, I'd like to share some resources for others doing the same thing.

She points to a few things that could help you make the grade:

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Link: http://www.lornajane.net/posts/2014/zend-certified-php-developer-5-5

SitePoint PHP Blog:
Becoming a PHP Professional Practical Teamwork
January 07, 2014 @ 13:35:12

In part four of his "Becoming a PHP Professional" post series Bruno Skvorc looks at the topic of "professional teamwork" , more so as it relates to a bit more practical things.

Last time, we discussed social aspects of teamwork, and how working in a team can both benefit and harm you. There's loads to take into consideration when working with other people, and lots to be gained. This time, let's talk about practical aspects of teamwork, particularly virtual teams or, in other words, teams with remote members.

He covers a three main topics (several that only relate to non-colocated teams):

  • Time Zone Difference and Broken Bottleneck in Teamwork
  • Organic Solutions (the importance of a technical lead and filter)
  • Inorganic solutions (technology to make life easier and remote workers more productive)
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Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/becoming-php-professional-practical-teamwork

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Shawn Stratton
December 31, 2013 @ 11:26:51

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has published their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with PHP community members. This episode features Shawn Stratton.

They talk some about Shawn's current work, a migration from pure PHP development to a more operations kind of role and some of the considerations he's had to make. He also talks about the one lesson he recommends to both ops and dev to help them work together more effectively. They also discuss some of the tools he uses to help make the development environment easier and more useful for developers.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or by subscribing to their feed.

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Link: http://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2013/12/31/interview-with-shawn-stratton

SitePoint PHP Blog:
Becoming a PHP Professional Social aspects of teamwork
December 17, 2013 @ 14:16:31

Bruno Skvorc has posted his latest article in his "Becoming a PHP Professional" series to the SitePoint PHP blog today. This time he talks about the social aspects of teamwork, a look at three things to consider to make working on a team easier regardless of the size.

This article will focus on social aspects of teamwork and initiative, and will serve as an introduction into a more concrete and practical teamwork based article coming soon. t's important to note that when I say teamwork, I don't only mean teams while working for a larger entity - a corporation or company in which you're a minor sub-group. A team is also a group of freelancers working together on a project - either close by, or remotely. Whenever you work with someone in any capacity whatsoever - that's a team. A loose team, but a team nonetheless.

He makes three suggestions that can help you figure out how to interact with people both in your immediate team and those outside of it:

  • Knowing your role
  • Giving respect to superiors (to a degree)
  • Don't be afraid to leave
What I'd like you to take away from this part is - don't be a slave of circumstance. Be courteous, professional and honest, but don't be afraid to leave a poisonous environment - it harms you, the people who love and support you, and finally, the project you're working on.
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Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/becoming-php-professional-social-aspects-teamwork/

Oscar Merida:
Measuring developer productivity
December 16, 2013 @ 11:51:04

Oscar Merida has shares some of his thoughts about measuring developer productivity inspired by a recent article covering the same topic.

My friend Sandy shared a link to a fascinating natural experiment comparing the productivity of two similarly tasked developer teams. If you haven't read it already, take a minute to check it out. I've seen this need for visibility throughout my career. [...] if you want to measure actual productivity, in terms of what tasks your development team what can you do? This is where I think a good habit of issue+SCM tracking, rigorous testing , and continuous integration can really shine.

He also talks about a few of the bad practices some companies get in the habit of using to represent this same metric including "butts in seats" time and the totals of billable hours. He suggests a better alternative is measuring things like issues addressed in your bug tracker and ongoing performance metrics from a continuous integration system.

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Link: http://oscarm.org/2013/12/measuring-developer-productivity/

7PHP.com:
PHP Interview With Michael Wallner A Full-Time Core PHP Developer
October 21, 2013 @ 09:51:14

On 7PHP.com today another community interview has been posted - this time it's with Michael Wallner, a full-time PHP core developer working at SmugMug.

Today I bring you an interview with someone (named Michael Wallner, @_m6w6) who has been hired to work full-time on PHP. Yes you heard it right: this guy is paid to work on The Core of PHP. As you know PHP is open-source, so why would a company hire someone to work full-time on such a free technology? (I let you get the answers from Mike himself). Besides since he is highly involved with PHP and it's core, it's a good opportunity to learn from his experience and know-how, so let's hear from him!

He answers questions about his past, how he started with PHP and what he thinks of the language now versus when he started out with it. He gives some advice to budding PHP developers and some of the libraries/projects he suggests. They then talk some about his work at SmugMug and how much time he'll be spending dedicated to working on the PHP core. There's also a bit answering the "why" question of why SmugMug would hire him to work on the core...but you'll have to read the interview to find out that answer.

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Link: http://7php.com/php-interview-michael-wallner/

Zend Blog:
Rise of the Native Cloud Developer - ZendCon Keynote
October 11, 2013 @ 12:54:22

If you weren't able to make it to this year's ZendCon conference that just happened in Santa Clara, you can get at least a little piece of it from this new post to the Zend blog. It's a video from a keynote session from Peter Magnusson titled "Rise of the Native Cloud Developer."

At his keynote session at ZendCon, he shared some of the important and sometimes unexpected lessons Google learned while building for the cloud - such as the importance of lightweight execution containers, relying on failure, and how to overcome the speed of light when building distributed systems.

And then he went ahead to discuss about the rise of the "Cloud Native" developer - how engineers and organisations large and small now using these principles to build truly robust and scalable services, and businesses.

You can watch it embedded in the post or full size on Youtube.

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Link: http://blog.zend.com/2013/10/10/rise-native-cloud-developer/

Erika Heidi Reinaldo:
Advices and resources for PHP novices
September 11, 2013 @ 09:59:01

Erika Heidi Reinaldo has made a post over on her Coderwall page with a few helpful hints for the budding PHP developers out there about things to investigate and learn to help further their knowledge of the language.

This post is a collection of things that I consider important for people who are starting with PHP, based on my experiences with this language through the years. PHP has considerable evolved in the last years, thanks mainly to the community efforts. [...] As a downside for the language evolution, as things change, tutorials and practices might get deprecated. So we have a lack of good updated tutorials for beginners.

She includes some great things for new developers to look into including a recommendation to "learn the language, not a framework" and exploring git and Github as a collaborative workspace to both share your own work and explore the work of others for helpful hints. She also makes a recommendation that can help more than most developer think - get involved (contribute to projects or meet with other developers, online or at something like a user group).

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Link: https://coderwall.com/p/0ictea

J-P Stacy:
Neither developers nor the language are what's wrong with PHP
August 09, 2013 @ 10:26:47

In this post to his site J-P Stacy suggests that its neither the developers or the language that's the real problem with PHP. He wants to get beyond the typical anti- and pro-PHP rants and look at what makes for good web applications, specifically PHP ones.

I think there's a sense in which PHP's success - widespread and inclusive - is at the very same time its failure - quickly learned and nonselecting. Communities like PHP's can evolve in the same way as any other population evolves: individuals exhibit random traits; a particular environment translates those traits into a likelihood of longevity; over time, individuals or their descendants exhibit different traits, adapted to suit the environment. But if the environment is not particularly harsh, then very little selection occurs. Only a negative evolutionary pressure, a harsh environment, can if you like weed out a lack of developer talent.

[...] There's no escape. We must live with the likelihood that untalented developers can end up building charmless applications, and a (unfairly large) proportion of those will be PHP applications.

He does make one suggestion that could help the community and those developers new to the language and in need of training - good management (or, as he describes it, "direction"). He suggests three areas that could be managed to help make the PHP ecosystem better as a whole - the people, the processes for making good software and the embracing of standards known for success.

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Link: http://www.jpstacey.info/blog/2013-07-07/neither-developers-nor-language-are-whats-wrong-php

Anna Filina:
How to Motivate Your Developers
June 27, 2013 @ 10:16:51

Anna Filina has a quick new post to her site today with some helpful tips on how to motivate your developers (and coworkers) to make for the best end result.

When developers are not motivated, progress is slow and quality is low. This ultimately affects company revenues and can lead to reduced opportunities for all employees. Motivation leads in the opposite direction: wealth and happiness. The first thing to understand about motivation is that it's internal. We can't force someone to become motivated, but we can still have a strong influence. Here are my top three picks to increase motivation from my presentation at IPC 2013 in Berlin.

Her top three are:

  • Setting goals for the group and a purpose for making it good
  • Focus on the "small wins" sometimes to keep motivation high
  • Let developers use their full range of talents, don't force them into one niche
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Link: http://annafilina.com/blog/motivate-developers

Reddit.com:
I want a job as a developer. Here's my situation, can you help?
June 20, 2013 @ 11:17:48

On Reddit.com there's a recent post asking what kinds of things someone can do to gain the skills they need to get a job as a web developer. Disregard the comment at the top and get straight to the good stuff - there's lots of great recommendations here including:

  • "take the time to take algorithm classes , UML classes and db modelling classes and , very important , read other people's code"
  • "Work on stuff that interests you." and "Work on stuff that doesn't interest you but solves a problem for someone else"
  • "Pick a major CMS (doesn't matter which one) and tear it apart."
  • "Go through the PHP tracks on codeacademy.com"
  • "Go to MIT Open Courseware and start reading up data structures and algorithms."
  • "Just keep programming. You'll do stupid things, but having to do those things should become annoying."

Unfortunately, the poster started things out with a "don't tell me to read a book" mentality, so there's some responses in there about that. Don't let that disuade you from some of the other answers, especially if you're new to PHP, though.

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Link: http://www.reddit.com/r/PHP/comments/1gpmr5/i_want_a_job_as_a_developer_heres_my_situation

Hut 8 Labs:
Coding, Fast and Slow Developers and the Psychology of Overconfidence
June 11, 2013 @ 12:16:24

There's an interesting post over on the Hut 8 Labs blog looking at overconfidence in developers and how it effects their estimations of the time it takes to get things done.

I'm going to talk today about what goes on in inside developers' heads when they make estimates, why that's so hard to fix, and how I personally figured out how to live and write software (for very happy business owners) even though my estimates are just as brutally unreliable as ever. But first, a story.

He talks about one of his own experiences about overconfidence and how he found a connection point in a section of a book with it as it talked about overconfidence. He talks about why you (we, as developers) suck at making estimates and how it should be less of a "how long to do it" question and more of a "how confident am I that I can do it" question. He points out that there are some situations where estimations don't suck - 0-12 hour tasks.

So what do we do? Just accept that all our projects are doomed to failure? That we'll have poisoned relationships with the rest of the business, because we'll always be failing to meet our promises? The key is that you first accept that making accurate long-term estimates is fundamentally impossible. Once you've done that, you can tackle a challenge which, though extremely difficult, can be met: how you can your dev team generate a ton of value, even though you can not make meaningful long-term estimates?
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Link: http://blog.hut8labs.com/coding-fast-and-slow.html

Adam Culp:
Developer advice
June 07, 2013 @ 10:13:39

Adam Culp has a great new post to his site sharing some of his thoughts and advice about advancing in a career in development for those that might feel a bit "stuck".

As the organizer of the SoFloPHP User Group I am often approached by entry to mid-level developers asking what they can do to advance in their career or become better developers. Of course I am nowhere near perfect but have been around long enough to get a few bumps and bruises along the way, so [this list] is what I usually share as some pointers.

Some of the things are PHP-specific, but a lot are just general good practices any developer should follow. His list includes things like:

  • It's okay to stay up late once and a while, but get some sleep
  • Track your time and get in the habit of knowing what you did with each hour
  • Certifications will not actually carry much value on your resume, so I would not make them a main focus.
  • Pick an IDE to use and learn it FULLY. I will not recommend one in this post, so explore and find one that fits how you want to work.
  • Always strive to make yourself replaceable. If you are replaceable you are also promotable, and you can go on vacation pain free.

He also suggests learning a few other tools like git (and github), a good IDE and having a "pet" full-stack framework. Check out the full post for more great tips.

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Link: http://www.geekyboy.com/archives/692

Francesca Krihely:
On the Developer Experience
May 03, 2013 @ 09:22:07

In a new post to her site Francesca Krihely starts looking at the developer experience - how developers relate to your service and product and what kinds of things you need to be doing to help engage them.

I had a great brainstorm a few weeks back with the members of the Developer Evangelists meetup on the topic of the User Journey, or as I'll call it now, the Developer Experience. The main problem we wanted to solve was how we convert new users into experts or awesoms users. In many ways, a Community Manager and/or Developer Evangelist is responsible for driving user adoption and making users successful, so this is a topic near and dear to all of our hearts. I walked away with three key things that help improve the developer experience: Great Product, Great Support and Empowerment.

This post talks about the first point - the "great product" - and notes that, if the product isn't useful and enjoyable to use, even developers won't bother with it. She also talks some about the need for quality documentation and how it can be seen as a sort of "marketing" to developers.

Work on making your product fit for an awesome developer experience. If you build it, they will come.
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Link: http://francescak.me/blog/2013/05/02/on-the-developer-experience

NetTuts.com:
HTTP The Protocol Every Web Developer Must Know - Part 2
April 29, 2013 @ 15:07:21

NetTus.com has followed up their previous article covering some of the basics of the HTTP protocol with this new post, part 2 of the series. They suggest that HTTP, the messaging format of the web, is the one protocol that every web developer should know.

In my previous article, we covered some of HTTP's basics, such as the URL scheme, status codes and request/response headers. With that as our foundation, we will look at the finer aspects of HTTP, like connection handling, authentication and HTTP caching. These topics are fairly extensive, but we'll cover the most important bits.

In this article, they talk about things like the HTTPS secure version of HTTP, server-side connection handling, identification/authorization and working with caching and cache control headers.

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Link: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-and-tips/http-the-protocol-every-web-developer-must-know-part-2

Engine Yard Blog:
Learning Rails (and Ruby)
April 11, 2013 @ 10:33:31

Davey Shafik, a long-time PHP developer and community member/speaker, recently had to learn Ruby on Rails for a project at work. He's shared some of the experience (from the perspective of a PHP developer) in a recent post on the Engine Yard blog.

I know PHP. I mean, I really know PHP. Not just the syntax, or the idioms and idiosyncrasies, but why. I can tell you why something works the way it does, under the hood; and I was probably around when the decision was made to do it that way. Thirteen years with any language is a long time. [...] Ultimately, it comes down to: Is it the right tool for the task? Because of this, ultimately when I come to write a web site, PHP is my tool of choice. Know thy tool well, and it shall treat you well. Then along came Engine Yard, and I was exposed to just a ton of fantastic engineers who happen to choose Ruby as their tool of choice.

His project was the site for the Distill conference Engine Yard is putting on in August. He lists a few "WTF" moments he came across when learning and creating the site with Ruby including issues with parentheses on metod calls, method naming rules, implicit returns and variations on control structures. He also talks about some of the other technologies used to power the site like OAuth and S3 for image uploads (via paperclip). He finishes out the post by wrapping up the experience and talking some about the benefits of getting outside your comfort zone and learning something wildly new (language or other technology) to give you perspective.

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Link: https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/learning-rails-and-ruby

Anthony Ferrara:
Becoming A Better Developer - Programming With Anthony
March 28, 2013 @ 12:37:32

Anthony Ferrara has posted his latest episode of his "Programming with Anthony" video series, this time he talks about becoming a better developer (hint: it's not about knowing everything).

In today's episode, I talk a little bit about what it takes to become a better developer. Nobody will ever expect you to know everything, but you better know how to find it...

You can watch the video either in his post or over on YouTube. He also has this and his other videos set up in a playlist if you'd like to see coverage of other topics like design patterns, iterators, dependency injection and prepared statements.

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Eran Galperin:
The Real Cost Of Software Development
February 01, 2013 @ 10:40:39

Eran Galperin has a new post to his site today talking about the real cost of software development, how it's more than just time spent hands-to-keyboard.

If you are a first-time entrepreneur and likely someone with little experience with software development, the chances of you successfully directing the development of a product on your own, are slim. [...] In software development, too often vision holders hand off a "vision document", i.e. "The Specifications", to a developer and expect him to translate it to the finished product they have in their mind. Most software developers or graphic designers are simply not fit for that role - they do not have the experience, skills or vested interest in transforming your vision to an actual product.

His examples revolve around the idea of outsourcing the development to another group, but a lot of the concepts still apply to in-house development too. He talks some about the idea of "you get what you pay for" when it comes to quality and how much you're willing to pay. He then gets into one of the hardest questions when dealing with development - how to find good developers. He mentions several things that need to be a part of that relationship like trust and good communication.

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Reddit.com:
Looking to move from senior to lead developer. What should I know?
January 30, 2013 @ 12:31:15

On Reddit.com recently, it was asked what kinds of things someone would need to know if trying to move from being a senior developer to a lead developer in their role. There's lots of answers - some serious, some not - but it's an interesting read.

I'm fairly confident that I am able to move into a lead developer role quite easily. I have worked in many places where the CTO was so incompetent that I've ended up doing a CTO's job as well as coding. Now I want to find a job where I can be a good lead developer. I might have some holes in my self-taught PHP knowledge, so what do you think I should know?

Some of the recommendations include:

  • "The lead engineer is not the smartest guy in the room. Sometimes you will know the right answer, but just telling people what to do won't always get the right results. Ask them how to solve problems and let them own it."
  • "It may be different where you are but I expect lead developers to be more of a 'lead' as in 'leader' than 'lead' as in 'best developer'. That is, you'll probably be expected to actually manage, delegate, and architect on top of your development abilities."
  • "The lead dev will guarantee the whole architecture of the application and the processes of development."
  • "If you, as a lead dev, are project managing then your employer is doing it VERY wrong."

Check out the full post for more discussion and to add your own thoughts.

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Francois Zaninotto:
Node.js for PHP Developers Series
January 23, 2013 @ 09:21:48

If you're a PHP developer and have ever wanted to branch out into learning another language, Node.js is a popular choice right now. To help you ease into some of the concepts that Node development involves, Francois Zaninotto has come up with his "Node.js for PHP Developers" series of posts (4 of them now, one previously mentioned here):

in each article he provides code examples showing "the Node way" versus "the PHP way" to do various things. It's a great little series and can definitely kickstart your Node.js knowledge.

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NetTuts.com:
20 All Too Common Coding Pitfalls For Beginners
November 12, 2012 @ 14:52:59

On NetTuts.com there's a great list of tips and things to keep in mind if you're a budding programmer - a set of common pitfalls to watch out for as you hone your skills.

Regardless of our current skill level, we all were beginners at one point in time. Making classic beginner mistakes comes with the territory. Today, we've asked a variety of Nettuts+ staff authors to chime in with their list of pitfalls and solutions - in a variety of languages. Learn from our mistakes; don't do these things!

The article starts off with some Javascript tips, but quickly gets into some more PHP specific things like:

  • Use Ternary When Appropriate
  • Use Guard Clauses
  • Keep Methods Maintainable
  • Avoid Deep Nesting
  • Don't Overuse Variables

There's also two "extras" thrown in more concerning general programming practices - using methods to represent actions and some basic code readability suggestions.

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Smashing Magazine:
Powerful Command Line Tools For Developers
October 30, 2012 @ 10:18:56

On the Smashing Magazine site today they've posted a list of powerful CLI tools that every developer should at least know about to help make their lives easier - six of them ranging from SSH tunnels to HTTP testing.

Good tools are invaluable in figuring out where problems lie, and can also help to prevent problems from occurring in the first place, or just help you to be more efficient in general. Command line tools are particularly useful because they lend themselves well to automation and scripting, where they can be combined and reused in all sorts of different ways. Here we cover six particularly powerful and versatile tools which can help make your life a little bit easier.

The tools they mention are all things you'd install on a unix-based system:

  • Curl
  • Ngrep (network packet searching)
  • Netcat (to work with network connections)
  • Sshuttle (SSH tunneling)
  • Siege (HTTP benchmarking)
  • Mitmproxy (capturing proxy, both HTTP and HTTPS)
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Michael Kimsal:
Things a web developer might need to know
October 29, 2012 @ 09:39:46

Michael Kimsal has a new post to his site with some recommendations for web developers as to the things they should know to do their job well.

The original question from was a 16 year old who's been doing some basic CRUD apps, but is getting bored and wanted to move on to 'real' development. There were some good replies, but few went in to the depth of detail that I think beginners are even aware of. Granted, this might scare off some, but for others it might give them some ideas about what's possible and what's involved in professional web development. I know I'm going to leave off some topics, so feel free to add on!

He touches on topics ranging from version control to performance and even a mention of mobile development. Each section includes a brief summary of the topic and some have specific topics to check out to help narrow things down to the important parts.

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Jacob Mather:
How to act like you (maybe actually) care about your work
October 09, 2012 @ 12:49:03

Jacob Mather has written up a (somewhat lengthy) post about things for developers to consider when wanting to improve at their jobs.

At Symfony Live San Francisco 2012, I gave a little talk. No, really. A little talk. Seven minutes. I'm not even sure I used all of it. That's not a lot of time, but I think I managed to at least provoke some thinking. At least I hope I did. Hmm. How do you act like you care about your work, as a developer?

He has the post broken up into several different categories including being involved in the community, continuing your education constantly, working with automation to make your day-to-day easier and what your real job is (hint, it has more to do with problems and less with code). He also includes a section with suggestions about dealing with coworkers of all different types - everything from management to designers.

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Reddit.com:
What would you consider to be 'advanced PHP skills?'
October 05, 2012 @ 12:56:26

On Reddit.com there's an interesting discussion going on about what's considered to be 'advanced skills' for a PHP developer to have.

I'm going to throw out here some potential advanced skills from off the top of my head - not at all a complete list.... PHP objects? PHP regular expressions? Frameworks? Security measures? Ability to use PHP to do cool things like recursive node walking of XML files? Use of third party libraries? Or would you add something else entirely? Just curious, because I'm looking for work and want to know if I can reasonably bill myself as having advanced PHP skills. Thanks for the input!

Responses cover a wide range of topics including:

  • the Zend Certification(s)
  • Clean, easy to understand coding practices
  • How to effectively test your applications
  • Addressing security concerns
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Miro Svrtan:
Starting/organizing a developer community ZgPHP meetup
September 19, 2012 @ 09:22:05

In a recent post Miro Svrtan talks about a PHP developer community he started up in the Zagreb, Croatia area, the ZgPHP user group, and some of the lessons he learned in the process.

The year 2011 was a great success for developer communities in Zagreb. Although mobile developers started in 2010 with Mobile Monday, web developers were a bit shy and Ruby developers started first, then python meetups started and in the summer few people urged/pushed me to start organizing PHP Meetups. Besides colleagues I did not know a lot of PHP developers so I needed to spread the word about it. Twitter was the first step and it paid off. With only a few retweets there were already 10-20 people interested.

The post talks about the growth of the group, things they wish they'd done better (like involving local companies) and their work to create a custom logo for the group. If you're in the area and want to find out more about the group, check out their main page.

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Troy Hunt:
10 lessons for uncultured web developers
September 10, 2012 @ 11:53:06

Troy Hunt has posted ten reminders for "uncultured web developers" out there to think about when they're developing applications for a world-wide audience.

What a lot of this boils down to is culture, or more specifically, lack of cultural awareness. I'm talking about making assumptions based on what a developer may personally hold to be true but in the broader global context is incorrect and often marginalises their audience. In the pursuit of a more globally harmonious online experience, let's take a look at 10 lessons relating to aspects of web development with a cultural bent. Some of this may not be new to you, but all of it is relevant if you want to play nice with people from all cultural walks of life.

Among the list of his ten tips you'll find things like:

  • Firefox and Chrome command 91% of the market
  • Almost always, 8/7 comes before 7/8
  • Country code top level domains give context
  • Time zones matter (and they're not universally understood)
  • Don't deprioritise your international audiences

Check out the rest of the list in his full post.

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Community News:
All Your Base Conference - Databases for Web Developers
September 10, 2012 @ 09:14:55

John Wards passed along some information about an upcoming one-day conference happening in Oxford (UK) during the end of November (the 23rd), a conference aimed at developers but talking mostly about database both server and client-side - the All Your Base Conference.

The All Your Base Conference is a database conference for web developers. It's a one day affordable, single track conference exploring noSQL, RDMS and client-side database solutions. There will be a keynote from the creator of MySQL Monty Widenius and talks from developers from Github, Heroku, Adobe, Mozilla, 10Gen, Basho and Twitter.

The full price tickets are £125 but you can play a game on their site for a £10 discount (only before October 1st though, it expires then). You can get more information about this event from the conference's main website.

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7PHP.com:
Interview with Ian Barber, Developer Advocate with Google+
September 10, 2012 @ 08:50:48

On 7PHP.com today they've posted the latest in their series of PHP community interviews - this time it's a chat with Ian Barber, a developer advocate for Google+.

In this edition I talked with Ian Barber @ianbarber who is a developer advocate for Google+. Ian has been working with PHP for Virgin in the UK and has an amazing run of experience in the PHP world; delivering presentations at a number of conferences - his recent talk entails "Building a Firehose" at [PHP Tek 12 @mtacon].

In the interview Ian answers questions about:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • What he considers the good/bad parts of PHP
  • The tools that he uses for his development
  • Which user group he's a part of
  • Some of the things he's learned being a part of the PHP community

You can read the rest of the interview here.

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Reddit.com:
PHP now, as an outdated developer
August 31, 2012 @ 09:55:56

In this recent post to Reddit.com, the author recounts some of his past experience in technology and the steps he's taken along the way to improve himself. He's at a loss now, though, and wants recommendations for what to do next (a familiar situation for many):

I started 12 years ago designing websites. back then the fun and the complexity were playing with css, javascript and dhtml. [...] So right now i need some advice because im kind of lost facing so many possibilities. I want to learn the MVC approach, but i think that doing it by learning a different language (like ruby) will help me to increase my knowledge and being able to work with CI, Cake, Zend or Symphony more naturally. What should i focus first? web design tools? frameworks? mobile programming? NoSql databases?

Responses so far talk about things like using version control, even just in personal projects, the usefulness of Ajax/modern Javascript, more advanced CSS techniques, SOA and some framework suggestions to fill the MVC desire.

Do you have a recommendation on what'd be a "next good thing" to learn in the current web development world? Share it here!

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Fortrabbit.com:
BETA survey results
August 28, 2012 @ 11:19:54

Fortrabbit.com has conducted a survey of developers world-wide about what kind of platform, tools and software they use in their development work. They've posted the results to their site today, the answers from about 160 different developers.

We have asked our readers a few questions on their PHP workflows, hosting and tools. We are very curious about this, because we want to build the best PHP PaaS for dev guys.

Some of the highlights from their findings include the large share of Zend Framework use, the predominant use of git for deployment, MySQL still being the database of choice and multi-stage deployment (environments) are a preferred setup. You can see the full results here [pdf].

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Pádraic Brady:
PHP Security Default Vulnerabilities, Security Omissions & Framing Programmer
August 27, 2012 @ 10:05:13

In this new post (and this related article) Pádraic Brady shares some of his opinions about default security languages should provide and the Secure by Design principles.

Odd though it may seem, this principle explains some of PHP's greatest security weaknesses. PHP does not explicitly use Secure By Design as a guiding principle when executing features. I'm sure its in the back of developers' minds just as I'm sure it has influenced many if their design decisions, however there are issues when you consider how PHP has influenced the security practices of PHP programmers. The result of not following Secure By Design is that all applications and libraries written in PHP can inherit a number of security vulnerabilities, hereafter referred to as "By-Default Vulnerabilities".

He focuses on what he sees as a responsibility of those creating the language to either default to a more secure architecture or provide information as to why their choices could cause problems. In the extended version of the post, he talks about some specific issues that the language has including SSL/TLS misconfiguration, openings for XML entity injection attacks and limited native filtering for cross-site scripting.

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Phil Sturgeon:
Understanding Circumstance
August 22, 2012 @ 10:15:08

Phil Sturgeon has a new post to his site today comparing a few different types of developers and discussing language/tool zealots among them (and a plea for tolerance and understanding).

What is it you do as a developer? As I see it in web dev there are a few different types: Hobbiest, Client Web Dev, Distributed Application Devs, Web App Developer (SaaS) and Corporate Dev. What do they all have in common? They're all using some sort of language to make some sort of system for somebody somewhere. That is about the last connecting factor that most of us developers actually share. [...] The crazy thing here is that most developers who are in a situation where they can use whatever system they like, often end up picking a specific tool and using it to death. This is ridiculous, as every developer should use the best tool for the job.

He talks a bit about each of the different categories of developers and where he sees their place in the world of development. He points out some of the restrictions of each type of position (required technologies, dependencies, etc) and comes to his point about their choices:

The point I am trying to make in all of this, is that while you might have really strong opinions about what language, framework, version of the framework or version of the language you use, EVERYONE has a totally different situation to you.
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/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 18 Pull Requests Welcome
August 20, 2012 @ 12:09:16

The latest episode of the /Dev/Hell Podcast has been released - Episode 19: Pull Requests Welcome:

This week on /dev/hell is "let's talk about arguments Chris got into on Twitter" week. Most of the discussion revolves around how we interact with users, both developer-types and average joes.

You can listen to this latest episode either via their in-page player, by grabbing the mp3 directly or by subscribing to their RSS feed.

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Programmers.StackExchange.com:
How can I test PHP skills in a interview?
August 16, 2012 @ 11:35:38

In this recent post to the "Programmers" area of the StackExchange site, the user asks the community for help in testing a PHP developer during the interview process to asses their level of knowledge accurately.

My company needs to hire a PHP developer, but nobody has PHP knowledge in my company and we find difficult to test for PHP skills. If it were a C/Java developer I would ask him to write a quick implementation of the Game of Life, but PHP is a completely different language. I saw this test with interest. Anyone else has more suggestions?

There's several other suggestions made touching on a wide range of evaluations including:

  • Security concerns (like SQL injection)
  • Debugging/Profiling
  • Framework experience
  • Good overall development skills
  • And inks to other similar questions
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Laura Thompson:
The dark craft of engineering management
August 08, 2012 @ 09:44:21

Laura Thompson has a new post to her site about the "dark craft" of engineering management and of her thoughts as to why it's as much a "craft" as writing the actual code.

Why is management a craft? It's a craft for the same reasons engineering is a craft. You can read all the books you want on something but crafts are learned by getting your hands in it and getting them dirty. Crafts have rough edges, and shortcuts, and rules of thumb, and things that are held together with duct tape. The product of craft is something useful and pleasing.

She goes on to fill out her description of what it really means to manage a development group including providing devs with the resources they need to master the subject and allowing them the autonomy to solve problems without having to be involved in every decision. You can read the rest of her thoughts here.

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DeveloperDrive.com:
6 Ways Web Developers Can Damage Thier Career
July 30, 2012 @ 08:14:28

In this new post to the Developer Drive site today, they share six things that you, as a developer, can do to hold you back in your career (or development growth in general).

The web development industry is one that is always growing because of how we use the web. No longer do we expect the Internet to simply host a digital pamphlet for a business. The expectations nowadays are for a site to be rich with content, provide the means for visitors to interact and be dynamic in every interaction. With the demand at an all time high, freelance web developers may think that there is little they could do to harm their career. Unfortunately, there are many ways that people in this industry sabotage themselves when it comes to their career.

Among the things they recommend avoiding are practices like clinging to older technologies, failing to network with other developers and market themselves and forgetting why you were hired in the first place.

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Reddit.com:
What does the day-to-day look like for a LAMP developer?
July 03, 2012 @ 13:13:13

In this recent post to Reddit.com, a "solid novice with PHP" asks the community for some insight into what the day-to-day life is like for an average LAMP developer.

I wanted to hear from someone who does LAMP development for a living, What does your work day look like? That is to say that, I have no idea what the responsibilities for a LAMP developer look like. Are these people putting together entire websites on various platforms (wordpress, joomla, whatever)? Are you simply doing backend work (setting up databases, working with tables, etc)? All of the above?

The comments on the post talk about things like:

  • The differences between the "startup" and "business" life of a typical developer
  • Sympathy over some of the debugging methods in PHP
  • Technical issues
  • Working as a lone developer
  • The variety of skills needed
  • Discussion of specs and system architecture

What's your average day like? Share it here!

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Zend:
Results from "Zend Developer Pulse" 2012 Survey Posted
June 27, 2012 @ 11:13:25

Zend has published the results of their "Developer Pulse" survey for 2012 - the product of a survey of over three thousand developers across the PHP community.

The summer 2012 edition of the Zend Developer Pulse™ survey shows that PHP is gaining prominence as a cloud application development language of choice. The combination of speed and ease of use enables developers to build and deploy PHP-based cloud applications quickly: more than half the developers surveyed indicated that the apps they are developing today are destined to be deployed in cloud environments.

You can view the full results of the report in this PDF which touches on topics like:

  • Developing in the cloud
  • Working with APIs
  • Versions of PHP developers are using
  • Tools & best practices
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CodeDevelopr.com:
50 Web Developer Documentation Manuals You Need To Know About
June 25, 2012 @ 11:55:11

The CodeDevelopr.com site has posted a handy reference list of 50+ guides and manuals that can make looking up those key facts easier.

This is a list of over 50+ Documentation Manuals and Guides for Programmers, Web Developers, and Web Designers. I will actively update this list with more Manuals as I come across them. If you would like something added, please leave it in the comments section below. Over time it will become more refined and better organized and in return, more useful so please bookmark and share with your friends.

Linked resources include:

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Chris Roane's Blog:
Options for Building a Website from a Developers Perspective
June 25, 2012 @ 08:28:27

Chris Roane has a new post to his blog outlining a few different options web developers today have for creating new websites or applications - static, custom, framework-based or CMS.

Over the years I've built many different types of websites. These range from being a few pages, to being very customized with advanced features. I've learned there is no clear definition in the best way to create a website. But I do think there are advantages and disadvantages to pursuing different methods. This article takes an analytical look at each option. Let's take a closer look at the different approaches in building a website.

He includes a brief summary talking about each method and mentions things like benefits and downfalls of the approach and what can be involved in their development.

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Job posting:
Fruux Seeks PHP Developers (Münster, Germany)
June 04, 2012 @ 08:00:57

Company Fruux
Location Münster, Germany
Title PHP Engineer (m/f)
Summary

We are looking for great PHP programmers. There's many ways to put this, so we'll keep it simple: If you love developing in PHP, you're aware of the latest trends and you have enough experience under your belt, you may well be what we're looking for. You'll get to work on scalability problems, work with new technology, such as Silex, Composer, LessCSS and Backbone.js. You won't be working on browser compatibility all day, but there is a front-end component. You must be willing to relocate and legally allowed to work in Münster, Germany. We can help with work visas, if required.

Responsibilities:

  • Working on any part of the stack, including:
  • Create web or mobile applications using primarily PHP.
  • Work on the DAV / REST service layer.
  • Implement web interfaces using HTML5, LessCSS, and Backbone.js / jQuery.

Requirements:

  • Plenty of LAMP experience.
  • A solid grasp of web security.
  • Great to have: An active GitHub account.

To apply, submit your information here

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Nerdery Blog:
Minnesota PHP User Group (May 2012 Meeting) Recordings
May 18, 2012 @ 08:02:01

On the Nerdery blog today there's a new post about the recent Minnesota PHP User Group's latest meeting where the topics were "When SQL Meets Developers" and "Message Queues & Distributed Job Processing".

In their May meeting, the Minnesota PHP User Group heard two talks on "When SQL Meets Documents" [above] and "Message Queues & Distributed Job Processing" [below]. MNPHP meets once a month at The Nerdery's office in Bloomington.

Both of the presentations were recorded - you can find the videos over on Vimeo: SQL Meets Developers and Message Queues.

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Job Posting:
Wikimedia Foundation Seeks Senior Software Developer (San Francisco, CA)
May 18, 2012 @ 07:22:40

Company Wikimedia Foundation
Location San Francisco, CA
Title Senior Software Developer
Summary

Be a part of a newly forming team that will be tasked to entice new authors to Wikipedia. You will create responsive UI-driven software components in a highly iterative environment to support user engagement experimental features for Wikimedia websites using JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP.

Some of the projects you'll work on:

  • Develop new experimental editor engagement features for Wikimedia sites.
  • Extend MediaWiki software to support new experimental features.
  • Participate in periodic technology meetings for design, development and testing of experimental features.
  • Scrum master for development team.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of web development experience, including front-end development (JavaScript/jQuery/HTML5/CSS3), and server-side development using PHP/MySQL.
  • 5+ years experience with rapid iterative software development processes, ability to quickly grasp requirements, derive UI workflow and develop functionality.
  • Experience deploying code into high transaction volume production environments.
  • Experience with A/B testing, cross-browser testing, debugging.
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies such as Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP). ScrumMaster training preferred.
  • Familiarity with version control systems/continuous integration tools (we use Git/Gerrit/Jenkins).
  • Must be able to meet aggressive timelines, iterate rapidly, and switch rapidly across multiple projects.
  • Strong communication skills: Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; have strong written and oral communication skills as well as be able to collaborate easily within a cross-functional team.
  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field preferred.

Extra Points if you have:

  • Experience with MediaWiki and other open source PHP-based content management systems
  • Experience in the Wikipedia community
  • Experience contributing to a major Open Source project
  • Understanding of free culture / free software /open source
  • Experience working with online volunteers.
  • Experience with wikis and participatory production environments.
  • Good sense of humor
  • Being creative, highly motivated, hard-working and ability to work effectively in multiple cultural contexts are great assets
  • Comfortable working in an open, highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment

Please provide URLs to any existing open source software work you may have done (your own software or patches to other packages) if possible. We'd love to see what you can do!

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 482 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Available in more than 270 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 to manage the operation of Wikipedia and its sister projects. It currently employs 130 staff members. Wikimedia is supported by local chapter organizations in 38 countries or regions.

To apply, submit your information here (Jobvite)

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Job Posting:
RealPage, Inc. Seeks PHP Developer (Carrolton, Tx)
May 03, 2012 @ 13:40:53

Company RealPage, Inc.
Location Carrolton, Tx
Title PHP Developer
Summary

We're looking for a PHP developer that is a motivated, creative, critical thinker with a great sense of humor. This position is part of a fast-paced marketing team and is responsible for maintenance and development of our public website. This position includes maintaining existing Joomla and WordPress systems, adding new features and enhancements to them as needed and managing integration with marketing automation software and CRM (Salesforce and Marketo). Ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of Open Source Systems (Joomla and WordPress), CSS, MySQL, SVN, jQuery, Javascript etc., have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Will work with Internet Development Team to meet technical expectations and goals
  • Will have responsibility for one or more technical aspects of development
  • Maintain project timelines and identify obstacles prior to critical deadlines
  • Will be responsible for training other team members as necessary
  • Will create documentation for internal team members
  • Will maintain the Company's social media sites
  • Will identify and recommend where new technologies may be incorporated

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Undergraduate degree in Marketing or Computer Science and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong PHP 5 Skills
  • Solid HTML, CSS, MySQL, and Javascript Experience
  • Solid Open Source CMS framework experience (Joomla and Wordpress Expert)
  • jQuery/AJAX experience
  • Experience working in a repository/version environment such as GitHub or SVN
  • 5+ years in the IT industry and a good understanding of the full life cycle of development
  • Social Media platform experience
  • Familiarity with SEO principles
  • Integration with marketing automation software and CRM (SalesForce and Marketo)
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated interest in, knowledge of, and enthusiasm for Internet technologies
  • Strong business acumen and desire to deliver service excellence to customers
  • Must be self-motivated and have strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Must be able to succeed in a dynamic team environment and be open to overtime when necessary

Contact: Kelly Williams at RealPage, Inc. email: kelly.williams@realpage.com

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Voices of the ElePHPant Podcast:
Interview with Eli White
April 24, 2012 @ 11:43:02

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released their latest episode, another interview with a member of the PHP community. This time it's a chat with Eli White of MojoLive.

Cal's three questions for Eli are:

  • What advice do you have for managers that want to hire a remote developer?
  • Of the three work experiences (US Gov't, Startup, Enterprise) which did you like the best and why?
  • With all of the resume sites out there [...] why did MojoLive go into this space and what makes it different enough to stand out?

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page player, downloading the mp3 or subscribing to their feed

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PHPMaster.com:
6 Extra Skills Every PHP Developer Should Have
April 09, 2012 @ 08:22:01

On PHPMaster.com today there's a new article with six things that they (well, Daniela Baker) thinks every independent PHP developer should know and have in their arsenal.

PHP development is hot right now, but there are also lots of people in PHP development. If you want to make it as an independent PHP developer you've got to know more than just PHP. Here are six other essential skills you need to succeed as a PHP developer.

Her list of six is made up of:

  • JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Knowing What You Don't Know
  • Business Communication
  • Business Finance
  • Project Management
  • Networking

Really, independent or not, these types of skills/knowledge can help any developer out there to see the bigger picture outside of just their code, out to what the business is doing.

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PC World:
How Etsy.com Grows in a Unique Fashion
April 03, 2012 @ 09:08:08

Over on the PC World site, there's a new article posted about Etsy and its development practices and how it "grows in a unique fashion" because of them.

The Etsy staffers are also completely serious about their work, and these two features they share in common with their customer base, who are tying to earn side money, if not pay the rent, by designing the hand bags, walking sticks and hand-made chocolates that have made Etsy famous in the artisan and sustainable business scene. [...] The quality model for Etsy is cutting edge, but not unique. New developers are expected to push code to production on day one. That's not commit code, but push it to production.

The article gets into some of the technology they use there at Etsy (including NodeJS, Nagios and, of course, PHP), the atmosphere they try to maintain, how they do their code deployment and how they conform to various regulations, security and privacy concerns.

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Paul Jones' Blog:
Interview Tip Avoid Mentioning PHP Frameworks
March 20, 2012 @ 09:26:19

Paul Jones has offered a tip he thinks will help you in future interviews for a software development position - don't mention frameworks.

If the job description does not mention "Framework X," you should probably avoid answering that you use "Framework X" to solve the problem presented to you by the interviewer. If I ask you to perform a simple task, such as parsing a string in a well-known format, saying "Framework X does that for me" is likely to be seen as a negative. You should be able to do the simple things in PHP itself (e.g. parsing strings).

He points out that, as someone currently in the interview process, he is frustrated by the fact that some developers rely so heavily on the functionality that frameworks give them that they don't know how to do some of the most basic tasks outside of them.

Saying that you use a feature of "Framework X" for simple things is a negative. It sounds like you're dependent on that framework for basic tasks. That means we (the employers) will need to train you how to do it without that framework, and that's a hassle for us.
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Henri Bergius' Blog:
Open Advice (Book)
March 19, 2012 @ 10:16:36

If you're into Open Source software (doesn't matter if you're new to it or an old hand), you'd do well to check out the book Henri Bergius has posted about - that he also contributed to - "Open Advice - FOSS: What We Wish We Had Known When We Started".

As quoted from the LWN review of the book:

Open Advice is a book that will be helpful to those who are new to FOSS, but, because of the individual voices, styles, and tones, it doesn't read like a "how to". It could even be recommended to those who aren't necessarily interested in contributing, but are curious about what this "free software thing" is all about.

It contains real experience from real developers that work on FOSS projects with chapters titled:

  • "Code First"
  • "University and Community"
  • "Love the Unknown"
  • "Quality Assurance"
  • "Good Manners Matter"
  • "Stop Worrying and Love the Crowd"

The book is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-SA) and can be downloaded in multiple formats - ePub, mobi, PDF and paperback, if you prefer that.

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John Conde's Blog:
My experience seeking employment as a PHP developer
February 14, 2012 @ 10:07:08

John Conde has shared some of his recent experience when he began job hunting as a PHP developer. If his experience is any indication, it's clearly a good time to be a (qualified) PHP developer.

I created my profile on monster.com on a Monday and made it public that night. The following Tuesday morning my telephone went nuts and my email inbox blew up with recruiters reaching out with positions that I was "perfect for". Over the course of the next week and a half (not including weekends) I spent 10-12 hours a day receiving and returning phone calls, and reading and responding to emails from recruiters.

He received calls from all over the country as well - "apparently experienced PHP developers are in short supply". He points out a few things he found interesting about the search like the fact that unit testing was never listed as a requirement (or even a "plus") in descriptions, only a few descriptions talked about memcache and that PHP wasn't the language over half of the employers were looking for.

He also shares a few hints for those looking for jobs right now, things to add to your resume or look for as far as skills most in demand:

  • Have experience with frameworks
  • Joomla was very commonly being used so being familiar with it is definitely a plus
  • Have sample code to show your coding skills
  • There's more to the world then PHP
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Zend:
Zend Takes The Pulse Of Developers In The APP Economy
January 12, 2012 @ 12:56:15

In this new press release Zend has announced the posting of the results from their "Zend Developer Pluse" survey - a survey taken of developers world-wide about their habits, preferences and desires.

Zend Technologies addresses [the question of how a new demand for a new generation of apps] in Zend Developer Pulse, a new survey series that takes the pulse of a vibrant community of developers from around the world. The company's first developer survey conducted in late November 2011 offers insights on emerging technology and career trends captured from 3,335 respondents. The findings are summarized in a report now available at [http://www.zend.com/topics/zend-developer-pulse-survey-report-0112-EN.pdf].

The press release mentions some of the details from the survey including that 66% of developers will be working with mobile app development projcts, that next-generation UI deveopment scored high in skillsets, there was a strong interest in cloud development and that there's been a strong rise in the need for PHP development skills in the last year.

You can read the entire report here.

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7php.com:
Building Your PHP Geek Cred To Publicly Be An Awesome PHP Developer
January 06, 2012 @ 08:50:12

On the 7php.com blog Khayrattee Wasseem has a few suggestions about how to "build your geek cred" as a PHP developer - suggestions of resources and things you can do to get more involved in the language and its community.

If you've read the PHP|Architect Magazine - March 2011 Edition, you have surely enjoyed the nice article by Jason Austin (a PHP developer from Raleigh, NC) titled "Good PHP help is hard to find". Jason talks about 'the why' and 'the how' to distinguish yourself as a qualified PHP Professional from the crowd. And the way to do that is: "You have to build your geek cred". I think he did a brilliant job with the article.

Some of Khayrattee's suggestions include (each rated with a number of "cred points"):

  • Get certified with recognised certifications like the Zend Certified Engineer program
  • Start a PHP meetup group near you
  • Sign up to attend PHP conferences around the world
  • Blog about PHP { have a blog dedicated to it }
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Hasin Hayder's Blog:
Getting comfy with PhpStorm - one of the best IDEs so far!
January 02, 2012 @ 15:07:03

Hasin Haydertalks about "getting comfy with PHPStorm" a relatively recent addition to the IDE ranks for PHP.

I am a big time fan of Netbeans and I left it a few days after it's release of 6.7. It was so good, heavenly, yummy but I had to leave this old pal because of it's extreme hunger to the available resources. [...] I left Netbeans and started using PhpStorm. I have a company license and I am glad that I made this move. I am not going to preach PhpStorm in rest of this article, but what I will do is sharing my experience with PhpStorm.

He goes through a list of his favorite things about the IDE - its speed it operates at overall, great Javascript/HTML intellisense, version control integration, less resource intensive and that it costs less overall (and comes from a "developer friendly" company).

If you're interested in trying out PHPStorm for yourself, you can find a demo at http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm.

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NetTuts.com:
Ten New Year's Resolutions Every Web Developer Should Make
December 27, 2011 @ 13:20:05

NetTuts.com has posted their list of what they think should be New Year's resolutions for every developer:

In less than a week, we'll be in 2012. I know it's a cliché, but where has the year gone? Naturally, we're now at the time of year when folks set goals for the new year. While you might have some goals for your "real" life, how about a few resolutions for your developer life?

Suggestions include:

  • Get Better At What You Know
  • Engage the Community
  • Take Better Care Of Yourself
  • Use Better Programming Practices
  • Take a Break
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Zend:
Zend Reveals What Music Will Keep Developers Productive (and Happy) This Holiday
December 21, 2011 @ 10:06:59

In a new press release to their site, Zend teases at some of the results from their Zend Developer Pulse survey. In these results, they share what music developers prefer (according to the survey) for when they're developing.

The survey showed that as much as 86% of developers listen to music while coding. Of the major music genres, 42% of developers said they prefer coding to music of the rock/pop variety.

The results also included the top artists, some "guilty pleasure" choices and some of the least popular artists. The full results of this survey will be coming out in January 2012, giving a "developer perspective" on the current state of the industry, technology in general and their career.

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Elizabeth Naramore's Blog:
PHP Internals, Let's Chat About the Future!
December 05, 2011 @ 13:56:07

Elizabeth Naramore, host of the "Future of PHP" webcast series for EngineYard has put out a call for PHP internals developers inviting ones that would like to chat a bit.

Consider this a call to the PHP Internals team. We've been doing a series of panel discussions over at Engine Yard about PHP-related frameworks and where they are going in the future, but one important piece that's missing is the discussion about the future of the PHP core. [...] If you're a core PHP contributor and you want to voice your opinion in a friendly panel discussion about where you'd like to see PHP in 5 years, then I'd love to chat with you and include you in the discussion.

So, if you've worked on the internals of the language and would like to be in on the discussion, let Elizabeth know by dropping her an email that you're interested!

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PHPClasses.org:
Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 18 - The Debate on Remote Work for Web Developers
December 02, 2011 @ 12:55:25

On the PHPClasses.org site they've posted the latest episode of their "Lately in PHP" podcast. This time the focus is on a recent article that was posted to the site about finding good developers by looking in the right place.

The recently published article on attracting talented Web developers by offering remote job positions raised an interesting debate on the challenges, advantages and disadvantages of this way of working. This debate was the main topic of discussion of the episode 18 of the Lately in PHP podcast with Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert, who were joined by César Rodas. César is a top PHPClasses contributor that has been working remotely for several years for companies around the world.

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page player, by direct download or by subscribing to their feed.

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PHPClasses.org:
Talented Web Developers Are Easy to Hire, Employers Are Just Not Looking Right
November 30, 2011 @ 09:57:05

A new post on the PHPClasses blog today suggests that good, talented web developers are actually pretty easy to find, you just have to look in the right places.

Once in a while, we hear company managers and recruiters complaining about how hard is to find talented Web developers that are willing work for them. The problem is that they are not looking right. Not only there are plenty of talented Web developers out there, they are easy to find, and many of them are available for hire.

The key point in his "easy to find developers" argument is simple - be open to telecommuting. Too many companies shun it because of the lack of control it brings to a group, but it also shuts down so many possibilities. He offers a few of his own reasons for the hesitation: the need to see the employee frequently, security concerns and trust issues. He also includes a few of the success stories of PHP community members who telecommute including Eli White, Ernani Joppert and Arturs Sosins.

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Kevin Schroeder's Blog:
Connecting to the Zend Developer Cloud with PHPStorm
November 21, 2011 @ 09:15:27

A few days ago Kevin Schroeder showed how to connect the Zend cloud services with the Zend Studio IDE. In this new post he shows how to connect another popular IDE - PHPStorm.

Just because you want to use the Zend Developer Cloud at phpcloud.com doesn't mean that you necessarily use Zend Studio. While I may wonder why you don't use Zend Studio ( :-) ) I know there are a lot of other good IDE's on the market and an IDE like PHPStorm might suit how you do your development.

He walks you through the whole process, complete with screenshots - creating the project on phpcloud, cloning your git repo there, configure PHPStorm for deployment (via SFTP) and set up a little path mapping.

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Anthony Ferrara's Blog:
Becoming A Better Developer
November 09, 2011 @ 08:54:27

Anthony Ferrara has a new post today on his blog with some things he think you can do to become a better overall developer (and not just in PHP). He shares six things from his own experience to help answer this question.

One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is "How can I become a better developer?" I think that it's a very good question to ask that deserves a good response. But how can you respond to something like that? Becoming a better developer depends so heavily on past experience (where to grow), interests and rationale (why do you want to grow), that it's really hard to answer without a fair bit of discussion. This post reflects my experiences from both my own growth and the growth that I've seen in others.

The things on his list are pretty simple, but they're easy to forget in your day to day development life. Things like being motivated to better yourself, gaining confidence in your abilities, sharing your knowledge and/or becoming a mentor to developers with less experience than you. Interestingly enough, this last one can sometimes teach you a little something about you and your processes too.

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Kevin Schroeder's Blog:
The Curve of Talent
October 12, 2011 @ 12:54:41

Kevin Schroeder has posted about an idea he recently came across (in this article) called the "Curve of Talent". Kevin's post expands on the idea and makes it a bit more relevant to the "how can I be a better developer" question asked quite often.

I get asked, quite frequently, about how people can be better programmers. Why they're asking me, I have no idea. But what I usually tell them is to be curious and be creative. Waste time. Now, I don't mean "wasting time" by playing Quake (one of the best adrenaline-based games of all time), I mean taking time to learn new things and try new things... sometimes without permission and sometimes before or after normal work hours. (Though not ALL the time. If you always are working you have priority issues).

He recommends working on side projects - ones where you can be free to explore new technologies and ideas that might not fit in the confines of your day to day work. The article from Eric Paley talks about "C level performers", people who may or may not have the experience, but just can't seem to make things happen. Kevin's recommendations can help you break out of this "C" mold and get on the path to not only better yourself as a developer but also make you more equipped for future projects.

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Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems' Blog:
ProTalk - Audio/Video Tutorials for PHP Developers
October 10, 2011 @ 11:28:45

As mentioned in this new post to her blog Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems and Kim Rowan are starting a new project to provide audio and video recordings of tutorials specifically targeted towards PHP developers - ProTalk.

We feel that video and audio recordings have been an underrated medium for too long. We believe they actually provide an excellent vehicle for getting your ideas across and can be a more effective means of learning for beginners and professionals alike than the written word. Slides are great also, but so much of the message is lost without the speaker's narration to guide you through. We know there are conferences that record the talks and we'd like to centralize all this content at ProTalk for easy access to everyone that is interested. Another important thing to emphasise here is that we propose to create a community-driven site. We will create, manage and maintain it, but we'll need a regular flow of content and that's where you come in!

To get the ball rolling, they're looking for feedback on a few questions - do you think the PHP community could benefit from this, would you be willing to contribute and any suggestions on how the site should work/what it should offer.

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Lorna Mitchell's Blog:
PHP Developer at a Python Conference
September 28, 2011 @ 09:58:37

Blurring the lines of the usual conference scene, Lorna Mitchell has posted about her experience at a Python conference as a PHP developer (and a speaker at that).

A few weeks ago, while attending the delightful OggCamp, I was approached by someone asking me to speak at PyConUK. Well ... I'm a PHP developer, but as with most PHP developers, we just like good shiny tech and aren't religious about any particular language. So I instantly said yes and then started to worry what I was letting myself in for!

She mentions being happy for attending if for nothing else than that it allowed her a look at technology outside of the usual PHP bubble. The event featured session on topics ranging from music production on linux, the Nanode project, accessibility and Lorna's "Careers in Open Source" presentation.

Attending conferences/events that apply outside of your own community can lead to some great things. Be sure to poke your head up now and again and take in the bigger picture - there's more than just one language (or sets of technology) out there. Jump in and learn from them, even if you're just a beginner.

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Agile Toolkit Blog:
How to Earn Money with Open Source?
September 27, 2011 @ 11:14:18

On the Agile Toolkit blog today there's and interesting article with a slightly misleading title - "How to Earn Money with Open Source?" It talks less about strategies of how to monetize your open source project and more about how other projects are doing it and why a good core team is important.

OpenSource is an amazing phenomena, but how safe open-source projects are? Would commercial project be safer over the community-supported project? Frameworks can't exist without their core team and In this article I look at how different PHP frameworks are supporting their core developers.

He talks briefly about the need for a good, solid group of core developers on a framework (or really any product) to provide a stable foundation if a product was created with it. Four projects are mentioned - Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, Symfony and Agile Toolkit - and why, because of the backing they have from a company and a large group of developers (and contributors) they're not "yet another framework" that'll disappear over time.

Making new frameworks is fun, however, if you share framework with others, be responsible about the support. Make realistic goals and try to have a plan for a next few years. If you are the author, think who will support the community when you decide to move on.
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PHPClasses.org:
MODX A CMS Framework Designed with PHP Developers in Mind
September 23, 2011 @ 13:56:52

On PHPClasses.org there's a new article talking about a CMS that's "designed with developers in mind" - MODX, technically a "content management framework".

If you have ever wrestled with trying to create a custom Web site using a CMS that made you jump through hoops to get the desired output, you should definitely check out MODX, a CMS framework designed from the ground up with Object Oriented Programming PHP developers in mind. Read this article to learn more about MODX CMS framework and how you can easily use it to build your own content management system customized to your needs.

The article introduces you to MODX and shows you (briefly) how the MODX manager works to help you create a site quickly and easily through simple configuration options and content creation. He also talks about "chunks", template variables, plugins/extras and xPDO - their abstraction layer for database connections.

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Marco Tabini's Blog:
Suggestions for a younger developer
September 14, 2011 @ 08:54:33

In a new post to his blog Marco Tabini offers some quick advice to younger developers looking to make their mark in their profession (PHP-related or not). He shares five tips to keep in mind as you hone your process and write your code.

Every now and then, I get asked by developers who are just getting started in the trade if I have any suggestions to help them out - favourite language, tips and tricks, and the like. None of these things matter, really, but there are a few things I wish I had known when I started out that have nothing to do with the mechanics of software development.

His tips each come with a paragraph or so of explanation:

  • Be humble
  • There is no magic
  • Programming is a craft, not an art
  • Software solves problems
  • Code doesn't leave sawdust
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Court Ewing's Blog:
How PHP is Broken and How It Can Be Fixed
September 01, 2011 @ 08:44:22

Court Ewing has a (slightly inflammatory) post to his blog that shares some of his opinions on why he thinks PHP is broken and a few thoughts on how it could be fixed. He's edited the article since its first publishing to include some clarification of his original ideas.

Before getting into the original post, I wanted to a comment made in his edit with an apology for the original post coming across as more of an "irritated user" than an unopinionated observer.

PHP's development process has been broken for a long time, and the failures of that process have swelled since the first ripples began to appear many years ago. [...] This is no surprise given the very fluid history of PHP though, and the lack of any sustainable processes may have even been one of the key things that allowed PHP to evolve so quickly into one of the most used programming languages in the world. But that early success doesn't make the PHP development process any less broken.

He covers a few points where he has issues with the PHP project including the release management, test coverage and recent issues with bugs in releases. He gives suggestions on how things could be made better - a detailed release process, a voting process for new features and a emphasis on good code and tests in the core. He also notes that he thinks more contributors in the mix isn't the solution. While it's encouraged to join the project, he suggests that the current core development group are the ones that should work the hardest on making things better.

Be sure to check out the comments for some great responses from the PHP community - both for and against the statements from the original post.

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Kevin Schroeder's Blog:
The best developers hit F5
August 26, 2011 @ 10:42:50

Kevin Schroeder has a suggestion for developers out there - you should hit F5 more often:

The best developers hit "Refresh"? No. Well, yes, but that's not what I was referring to. F5 is what you hit in Zend Studio/PDT to "Step Into" during a debug session. A LOT of developers just look at an API, or code completion, write to it, commit, deploy and they're done. I have found that the best developers not only build to the API, whatever it is, but also watch the API at work.

In his opinion, he's never met "the smartest PHP developer", someone who couldn't learn something from stepping through someone else's code. You don't even need to fully know what's going on to catch helpful bits of code or new ideas you may not have thought of along the way. He also suggests conferences (like ZendCon) are an excellent place to pick these same things up, just in person.

Having been asked what people can do to become better programmers, I would respond by saying that hitting F5 would be pretty high on my list.
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RubySource.com:
Confessions of a Converted PHP Developer Namespace Superhero!
July 29, 2011 @ 12:43:50

RubySource.com has posted another in their "confessions of a converted PHP developer" series (more here) with a new article comparing namespacing between the two languages.

The moment you start writing code that grows beyond a few classes, you start to realise that you need a way to group files and logic. While this is easy to do, it can become quite difficult to ensure that you have class names that are unique and don't end up accidentally clashing with other classes in your own code, or classes in other people's code that you are using.

He talks about PHP's namespacing, a relatively recent addition, and how pre-5.3 "pseudo-namespacing" was done through class and directory names with autoloading. He compares this to Ruby's module support that provides a sort of built in namespacing support. He includes a multiple namespace Ruby example and shows how to nest modules for even more fine-grained separation.

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Web Species Blog:
Virtual Machines for Web Developers
May 17, 2011 @ 13:06:35

Juozas Kaziukenas has suggested an alternative to the usual "how to set up a web server" tutorials and methods for developer environment. He suggests that maybe virtual machine images are the way to go.

There are millions of articles on how to setup LAMP setup on your own machine to allow developing websites locally. I think this is a wrong approach as running server programs in one's computer creates a lot of potential problems. Better approach for this would be to use Virtual Machines as they allow bigger flexibility and fewer headaches when something goes wrong.

He talks about a few of the advantages to the approach and some of the performance gains you'd get from having your environment local like that. He points to VirtualBox as a good potential solution and some tips on working with the local server as if it was remote.

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Job Posting:
FireScope Seeks Experienced Web Application Developer/Manager (Dallas, TX)
April 26, 2011 @ 16:19:00

Company FireScope
Location Dallas, TX
Title Experienced Web Application Developer/Manager
Summary

Flexible hours, great pay and a fun atmosphere awaits the ideal candidate for this position.

Fun, dynamic software development company in North Dallas looking to hire an experienced web applications developer on a contract-to-perm basis.

The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in the following:

  • PHP (experienced with Object and Class PHP methods) (5 yrs+)
  • Applications project lead experience - includes managing project lifecycle from concept, requirements gathering, development .. through testing.
  • MySQL - must have experiences with complex queries, store procedures. (3 yrs+)
  • JavaScript - Advanced Scripting, AJAX, JQuery
  • Linux (Red Hat)
  • HTML
  • XML/XSLT

Ideal candidate must be able to self-manage for multiple tasks, able to adapt to changing circumstances and have 3-5 years direct experience in business web application development. Must be able to work well alone or as a team.

Please submit your resume as soon as possible. Position is 30 day contract-to-perm.

Applicants must be US citizen or be able to prove legal work status

Please send resumes to careers@firescope.com Subject: PHP Developer Position

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Kenny Katzgrau's Blog:
Why PHP Was a Ghetto
April 14, 2011 @ 14:37:39

In a recent post to his blog Kenny Katzgrau talks about why PHP was a ghetto (both on the quality front and the public perception) but how things have turned around and the language is being perceived as stronger all the time.

I was talking with the Co-founder of a pretty cool start-up in DUMBO the other day about why the non-PHP development world generally has such disdain for PHP and the community surrounding it. He brought up an interesting point that stuck with me, largely because I hadn't heard it before. [...] He didn't say the actual language was poor - he said it was the general culture surrounding the language, which is usually iconified by a language's founder, that seems to encourage bad practices. That is, PHP code bases tend to be hacky and unmaintainable.

He goes through a few things in PHP's past including the influence that Rasmus Lerdorf has had from the beginning and how the "pizza-faced adolescent years" of PHP have been a big part of the problem. Because of its past, PHP had been considered a "ghetto" but with recent improvements like encouragement of coding standards, full-stack frameworks, great unit testing tools and the same low barrier for entry, the language is gathering its strength and moving away from its past into something new.

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RubySource.com:
Confessions of a Converted PHP Developer Ugly Code
April 13, 2011 @ 13:12:02

On RubySource.com there's a recent post with a bit of a confession from an ex-PHP developer who's moved over to Ruby about some of he is experiences in making the shift and why he's a convert now.

I've been a PHP developer for nearly a decade, and in January this year I started developing in Ruby. While initially a sceptic, I'm now a convert - and I'm here to share my experiences with you. [...] I'd like to think of myself as a fairly good PHP developer, and the idea of moving to Rails was both scary and exciting. [...] In Ruby's defence, these are frustrations that are well made up for with the delights of finding out how easy other things are to do - and any learning process has its frustrations.

He compares a bit of code that would take a list of email addresses and pull out the domain parts of each, grabbing only the unique ones. He includes some PHP code (using anonymous functions in PHP 5.3) to get the job done and compares it to the Ruby method that's a bit more fluid and readable. He talks about some of his frustrations during the learning process of creating code like this and includes his steps as he evolved through it.

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Keith Casey's Blog:
Developer Smackdown #46 on Community
April 11, 2011 @ 12:14:52

In a new post to his blog Keith Casey links to a Developer Smackdown (episode #46) that he participated in while down at SXSW in Austin.

Last month I attended SXSW for the third time. In addition to having a good time and meeting up with friends & colleagues, I had the chance to be a guest on Developer Smackdown to talk about Community and the similarities and differences between them in the PHP and .Net Communities.

You can listen to the recording here - "Unicorn Rhinos, Mexican Martini's, and 2 My Style Community Tacos" - (note, it's on the long side and unfiltered) where Keith and other community members talked about their respective technologies and communities.

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David Behler's Blog:
Dev-Box Virtual Machines for Developers
March 08, 2011 @ 09:17:14

David Behler has provided a complete guide to helping you get a development virtual machine instance up and running quickly complete with Apache, PHP, MySQL and Samba shares to access your files.

I know that no server is like the other and you might still run into some problems due to different library versions and so on, but you gotta admit that two Linux servers have way more in common than a Linux and a Windows server. So in this post I'll tell you how to setup your own VM with all the libs you need. Even if you haven't worked with Linux before, you should be able to follow this tutorial/example easily.

He uses an image from thoughtpolice as the base and walks you through every step of the way. He shows you how to log in as root, update all packages and start installing the software you'll need (all via apt-get). There's even a sample Samba configuration file you can use to get started. The end result of all of this setup can be found in this image too.

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 8
February 24, 2011 @ 11:03:59

Cal Evans has posted the eighth tip in his six-tip series (but who's counting) about how a client can coordinate better with a developer and make a better relationship for the project. In this new tip, he suggests that the client "own it".

No, I'm not talking about own it as in Point 7 - "Do your part", I mean make sure that at the end of the project, you own the project, not your developer.

He mentions two of the aspects you, the client, will need to worry about once the last line of bug free code has been committed and delivered. Be sure that you own the domain name for the project and have a clear understanding of any intellectual property concerns that might come up (what codebase is it built on, who owns the code - client or developer, etc).

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Smashing Magazine:
Upcoming Conferences and Events for Designers and Developers in 2011
February 15, 2011 @ 10:42:03

Smashing Magazine has posted their latest Upcoming Conferences list for the events happening in March through August of 2011.

We're well into 2011, and many designers and developers around the world are planning their travels for the year, including the possibility of attending any Web design or development conferences. To help you out with your plans for the upcoming months, we've put together a list of conferences and events that you might want to consider. This particular post covers events taking place in about a six month timeframe that ends in late August and early September.

Their list includes PHP-related events such as the International PHP Conference and events surrounding many other technologies like Ruby, Photoshop, MySQL, Javascript and lots of other more business-minded sort of events. Check out their full list to see which ones you might want to attend.

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Rafael Dohms' Blog:
Problem Solving technique #1 Taking a mental break
February 07, 2011 @ 12:08:44

Rafael Dohms has posted a new tip for developers (and really anyone else that has to concentrate on mentally challenging tasks all day) that could sometime help you break through that wall you've hit in your code - take a mental break.

Developers are modern day artists whose masterpieces are not hung on walls but stretched out thin on web servers all over the world, yes that is very poetic, but I really try to look at developers as artists and puzzle solvers. [...] A different activity, to most its the simple act of going to get coffee or water, taking a stroll outside in the fresh air, some like sports, some like games.. everyone has their escape valve.

He gives an example of a friend (Chester) who, when he hit a mark he just couldn't pass, turned to a set of lego blocks to help clear his mind. The subconscious mind kicks in as you preoccupy the conscious and a lot of times the answer floats up to he top with little or no effort.

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 7 (bonus!)
January 28, 2011 @ 08:31:51

Cal Evans has snuck in a seventh part of his six-part series looking at what you, the client, can do to help make the relationship and contract between you and your developer better. This new post talks about doing your part.

robably the second most common reason I've seen projects fail is because the client fails to live up to their commitments. No I'm not talking about hitting your payment milestones, I'm talking about delivering your content.

Without everything they need to get the job done, the developer(s) cannot hit the marks you both laid out in the contract. Show them that you're committed to the project by delivering your side of things too.

Don't be the reason that it misses it's delivery date. Also, don't expect your developer to work extra hours to get the project back on schedule just because you failed to meet your obligations.
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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 6
January 26, 2011 @ 12:51:31

Cal Evans has posted the final point in his "Six Ways to be a Better Client for your Developer" series seeking to make the client/developer relationship more stable and enjoyable for both sides. This latest tip involves the paperwork part of the relationship.

Good fences make good neighbors just as good contracts make for good developer/client relations. At the very least your agreement with your developer should contain a complete description - in non-vague terms - of each feature to be built as well as a paragraph description of the overall project.

He emphasizes that, if the feature or change is not included in the documentation from the start, it's not a part of the project. Making assumptions on vague definitions will only cause problems down the road, so be specific in what you want.

If negotiating the contract with your developer is a hassle, consider it your last opportunity to walk away and find another developer.
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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 6
January 24, 2011 @ 10:08:33

Cal Evans has posted point number five of his six ways that a client can do their best to work with the developer(s) on their project (and get the most out of the relationship). This next point deals a subject considered by some to be a bit uncomfortable - money.

Let your developer know up front how much you have to spend, don't make them guess. They know what they can build projects for and letting them know up front helps them decide what tools to use and even whether they can afford to take the project or not.

He recommends the client ask for references and check them before committing to the developer and how close they came in the past to the goal budget. They should understand that, once the initial price and design is agreed upon, changes should be handled separately - no one-off requests squeezed in at the last minute. Hitting a moving target is asking for trouble.

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 4
January 21, 2011 @ 14:31:52

Cal Evans is back with the latest part of his "Be a Better Client" series of posts focusing on how the person asking for the work to be done can interface with those doing the work more effectively. This time his recommendation is about deadlines.

Regardless of whether it is a large or small project, don't set one final deadline, set regular milestones. If it' a week-long project, figure out what will be delivered each day and set daily milestones. Larger projects will have them spaced out more but either way, make sure that you have them at regular intervals and that all major deliverables are assigned a milestone.

He points out that a single deadline only does one thing - lets the project know when to be done. It shows absolutely no progress along the way. Milestones are much more effective at this.

Make sure your developer is reporting back to you on a regular basis. At the very least you should have a status meeting at each milestone to make sure it was hit. For larger projects you will need meetings between the milestones to make sure the project stays on track.
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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 3
January 19, 2011 @ 12:53:24

Cal Evans has posted his third tip for clients wanting to have a better relationship with the developers on their project. This new tip talks about the balance between suggestions and "being sold" on technologies.

To balance Point 2, make sure your developer fully understands the problem and has put thought into it before actually proposing a solution. If, in the first meeting they propose a solution, especially a pre-packaged solution like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, exit the building in a calm and orderly manner. In these cases they are selling you the solution they know, not the solution you need.

He suggests that you tread carefully when it comes to software choices and don't blindly follow the suggestions handed to you. A little research is all it takes to see if their proposal is actually a good fit. Ask a lot of questions and really think about the answers before moving on.

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 2
January 17, 2011 @ 13:28:19

Cal Evans has posted the second part of his series targeted towards clients contracting developers and how they can both get the most out of the relationship and work with them the best way possible (part one is here).

Look, if you could do this yourself, you would. The fact of the matter is there is just no such thing as "I *just* need a shopping cart." Do you have any idea how complex a shopping cart is? Even modules for things like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla require setup and proper configuration.

He suggests to the client that they don't assume the technology they might need (unless they know exactly what it is). Don't start things with "I need " - you're paying the developer for a reason. You are the one that knows the problem to be solved, let them worry about the technology.

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SixRevisions.com:
10 Things You Can Do to Become a Better PHP Developer
January 17, 2011 @ 11:57:55

On SixRevisions.com there's a recent article aimed at the new to mid-ranged PHP developers out there (with some good refreshers for the seasoned developers) about ten things you can do to become a better PHP developer.

In this article, I'll share with you ten things I wish I was told when I was just getting started with PHP development, and I'm hoping you'll be able to learn a thing or two if you're just taking your first steps into this awesome web development language.

Suggestions that made their list include:

  • Use PHP Core Functions and Classes
  • Create a Configuration File
  • Always Sanitize Data That Will Go into Your Database
  • Don't Over-Comment Your Code
  • Use a Good Source Editor to Save You Time
  • Connect with Other PHP Developers

Be sure to check out the comments for more great suggestions from other developers.

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Job Posting:
SoftLayer Seeks Software Engineer - Interface Development (Dallas, Tx)
January 14, 2011 @ 09:59:28

Company SoftLayer
Location Dallas, Tx
Title Software Engineer - Interface Development
Summary

The Software Development team is challenged with solving complex problems that will advance our business to the next level. We build the most innovative systems in the industry using the latest technology to deliver creative solutions for our customers.

We are looking for talented software engineers with experience working with Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies to build scalable web experiences of exceptional quality. The goal is to build innovative new interfaces to advance customer experience at SoftLayer to the next level.

If you are a talented developer who seeks responsibility, thrives when empowered, and understands the importance of personal accountability, then we would like to talk with you. As a member of the SoftLayer team, you have the opportunity to directly impact the continued success of the company. We strive to make SoftLayer a place where you want to be - a place where you are proud to work and where you are motivated to produce the best results possible.

  • Implement rich user experience concepts and designs using appropriate presentation technologies
  • Design, develop, and implement Object Oriented PHP applications in SOA environment
  • Actively participate in a collaborative, results-oriented environment with a diverse technical team striving to deliver incremental value with high quality.

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years professional programming experience
  • Expert knowledge of PHP 5 Object Oriented Programming, JavaScript, CSS
  • Proficient in using Ajax and JSON/XML data interchange formats
  • Experience building rich user interfaces using jQuery or related JavaScript framework
  • Experience with Zend or similar MVC framework
  • Experience in building new applications from scratch in a "greenfield" environment
  • Must be able to collaborate with a team to manage and deliver assigned projects with limited supervision
  • A positive attitude and willingness drive projects to completion in a fast moving environment
  • Experience in a wide variety of web and development tool technologies

Education and Certifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, and/or demonstrated industry experience on similar successful projects Technical Requirements (i.e., demonstrated proficiency with ... )

About SoftLayer
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company's world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply today.

For more information or to submit your resume, please see the career section of our website at http://www.softlayer.com/about/careers/

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 1
January 14, 2011 @ 09:51:28

Cal Evans has started up a new series of posts to his blog today, flipping things over from the usual developer-centric perspective most people take and looking at the client instead. In this first part of the series he looks at the first of six ways you can be a better client to your freelance developer.

You and you alone are the vision keeper for your project. You have to convey the problem that needs to be solved without specifying how it is to be solved. Work with your developer to make sure they understand you as you describe the problem. [...] Don't assume that the developer will understand industry jargon or acronyms. Just because it's clear to you doesn't mean that it is clear to them.

Communication is a huge key when dealing with any developers, freelance or not and Cal's suggests that not only is everything laid out clearly, but there's also no stone unturned on things like features and goals for the project.

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Job Posting:
Company Confidential Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
January 11, 2011 @ 13:56:24

Company Company Confidential
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

Our client is an incredibly successful organization in the digital media sector. They are enjoying ongoing growth. As such, they require a Senior PHP Developer.

Being a highly motivated and dedicated professional with an exceptional commitment to excellence while understanding the importance of being a team player is paramount in your being successful with our client. Your mandate is to take part in the programming activities for the various projects related to the development of web applications.

Job Description

  • Execute web page development with XHTML/CSS/JavaScript/AJAX;
  • Contribute to the development with object oriented programming (PHP5);
  • Work comfortably with MySQL;
  • Diagnose and repair problems/bugs;
  • Design, develop and draft functional specs as required during the development process;
  • Carry out complementary tasks to your day-to-day responsibilities.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor in computer science or any other pertinent training;
  • Over 5 years experience in web programming;
  • Experience in working with MySQL, or MS SQL, HTML and PHP 4 or 5;
  • Experience in Flash and Action Script (asset).
  • Excellent team player.
  • French or English, however bilingualism is an asset.

To apply or for more information, contact Robert at atr.employment@yahoo.ca

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Job Posting:
HowStuffWorks.com Seeks UI Developer (Atlanta, GA)
January 11, 2011 @ 09:25:15

Company HowStuffWorks.com
Location Atlanta, GA
Title UI Developer
Summary

This position will author web applications using PHP, mySQL & Javascript and maintain said software in keeping with our architectural standards. The right candidate will be at the forefront of social media implementation on various sites within the department purview.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops new software and works on various associated development tasks in accordance with pertinent established standards under a team leader.
  • Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and PMs
  • Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested
  • Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate
  • Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required.
  • Monitor bug tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary.
  • Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA,Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management.
  • Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  • Mentor less senior developers
  • Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.
  • This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years PHP and object oriented programming
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms.
  • Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration
  • Willingness and ability to write documentation, including but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases.
  • Ability to read and understand code written in a variety of technologies:
  • Including: PHP (OO) JavaScript (OO), mySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Fundamental understanding of mySQL.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Preferred Skills:

  • Javascript (OO experience preferred)
  • CSS1, CSS2 and knowledge of individual browsers implementation
  • Familiarity with W3C recommendations
  • A strong grasp of current browser technology with an eye towards the future
  • Understanding of differences between web image formats
  • Basic understanding of typography, colors and layout
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Unix experience
  • Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standard

Preferred Skills:

  • Front end design with back end experience
  • JQuery experience
  • Social media integration (OpenGraph, etc.).
  • Database design and optimization experience
  • Architecture experience
  • Design Patterns
  • Experience with enterprise level caching

To apply please use this link as well as email Brian Gibbins at bgibbins@howstuffworks.com

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Zend Developer Zone:
What is your project's Bus Factor?
January 05, 2011 @ 12:47:29

In this new post to the Zend Developer Zone Cal Evans asks open source projects and companies alike - "what's your bus factor?"

In a previous job I had it was the "Beer Truck" factor (you can see where our heads were) but the common term these days is Bus Factor. Put simply, it's your projects exposure to the risk of key members disappearing tomorrow. To be crude if your project can't survive a key member of your project being hit by a bus tomorrow then you have a very high "Bus Factor".

He points out that it's not just an open source problem, but something that companies should take into consideration as well. Technology groups are especially bad about having single developers consistently working on certain parts of a system. If the time comes that that developer can't do the work (bus, leaves company, etc), how much of an impact will that have? Cal suggests a few ways that it can be avoided including spreading the work around a bit more, moving developers to places in the codebase they don't know and avoiding the "black boxes" created by certain developers.

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Job Posting:
Company52 Seeks Web Developer (Telecommute)
January 05, 2011 @ 07:45:52

Company Company 52
Location Telecommute
Title Web Developer
Summary

Job Description

  • Develop and maintain web applications according to project specifications and professional best practices.
  • Submit accurate daily time reports on business activities.
  • Help direct junior team members while accepting direction from senior team members; participate in code reviews and other professional improvement practices.
  • This is a telecommute position. The candidate will work from home or other remote space. Frequent phone calls are to be expected, so the remote space should be quiet and free of distractions during such calls. Occasional travel to meet with clients or other team members in person may be requested.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years recent continuous experience in professional (paid) application development with PHP 5, preferably in team environments.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience with a mature MVC framework (such as CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Zend, or Solar).
  • At least 3 years of experience working with MySQL databases. Preference will be given to those who have additional experience outside of MySQL.
  • At least 2 years experience working with Javascript libraries (jQuery preferred) and AJAX applications is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Subversion or another version control system
  • In addition to the above areas of experience, experience in any of the following are preferred:
    • Enterprise-level applications
    • Scaling large web applications
    • Social media applications
    • Mobile applications
    • Affiliate, internet marketing, or network marketing applications
    • Customizing Wordpress, ExpressionEngine or Drupal applications
    • Customizing Magento or other e-commerce applications
    • Interfacing with PayPal, Twitter, or Facebook APIs
    • Oracle, SQLite, PostreSQL, Memcached, or "no-SQL" databases
    • Languages other than PHP, such as Ruby, Python, Perl, Erlang, or C
    • Formal software development methodologies
    • Adobe Flash, Flex and/or AIR application development
    • Able to produce semantic, lightweight, accessible, and maintainable web pages from Adobe Photoshop designs
    • Cross-browser compatibility issues

Education and Certifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or Information Systems is preferred but not required.
  • Zend Certified Engineers are given preference.

Technical Requirements (i.e., demonstrated proficiency with ... )

  • Object-oriented PHP 5, advanced SQL (esp. MySQL), and Javascript
  • Database schema design and normalization
  • Software development best practices (including PEAR coding standards, code hygiene, design patterns, and unit/integration testing)
  • HTML/XHTML/HTML 5, CSS 2/3, web standards, and accessibility
  • XML, AJAX, REST, and other API-related technologies
  • Web application security threats and secure software development practices
  • Familiarity with Apache server operation and configuration
  • Familiarity with Unix-like operating systems (Linux, BSD, Mac OS X) at the command line, including SSH, text editors, and other tools

Personal Requirements

  • Because this is a telecommute position, a very high level of responsibility and trustworthiness is required, demonstrated by continuous communication with team members on the current state of assigned work. This requires both the ability to operate independently *and* the ability to work with others as a team.
  • Regardless of technical ability, personality must fit the company culture; in particular, we prefer "humble but direct." Honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness are paramount.
  • Commitment to delivering a high-quality work product within the necessary constraints of time and other resources.
  • Able to think critically and take action based on business needs; analyze data, interpret results, and recommend alternatives.
  • Motivated to accept stated and explicit client problems as their own, and to uncover unstated or implicit problems that require solutions.
  • Strong work ethic, on-time performance, and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both with clients and team members).
  • Proven ability to self-manage and prioritize among multiple projects when given proper context and direction.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; able to find creative solutions to unfamiliar or difficult problems.
  • Take initiative for professional development, eagerness to learn.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Matt Blackwell at matt@company52.com

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Chris Hartjes' Blog:
Twitter Asks Continuous Integration Landscape for PHP Developers
January 03, 2011 @ 10:02:01

In another of his "Twitter Asks" series of posts, Chris Hartjes takes a look at continuous integration in PHP applications and some of his choices/personal preferences when it comes to the technology to use.

For those not familiar with the concept of Continuous Integration, I can sum it up with one very glib phrase: it lets you break your code before you buy it. By this I mean, when combined with other programming practices like automated deployment and Test Driven Development, you get a chance to see if the code you've written *today* breaks anything you wrote *yesterday*.

He points out some of the major advantages to having a continuous integration (CI) system set up for your application or site including the biggest - knowing your code is broken before it even gets released. He talks about various deployment/CI tools he's seen including phpUnderControl, Xinc and Hudson (with his preference falling on the last). He doesn't get into the setup of the tools much - each application's setup is different anyway - but he does give an overview of how the process flows in his sample build. One of the keys is having good tests to support the application. Only with those set up will you know when things are badly broken.

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Reddit.com:
Less obvious PHP tricks?
December 29, 2010 @ 11:17:10

On Reddit.com there's a recent post with a question about some of the lesser known PHP tricks that other developers might have picked up out there. The post has pulled in quite a few suggestions including:

  • Using predefined interfaces
  • The streams API
  • Defining constant defaults
  • The speed differences in reading parts of arrays
  • Boolean attribution

There's also a full discussion on closures/lambdas that no "features" post on PHP would be complete without. Have some tips to share? Add yours to the post too!

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Zend Developer Zone:
Book Report You Want to Do What with PHP?
December 29, 2010 @ 09:08:37

On the Zend Developer Zone today Cal Evans has posted his review of a book by Kevin Schroeder called "You Want to Do What with PHP?", a look at some of the less commonly used PHP functionality in action.

You Want to Do What with PHP?" isn't your usual PHP book. I am guessing that even advanced PHP developers don't have a book like this on their shelves as I've never read one that covers quite this variety of material. Kevin talks about a lot of topics that we politely call "Edge Cases" for PHP developers. [...] This book guides you through building things like your own stream handler, asynchronous operations and my personal favorite, writing Daemons in PHP.

Cal covers both the good and the bad about the book. Among the things lacking are no real "ease into it" introduction and a debugging chapter that feels like an ad for Zend Studio. On the good side, the book provides a enterprise-level developer with a whole new toolset they might not have tried out before.

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Stas Malyshev' Blog:
On PHP features
December 27, 2010 @ 09:58:39

Stas Malyshev has a new post to his blog points out the post he made over on StackExchange asking developers what features they'd like to see in upcoming versions of PHP (with over 70 people responding).

Corollary of that is that some clever tricks are better left not done and some cool things may not look that cool when you have to deal with the consequences. That being said, I think there are many cool things yet to be done in PHP. So, I've posted a poll on Programmers.StackExchange site about what people want to see in PHP. I know people regularly post on PHP lists about that, etc. but I think SE crowd would be somewhat different from what is found on PHP internal lists, so it would be interesting to see what people's wishlists for PHP are.

Among the suggestions on the list there's things like: named parameters, an effort to make PHP more truly OOP, better Unicode support - even a working parser someone created to address some of the common concerns about the language. It's good to see some commentors coming back at some of the suggestions with their own opinions too.

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Joshua Thijssen's Blog:
Tutorial how to manage developers
December 24, 2010 @ 14:42:10

Most developers have heard of "The Joel Test" to help improve the quality of their software and the processes surrounding it. Joshua Thijssen has taken this one step further and created his own set of questions to act as a test for software development managers to make sure they're doing the right things for their group.

This post is not so much for developers as it is for the managers and bosses from those developers. As you probably know by now, managing software engineers (or programmers) is not an easy task. They just don't like to play by the rules you always took for granted. Why is that? Why are those pesky programmers too hard to handle? Why is it so hard to sit down, write code and shut up??

The questions are yes/no and, at the end of the test, your questions will be assigned to points from 0 to 12. Here's just a few of the questions (they all come with summaries to help you understand what its asking):

  • Do you work with lenient working hours?
  • Do you give enough time for planning?
  • Do you enforce an IDE?
  • Are your programmers in the loop?
  • Do you have enough distraction for programmers?
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StackExchange.com:
What features would you like to have in PHP?
December 20, 2010 @ 14:24:39

Over the weekend Stanislav Malyshev asked a question on the StackExchange.com Programmers section as an open request to all of those working with PHP - what features would you like to have in PHP?

Since it's the holiday season now and everybody's making wishes, I wonder - which language features you would wish PHP would have added? I am interested in some practical suggestions/wishes for the language.

By practical he meant something that's possible, something that doesn't make PHP "not PHP", a change that would require breaking existing code and something that doesn't change the language or some "interesting aspect" of it. There's some interesting responses ranging from the completely coherent out to some ranty things like "I wish PHP was designed properly". Handy things like named parameters, dereferencing, syntax tweaks to make things more readable, unicode support and lots, lots more. Take a look at the full post and maybe contribute your own if you have some great ideas.

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Mayflower Blog:
JavaScript Pitfalls for PHP-Developers
December 09, 2010 @ 10:56:26

On the Mayflower blog there's a new post talking about some of the common pitfalls for PHP developers that are starting their work with the front end Javascript language.

If we take a look at our current job advertisement, these knowledge is still important, but also skills in JavaScript are asked and strongly desired. If you wonder why JavaScript is so popular at these times, my answer is quite simple: The browser is no longer a stupid instrument to view some static websites on the internet- the browser turned into an (Web-) Application Platform that provides more content then plain text.

They start by comparing some of the data types common between the two (with most things on the Javascript side ending up as an object). They also talk about the fact that arrays are not (technically) arrays like PHP developers think of them. They finish it off with two more common problems PHP devs have when making the move - looping through arrays and "the thing with the semicolon".

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Yahoo Developer Network:
'Tis the season for developers' calendars
December 06, 2010 @ 15:36:16

On the Yahoo Developer Network a new post talks about some of the developer "advent" calendars that have popped up around the web - including the PHP Advent.

Christmas is upon us. Developers are embracing the spirit of sharing their knowledge and wisdom, while taking the opportunity to look back and recollect what 2010 brought us in terms of new technologies and ideas. A number of "advent" calendars started posting their blog-a-day-till-Dec-24th. Here are some for your reading pleasure while you kick back with a glass of wine by the fireplace.

Also on the list are: the 24 Ways (general web dev), the Perl Advent, Web Performance Calendar and the HTML5 Advent. Be sure to check out the comments for more calendars!

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Job Posting:
UJA-Federation of New York Seeks PHP Web Developer (New York, NY)
November 18, 2010 @ 07:58:17

Company UJA-Federation of New York
Location New York, NY
Title PHP Web Developer, Information Technology Services
Summary

Position Summary:
The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm's way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people's lives.

UJA-Federation is looking for a PHP web developer to work on in-house projects to extend our website built on Open Source technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, documentation and maintenance of applications
  • PHP development with extensive responsibilities in object-oriented paradigm, MySQL, and GD libraries
  • Web development, including cross-browser compatibility, XHTML, CSS, security, JavaScript, and XML
  • MySQL skills, including writing complex queries, troubleshooting, and optimizing
  • Experience in developing with MVC frameworks
  • JavaScript development in jQuery and prototype
  • Collaborate with other technical members on the development of application and systems

Prior Experience, Skills, and Education

  • B.A. required
  • Software-engineering background, including experience in software-development methodologies, best practices, and industry-standard design principles
  • One to three years of experience in developing websites or online web applications using object-oriented PHP5 and MySQL for data back end
  • Experience with SilverStripe CMS framework is a plus
  • Experience with Zend framework and Linux skills, including work with SVN for source control, is a plus
  • Ability to quickly diagnose issues and define and propose optimal solutions to technical issues
  • Excellent problem solving, organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented

EOE. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. If interested, e-mail your resume and cover letter to jobs@ujafedny.org with "PHP-WEB" in the subject line.

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Anna Filina's Blog:
Developer Community Where to Start? - Part 1
November 12, 2010 @ 13:23:06

On her blog today Anna Filina takes a look at developer communities (the first part of a series) - what they are, seeking them out and how you can make your own contributions.

So you have never been involved with a developer community before. What is a community? How do you find one? What can the community do for you? There are as many answers as there are communities. Everybody runs it in his own way.

She talks about communities that share passions, ones that are based on a certain area (city, state, etc.) as well as the different sort of events they might have, both social and educational. She also notes that, because of the way that several developer groups work, there's really not that much expected of the members. This doesn't mean you shouldn't want to help out, but there shouldn't be pressure about it. Her next article will talk more about the last point - starting a community if you can't find something near you.

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Job Posting:
GoDaddy.com Seeks PHP Developer (Phoenix, AZ or Denver, CO)
October 13, 2010 @ 14:51:42

Company GoDaddy.com
Location Phoeniz, AZ or Denver, CO
Title PHP Developer
Summary

We are looking for a well-rounded engineer with a solid foundation in software engineering and the ability to think through complex problems to join our WebMail and Productivity Applications team. If you thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy working with cutting edge technology working to define and deliver complete solutions, then we want to see your resume.

What does the job entail?

  • Coding, unit testing and integration testing
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Developing and deploying transactional, scalable systems, with strong attention to detail.

Do you have what it takes?

  • 3+ years experience in software development
  • Solid academic background - business, engineering or I/T related degree preferred (additional experience may substitute)
  • Strong Object Oriented PHP skills
  • Good understanding of design principles
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong Understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (AJAX, JSON, DOM)
  • Experience and understanding of cross browser compatibility issues
  • Experience with Apache and PHP Extensions
  • Comfortable at the command line
  • Solid UNIX background
  • SQL knowledge and relational database design
  • MySQL specific skills a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels within the organization

Additional Skills (Not Required)

  • Basic understanding of C and open source development tools (make, gcc, gdb, etc.)
  • Experience with Smarty Template Engine
  • Experience with NuSOAP and PHP SOAP
  • Experience in a mixed operating system environment
  • Thorough understanding of HTML standards and documents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regular expressions
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD and life coverage for all benefit eligible Go Daddy our Customer Care Centers
  • Exceptional 401(k) plan where you are vested after 1 year for the company match
  • Employee Appreciation Initiatives - team building activities and recognition

Why work for us?

  • 007 recipient of the Arizona Business Leadership Award
  • Domain Name Wire -- Best Registrar Award - 2010 Go Daddy was voted "Best Registrar" in the Domain Name Wire annual survey for a fifth consecutive year.
  • "Best Places to Work in the Valley" 2004 - 2009 - For the sixth consecutive year, Go Daddy is ranked as one of the Valley's Best Places to Work.
  • Domain Name Wire -- Best Registrar Award - 2010 Go Daddy was voted "Best Registrar" in the Domain Name Wire annual survey for a fifth consecutive year.
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - 2009 - For a fourth year, Deloitte has ranked Go Daddy as one of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.
  • Go Daddy Charitable Work - Go Daddy's philanthropic works support a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to such causes as domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters, and more.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Chad Wege at cwege@godaddy.com

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

fo@phpdeveloper.org

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Job Posting:
Discovery Communications, LLC Seeks Web Developer (Atlanta, GA)
October 06, 2010 @ 13:22:06

Company Discovery Communications, LLC
Location Atlanta, GA
Title Web Developer
Summary

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT RELOCATION IS NOT BEING OFFERED FOR THIS POSITION ***

This position will author web applications in accordance with functional specifications and maintain said software in keeping with our architectural standards.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develops new software and works on various associated development tasks in accordance with pertinent established standards under a team leader.
  2. Participates in code reviews as needed and as assigned by their respective project team leads and PMs
  3. Reports time and work effort progress to PM and team leads according to established company standards and/or as needed and requested
  4. Provides input into project technology issues and direction to their respective project team leads as appropriate
  5. Ability to accurately render level of effort estimates based on information known at the time that estimate is required.
  6. Monitor bug tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  7. Ensure that the sanctioned project and development process are followed and note exceptions as necessary.
  8. Participate in meetings with other personnel, including QA,Product, Architecture, Publishing Operations, and management.
  9. Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  10. Mentor less senior developers
  11. Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.
  12. This position requires successfully independent collaboration and with others both internally and externally with other departments
  13. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years PHP and object oriented programming
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a minimum of 5 years software development experience in relevant development languages and technical platforms.
  • Ability to work independently to finish tasks of medium duration
  • Willingness and ability to write documentation, including but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases.
  • Ability to read and understand code written in a variety of technologies:
  • Including: PHP (OO) JavaScript (OO), mySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Fundamental understanding of mySQL.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Required Skills:

  • Javascript (OO experience preferred)
  • Design Patterns
  • Database design and optimization experience (2 years)
  • Architecture experience (2 years)
  • Team lead experience (1 year)
  • CSS1, CSS2 and knowledge of individual browsers implementation
  • Familiarity with W3C recommendations
  • A strong grasp of current browser technology with an eye towards the future
  • Experience with enterprise level caching
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Unix experience
  • Apache
  • Understanding of differences between web image formats
  • Basic understanding of typography, colors and layout
  • Willingness to adapt to the company coding / formatting standard

Apply at: https://careers-discovery.icims.com/jobs/2510/job

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Job Posting:
National Geographic Seeks LAMP Web Developer (Washington, D.C.)
September 21, 2010 @ 22:08:09

Company National Geographic
Location Washington, DC
Title LAMP Web Developer for ActionAtlas.org
Summary

We are looking for a top-tier PHP, CSS, MySQL developer with at least 10 years of in-the-trenches experience in the LAMP environment to work on a dedicated 6 month basis, with the possibility of extension. This motivated and committed developer will be a part of site and project that has the capacity to make a real difference in the world.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A PHP guru
  • Skilled in CSS and cross-browser front-end presentation
  • A MySQL and SQL maven
  • A Javascript, AJAX and jQuery expert
  • Apache expertÂ
  • Zend Framework
  • Unix/Linux administration

Preferred Skills:

  • Doctrine experience
  • MVC environment
  • Detail oriented and used to working with SVN
  • Bing Map API
  • GIS experience a big plus

To apply: Â Send resume and portfolio links to fbiasi@ngs.org

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Job Posting:
Grow LLC Seeks Senior LAMP Developer (New York, NY)
September 21, 2010 @ 21:01:38

Company Grow LLC
Location New York, NY
Title Senior LAMP developer
Summary

Healthcare company based in New York City is looking to fill a Senior PHP Developer Position. They are seeking a Senior PHP Developer with a good reputation and ideally 5 years of experience building commercial, enterprise PHP and MySQL web applications in a production LAMP environment to join their team.

You will join a team working to launch many anticipated product releases to commercialization, deliver complex web software products, and build software applications.

This is an on-site permanent position, based in midtown Manhattan.

For serious consideration please submit your resume and a portfolio link please.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years professional experience in object oriented PHP5 and MySQL application development
  • A B.S. in computer science or related discipline, more advanced technical degree preferred
  • Expertise in building applications using PHP5, MySQL, SQL, MVC, and AJAX
  • Must be comfortable with object oriented programming concepts and principles and building Zend Framework applications
  • Extensive experience with MySQL
  • In-depth knowledge of software engineering processes
  • Ability to learn quickly and take ownership of tasks, process, and products
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, troubleshooting, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Positive, enthusiastic, energetic, detail oriented, and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a dynamic work environment
  • Team player who thrives in a start-up environment is a MUST
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Preferred Skills:

  • Zend Framework Experience
  • Proficiency in LAMP environment

For more Information or to submit your resume for consideration contact Tyler Lim at tyler.lim@growstaffing.com

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Cal Evans' Blog:
Man up! (A developer's responsibility to their team)
September 17, 2010 @ 10:05:11

Cal Evans has a suggestion for all of the developers out there not happy with decisions being made at their workplace (or in the contracts they work with) - man up!

Look, it's easy. As developers, we see people we don't respect making decisions we don't agree with. I know how difficult this position is because like every other developer in the world, I've been in this position. However, unlike a lot of developers I've talked to in recent years, I don't see "digging my heals in" or whining as alternatives.

He suggests one of two alternatives to the situation - either deal with things head-on and get onboard with the decision or jump ship and find something else that suits you better. Sometimes this is a bit easier than others (terminating contracts versus leaving a full-time job), but if you're really that upset with it, it's probably not going to get any better.

talk to a lot of people about how to build teams and the cornerstone of any good team is respect. Management has to respect developers and I firmly believe that. However, you as a developers, have to respect management as well. It is a two way street.
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Job Posting:
Distribion Seeks PHP Application Developer (Dallas, Tx)
September 15, 2010 @ 13:33:49

Company Distribion
Location Dallas, Tx
Title PHP Application Developer
Summary

Distribion is looking to fill 4 PHP Application Developer positions due to rapid growth. If your a rock star developer looking for an exciting career then look no further!

The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of experience with OOP PHP and SQL (PostgreSQL/MySQL). Experience with Doctrine and Zend (or other MVC frameworks) is a plus. Extensive experience with JavaScript or JS frameworks such as EXTJS, and JQuery is also a plus.

Candidate Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of PHP 5 OOP Development
  • At least 3-5 Years SQL (PostgreSQL/MySQL)
  • HTML and CSS skills
  • JavaScript Skills
  • Version Control System Experience (We use Subversion)
  • Problem Solving mindset
  • Excellent Debugging and Optimization Skills

Preferred Skills:

  • MVC Framework experience
  • Doctrine Experience
  • Zend Framework Experience
  • EXTJS / JQuery Experience

For moreo information or to submit your resume, please contact Tim Storer at hr@distribion.com

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TechChorus Blog:
What is your definition of a "True PHP Developer?"
September 14, 2010 @ 14:53:42

On the TechChorus blog today Sudheer has posted his answer to a question posed to him on LinkedIn - "What is your definition of a 'true PHP developer'?" His short answer? The question is wrong. Here's the long answer:

A true PHP developer is a programmer who knows PHP. A false PHP developer is someone who doesn't know PHP. That's the closest correct answer I can think of. I think, Jamie wants to ask, "what's your definition of a good PHP developer?". There is no correct answer to the question. All, you can do is highlight some of the good things a PHP developer does. Let's seize this opportunity to talk about the traits of a good PHP developer. Most of the things that apply for a discussion about good PHP programmer also applies to a good web developer and good programmer in general.

He lists some of the criteria he thinks personifies good PHP developers including:

  • A good PHP programmer writes PHP code everyday
  • A good PHP programmer always keeps security in mind
  • A good PHP programmer knows a bit of JavaScript
  • A good PHP programmer keeps an eye open for trending technologies
  • A good PHP programmer knows at least one popular framework very well
  • A good PHP programmer embraces industry best practices
  • A good PHP programmer is comfortable working with version control systems
  • A good PHP programmer keeps a tab on PEAR and PECL
  • A good PHP programmer writes articles

There's quite a few more than just those listed, so be sure to check out the full list for more good suggestions.

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Kevin Schroeder's Blog:
Tapping millions of non-PHP PHP developers (manager's guide for Java to PHP)
September 13, 2010 @ 13:39:09

Kevin Schroeder has posted an article he'd written for the Zend news letter about non-PHP developers branching out into PHP for the first time and how easy the language makes it.

I have had the benefit of being able to program in many different languages for many different environments over the years. Throughout that experience there are 2 languages that have risen to the top of my favorites list. PHP is one, obviously. But Java is the other. [...] To access all of the functionality in Java, there is a tradeoff with simplicity. To access all of the functionality for the web in Java, there is a massive tradeoff with simplicity.

He notes the cost of using one over the other (hint, PHP's usually cheaper) and, an interesting point, a story about a Java developer that took around two days to get comfortable with PHP. He lists a few things PHP offers that help including the low installation/initial code barrier, loose typing and the definition of functions without a return type.

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TutToaster.com:
Ruby for PHP Developers
September 13, 2010 @ 08:54:03

If you're a PHP developer and have been wanting to find out a bit more of what Ruby is all about, you should check out this new post from TutToaster.com that might help with the learning process.

With our knowledge of PHP we can learn a lot about Ruby. Use of variables, loops, arrays, functions and classes, everything starting from PHP. In the end, there is an example to see all together where we'll combine what we have learnt to see something really useful in action.

They introduce some of the basics of the Ruby language and relate them back to the more familiar world of PHP like:

  • variables
  • arrays and structured variables
  • conditionals/loops
  • functions
  • class definitions

Each example comes with some sample code to get you started and they wrap it up with one example showing them all put into one.

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Brian Swan's Blog:
Interview with Eli White, PHP Developer and Intern on the ASP.NET Team
September 10, 2010 @ 09:49:46

New on his blog today Brian Swan has posted an interview with Eli White (no, not that Eli White) a PHP developer and intern on the ASP.NET team there at Microsoft with some of his thoughts on Web Matrix and Razor from the perspective of someone with some PHP knowledge.

I had the good fortune of meeting Eli White, a junior at University of Washington and a PHP developer of 7 years, for the first time at the local Seattle PHP Meet Up a few months ago. [...] I had lunch with Eli last week and we talked about the work he's doing on Web Matrix and Razor. I thought his perspective as a PHP developer on Web Matrix and Razor were worth sharing...

They talk some about Eli's background, including how he got into PHP development, what some of his initial challenges were in getting into the language, and - more on the Microsoft side - how he got involved in the ASP.NET team and the Web Matrix/Razor projects from there.

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Mike Bernat's Blog:
The Problem with Wordpress and Drupal
September 08, 2010 @ 12:51:43

Mike Bernat has a new post to his blog today talking about what he considers the problem to be with both WordPress and Drupal - despite doing what they do well, they're not good examples for developers.

If a young developer said to you 'I want to learn by looking at existing code from a successful PHP project. Can you point me in the right direction?' Would you ever feel comfortable sitting them down in front of Drupal or WordPress code? What if they responded by saying: 'But they are the most well-known free, and open, products that use PHP. They're obviously doing something right, so why shouldn't I try to learn from their example?'

In his opinion, developers should set their sights elsewhere if they're looking for good examples. Both tools use what he calls the "old way architecture" that could hold developers back from some of the wonderful new enhancements that the language has to offer and best practices that might not be found in their codebase.

While some of the techniques used in WordPress/Drupal are undoubtedly solid and still state-of-the-art, the majority of the frameworks are ancient in web-development terms. PHP is growing as a language, and I for one want to see it regain some of the respect its lost.
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Community News:
Day Camp 4 Developers
August 31, 2010 @ 15:31:18

If you're a developer are are looking on a way to brush up on some of your "soft skills" in your career of choices, you should check out this day long camp being organized by Cal Evans - Day Camp 4 Developers.

Invest a Saturday in your career. Learn the skills you need from your five camp counselors. We promise no wallets or lanyards. This one-day, technology agnostic, online conference will feature 5 sessions in a single track. You participate in this live conference from the comfort of your own home or office. (or anywhere you have internet connectivity) In addition, you will be able to download all of the sessions after the conference for off-line review.

The event will last all day - seven hours on a Saturday - and can be accessed from anywhere you have a computer to run the GoToWebinar software. There's a cost of $35 USD for each attendee or $30 USD in groups of 10 or more. If you're interested check out the Day Camp 4 Developers site or just go on and register! You can see the schedule here.

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Job Posting:
Etouches.com Seeks Web Developer (Reading, UK or Ridgefield, CT)
August 26, 2010 @ 20:49:46

Company Etouches.com
Location Reading, UK or Ridgefield, CT
Title Web Developer
Summary

Company

www.etouches.com is a fast growing and well funded industry leader in integrated event technology solutions with a suite of software designed and built in-house covering conference registration, hotel booking, email marketing, business networking, meeting, project and budget management. We're looking for a developer to join our expanding team to ensure our ongoing growth.

Competencies

  • Solid experience of PHP, HTML, XML, SQL and JavaScript. Knowledge of further web technologies such as Ruby, iPhone and Blackberry desirable.
  • Good analytical problem solving and a solid understanding of designing effective user interfaces.
  • Able to converse with internal clients and translate business requirements to system requirements and ultimately execute this. Ability to read past a brief and future-proof a plus.
  • Understanding of Unix/Linux with the ability to manage basic system administration.
  • Ideally experience of OOP, MySQL and Ajax.

Key Tasks

  • To be able to work in a high pressure environment running several pieces of development concurrently and changing priorities as required.
  • To liaise with key stakeholders to keep them updated on development progress and issues.
  • To take a fresh perspective of the IT landscape and bring new technology to the company.

Ideal Background

  • 3+ years work experience.
  • College/University educated.
  • Exposure to the events, mobile or social media industries.

This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic developer who thrives in a fast paced team environment looking for great prospects and advancements in their career within a new role. This is a very exciting role with great opportunity to further your career.

Superb salary + package on offer! For more information contact jalkon@etouches.com.

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Jens Schauder's Blog:
One Database for Every Developer
August 24, 2010 @ 13:08:26

Jens Schauder has an interesting suggestion about the development environment for your projects - one database per developer.

How many databases run in your teams development environment? One for the complete team? I have seen many places like that, but please tell me: Why? You aren't working on a shared files system aren't you? How is a developer supposed to change the structure of that database without interrupting the work of the other developers? And just in case you haven't noticed: Pretty much every RDBMS vendor offers free versions of their database which can run on a developer machine.

He suggests that every developer needs their own isolated database instance where they can run rampant through the data and only cause any real issues (or correct major ones) without having to worry about the impact on others. Keeping them in sync is a whole different story, but can be helped with something like fixture data.

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DesignLuv.com:
A style guide for PHP developers
August 09, 2010 @ 09:13:08

On DesignLuv.com today they've posted what they call a style guide for PHP developers - some types on writing well-styled, easy to read code.

If you're a new developer and are trying to hone in on your coding style, maybe try giving the following a go. These are simply some conventional formatting methods that are generally appreciated and supported by PHP developers and will improve the overall readability of your code.

They talk about a few different subjects - variable names, class and method naming, bracket spacing, default arguments, constants, loops and a lot more. It's good to see them including things like commenting and file name suggestions.

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Kyle Brandt's Blog:
Should Developers have Access to Production?
August 06, 2010 @ 13:56:39

In an interesting post to his blog Kyle Brandt asks a question universally debated by system administrators everywhere - should developers have access to production?

A question that comes up again and again in web development companies is: 'Should the developers have access to the production environment, and if they do, to what extent?' My view on this is that as a whole they should have limited access to production. A little disclaimer before I attempt to justify this view is that this standpoint is in no way based on the perceived quality or attitude of the developers '" so please don't take it this way.

He talks about common excuses from developers like "we've had access before" and "we need access to troubleshoot" as well as some of the process restricting the access could create. He touches on a few other issues including developer concerns vs those of the sysadmin, change control issues and the responsibilities of the sysadmin administrators if they want to allow the developers to poke around their servers.

Be sure to check out some of the other great suggestions in the comments too!

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Job Posting:
Broadcast Interactive Media Seeks PHP Developer (Madison, WI)
July 29, 2010 @ 22:41:16

Company Broadcast Interactive Media
Location Madison, WI
Title PHP Developer
Summary

Summary
Broadcast Interactive Media, a leading provider of editorial and promotional support to television and radio stations across the country, is seeking a PHP Developer. Broadcast Interactive Media seeks someone who loves the Web, thrives on tight deadlines and problem solving. Broadcast Interactive Media needs people that understand what it takes to deliver the highest level of customer service, develop new web products and enjoy being part of an energetic and dynamic organization.

The successful candidate will work with a small team of developers dedicated to building a core set of services leveraged across a wide variety of products and systems using consistent design methodologies. Strong candidates should enjoy writing high-performance web applications in a fast-paced environment while adhering to strict timelines and maintaining a keen attention to detail. The position will consult with the the Director of Core Services and is expected to maintain a high level of ownership over all aspects of assigned projects and responsibilities.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Three or more years of experience developing web applications with PHP5
  • Two or more years of experience designing, implementing and integrating with web services (REST, SOAP, XML-RPC)
  • Thorough understanding of RESTful design methodologies and constructs
  • Experience with one or more MVC frameworks
  • Experience with version control systems, especially Git
  • Strong object-oriented design sensibilities
  • High level of familiarity with the LAMP stack
  • Extensive experience working from the command-line

The following additional skills will be an asset:

  • Experience leveraging "cloud" web services, especially the Amazon Web Services suite
  • Experience with one or more other programming languages, especially Java
  • Familiarity with unit testing methodologies and frameworks
  • XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience with so-called "NoSQL" data storage solutions

Although intense, this is an opportunity to work with a talented team and contribute to a new and growing company. Successful candidates have a great attitude, are fast learners, excellent communicators, comfortable with technology, are able to take direction, and quickly form telephone/e-mail based relationships.

Salary: D.O.E., plus benefits; Life Insurance, Group Health/Dental Insurance, 401(k), FSA and the opportunity to participate in our Company Appreciation Right's Program, likened to stock options, available based on performance.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Broadcast Interactive Media team, please send your resume and samples of sites you have designed and/or coded to; kzimny@bimlocal.com within the body of an email. Due to BIMlocal security concerns no attachments will be read.

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Job Posting:
Return Path, Inc. Seeks PHP Web Developer (Broomfield, CO)
July 29, 2010 @ 20:36:56

Company Return Path, Inc.
Location Broomfield, CO
Title PHP Web Developer
Summary

Summary
Are you a PHP guru who loves building great web applications? Can you write SQL with one hand tied behind your back, and code JavaScript, HTML and CSS in your sleep? Do you have a passion for problem solving, and enjoy working closely with a team of dedicated people? If so, you may be the right fit as a Web Developer at Return Path. We're looking for top-notch performers to join the Return Path development team. Our business is growing and our development team has a lot of new and interesting problems to solve.

As Web Developer at Return Path you will be building the next generation of web-based tools to solve the most pressing challenges in the email industry. You will also be improving the features and functionality of our existing product set. As a member of our growing product development team, you'll work closely with other Engineers and members of our Operations and Product Management teams.

What We're Looking For:

  • 3-5 years recent professional software development experience, primarily focused on PHP
  • Advanced knowledge in web technologies including JavaScript, CSS and HTML
  • Strong SQL skills
  • A passion for usability and building awesome interfaces
  • Knowledge of email technology a plus, e.g. SMTP, DKIM, MIME
  • You're comfortable owning a project, wearing many hats to get the job done
  • You'd rather spend your time solving problems than architecting systems
  • You are interested in working in an agile environment
  • The Return Path Experience

Don't get us wrong, it's not easy to land a gig at RP. You're going to go through 8-12 interviews and really have to want it. You're going to have to learn the ins and outs of our business before you even get here. Here's the good news: only the best and brightest minds in email work here. So, once you're in, this is a place where you'll be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. Really you ask? Yes, really. The Return Path experience is a two-way exchange. We ask you to give us your very best every day. We expect a lot from you. We challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative work environment and a ton of learning and growth. The pace is fast and furious. In exchange, we give you everything you need to live a happy, balanced life. This includes great pay, open vacation (yup, you heard that right!), great benefits, flexibility and, well, whatever else you need. Everyone is unique and we pride ourselves on not having one-size-fits-all solutions. At Return Path you're a person, not a title. What's important in your life right now? Kids, pets, triathlons, church, tango, karate, yoga, parents, Pilates, pre-natal - we will support you through it all. Give and take. That's a Return Path career path.

What it's like to work here
It's great! From the CEO and senior management team to the newest entry-level employee, we are a company that cares a lot about fostering a great work environment and a fun, energetic, success-oriented culture. We have a strong philosophical belief that our people are our most important assets. And we don't just pay lip service to that phrase -- we incorporate it into our policies, and we live it every day. Yes, that philosophy means we have generous "traditional" benefits, and it also means we take a lot of time to focus on high quality management and leadership, and time to make sure everyone in the company is in the right job, knows how his or her job contributes to the overall company mission, and has a clear sense of learning and career growth. We have great employee retention over the years because people love coming to work here and really feel like they're part of something special. For more information visit www.returnpath.net

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SaffronStroke.com:
7 jQuery Books for HTML, ASP.NET, PHP Developers and Designers
July 21, 2010 @ 13:18:27

From SaffronStroke.com today there's a few book recommendations they have for developer and designers (PHP and otherwise) to help them make the most of jQuery.

jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks, and for a good reason. When I started learning jQuery, I always wondered how do I get started with it. I am sure this question ponders many! Although the web is full of learning resources, I always rely on buying and reading books to access new knowledge. This collection of jQuery books that I am sharing with you, have good reviews and are amongst the best jQuery books available in the market.

The list of books includes:

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SitePoint.com:
Scheduling Tasks in WordPress a Plugin Developer's Guide
July 21, 2010 @ 09:45:17

On SitePoint.com there's a new tutorial posted in their "PHP & MySQL tutorials" section about using a feature of WordPress that some might not know about but can be extremely handy when you need it - using WordPress tasks.

Scheduling the execution of certain functions at a time in the future is a key feature of the WordPress API, having been introduced in WordPress version 2.0. It's also a topic that's poorly understood by many developers, as it's only briefly covered in WordPress's documentation. Apart from facilitating maintenance tasks, scheduling code to be executed in the future opens up a lot of interesting possibilities for plugin developers.

He talks a bit about how the WordPress tasks work (via the wp-cron.php script) and the two types of tasks - one-off and recurring. He includes code and examples of how to set up each and some other handy features like custom timing for tasks, getting the list of scheduled tasks and a few things to watch out for when working with the feature.

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Cal Evans' Blog:
An entirely unscientific look at why people attend conferences.
July 20, 2010 @ 09:52:19

Cal Evans, following some "unscientific research" he did on the subject, has posted some interesting findings about technology conferences and why people attend.

Those of you who follow me on twitter (@calevans) know that recently I asked for opinions on conference attendance. I've collected what I learned in this blog post.

He asked three groups of people - speakers, non-speakers and managers - for their opinions as to why they attend or send their developers to these events. his results were interesting, finding that slightly more people were looking for networking than just the training you get in the sessions. General community interaction also scored high. On the flip side, the things that mattered most to the managers were the training and a good price that seemed right for what was offered.

Both sides are reinforced by comments from people who submitted to the survey, both well-known PHPers and general community members alike.

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Job Posting:
deviantART Seeks Web Application Developers (Telecommute)
July 05, 2010 @ 14:03:01

Company deviantART
Location Telecommute
Title Web Application Developer
Summary

Do you like large-scale challenges and writing code that gets used by millions of people daily? Do you like art? deviantART.com is home to the largest art community on earth. Home to over 13 million registered members and over 100 million unique artist generated works of art. deviantART is also a massive social network with visitor and page view totals that place it in the top 100 of all trafficked websites on the Internet.

Position:

deviantART is looking to hire a talented software engineer to join our incredible Devious Technology team. We are a very developer friendly company where you will be responsible for working on interesting scalable technologies and fun features across a number of areas of deviantART. Our remote teams work on a rapid iteration process and encourage collaboration between developers, UI designers, product managers and non-technical staff.

This position is open to both US and non-US residents. We like telecommuters and offer flexible work schedules!

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of software development experience in team based environments
  • A track record of working on scalable interactive web applications, preferably at a major internet property or well known startup
  • Ability to demonstrate development skills across a range of technologies including: CSS, HTML/XHTML, PHP, JavaScript, and XML
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Design, and MVC frameworks
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Experience with subversion or another version control system a plus

Salary/Benefits:

Salary and potential stock option packages commensurate with previous work experience. Benefits package including healthcare, 401K plan, paid time off and other perks are available to full-time US employees.

Submit your resume @: http://deviantart.theresumator.com/apply/eR4wR2/

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NOLOH.com:
Demos, Demos Everywhere
July 01, 2010 @ 12:50:46

The NOLOH project has officially announced the release of a large demos section of their site complete with live examples of the framework in action.

Until now one of the biggest issues with noloh.com was the need to sign-up for a free hosted sandbox, or download NOLOH in order to see it in action. No Longer. We're happy to officially announce the launch of noloh.com's Demo section. The demo section allows you to play with live demos and examples, view their source, download the complete source, and even fork your very own version on github.

Currently there's two examples for you to check out - an implementation of Hangman and an Image Broswer. Their "live example" gives a simple browser to run the application in, a source code viewer and a link to discuss the script. You can also, as they mention, fork it directly on github or just download it directly.

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Job Posting:
TheChange.com Seeks Lead Web Developer - PHP (Vancouver, BC)
June 29, 2010 @ 08:07:39

Company TheChange.com
Location Vancouver, BC
Title Lead Web Developer (PHP)
Summary

http://www.thechange.com/jobs/1312/

Passionate about using technology for social change?! Want to be a part of the founding team of a promising start-up? If you are a self-motivated, entrepreneurial web developer then keep reading!

TheChange is a media platform for sustainability engagement, in a local context. People use our platform to shop, work and study for change while organizations use TheChange to connect with a highly targeted and motivated audience interested in their sustainability initiatives and opportunities. We launched TheChange.com on May 15th with the participation of over 50 of BC's leading sustainable companies and NGO's. We have big plans for future development. It's an exciting time to join our team!

As the back-end development lead you will be responsible for architecting, implementing and maintaining the back end functionality of our platform. You'll be responsible for various additional tasks including bug fixes, server troubleshooting and strategic technical input. You will work closely with our web design and marketing team members to develop and create a continually better customer experience. Growth and new challenges will be endless with this job as the company scales up at a continually faster pace.

This is not your regular 9 - 5 job. We are looking for someone who shares our vision, has an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic and is keen to be part of a start-up environment. If you are a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in an agile and iterative development environment, then you'll fit right in.

Please note: Our start-up is supported by a government program that funds innovative technology start-ups; this program requires that new hires are 30 years or younger and have post secondary education.

Recent graduates with a strong portfolio are encouraged to apply!

Qualifications

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
  • 3+ years of demonstrated web development experience
  • Strong working ability in PHP
  • Strong working knowledge of MySQL and experience building scalable database driven web sites
  • Experience using open source software and services
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks (CakePHP, Codeigniter, Elgg)
  • Basic sysadmin skills for linux-based deployments
  • E-commerce experience is preferred

Who you are

  • Passionate about web technologies, usability and analytics
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; you love iterating and shipping quickly and frequently
  • Excited at the prospect of putting everything into your work
  • A deep belief in learning through doing
  • Excellent communicator with good project management skills
  • Dedicated to constant refinement and improvement in every task you take on
  • Understanding and interest in Web 2.0 concepts - social media, UGC, online communities
  • You're innately driven to create web applications that users love

Bonus

  • Previous start-up experience
  • Experience with the Elgg framework
  • Experience with social media integration (Facebook Connect, Twitter API etc.)

Why Join Us?

  • Get involved with a start-up that has garnered early traction and grow with the company
  • Lead technology development and use your skills to make a mark!
  • We can offer a base salary and equity participation

We Want to Hear From You!
Please direct all inquiries and resumes to annalea@thechange.com. Please include links to previous projects!

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Job Posting:
DunnWell, LLC Seeks OO PHP/Software Developer (Durham, NC)
June 22, 2010 @ 21:02:12

Company DunnWell, LLC
Location Durham, NC
Title OO PHP / Software Developer
Summary

The Opportunity
DunnWell is a rapidly growing services firm located in the heart of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. We are working on a next generation version of ServiceNet, the web application that underpins our business model and drives our growth.

We are looking for a senior PHP developer to help guide the project. This position provides the opportunity to heavily influence the architecture of the application and to work on several leading edge concepts spanning mobile platforms, social networks, and cloud computing.

DunnWell offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. Multiple restaurants and storefronts operate within walking distance of the office, and our location also offers a convenient commute from all communities in the Triangle.

Essential Functions
The right person will be responsible for all aspects of software development, including: feature development and planning, code writing, testing, deployment, and QA/bugfixes. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the software coding, testing, documentation, and timely debugging of issues.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of OO PHP on the LAMP Stack
  • MVC Frameworks: Zend, Symphony, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, etc.
  • AJAX/JSON & Javascript Toolkits: jQuery, EXT-JS, etc.
  • Subversion or similar version control
  • Experience working in a small, cross-functional team environment

Preferred skills

  • Document-oriented databases, such as MongoDB, CouchDB, etc..
  • Test/Behavior Driven Development, unit testing experience.
  • Mobile application development (iPhone, Android, etc)

For more information or to submit your resume, see http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DUNNWELL&cws=1&rid=24

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Prescot Linux Blog:
Finding the Right PHP Developer
June 21, 2010 @ 11:01:35

From the Prescot Linux blog today there's a new post with some advice on hiring a good PHP developer for you or your company.

There are a good number of programming platforms and languages that developers use today to provide businesses and consumers the right web applications to help them with their requirements. PHP is one such programming language that has gained a huge popularity over time, and that too quite rightfully. [...] However there are a number of factors that you must consider while looking to hire PHP programmers for your web development requirements.

Tips included in their list for things to look for in developers include:

  • Make sure you work with an individual PHP developer or business that has the right skills and experience, and are in constant touch with PHP development projects.
  • Communication is of the utmost importance. You should be able to deal with the PHP developers efficiently using a project management tool and contact them easily as and when required
  • [They can offer] you the right services related to web integration and maintenance, as well as further development
  • [They will offer] you the most competitive price plans with the maximum reliability
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Josh Holmes' Blog:
Toughest Developer Puzzle Ever
June 02, 2010 @ 11:11:36

If you're looking for a challenge to keep you occupied for a while and want to flex those developer skills, check out the Toughesst Developer Puzzle Ever as created by Jeff Blankenburg.

For the second year in a row, my friend and colleague Jeff Blankenburg has created what is quickly proving to live up to it's namesake - the Toughest Developer Puzzle Ever. Some of the puzzles are technical, some are not but all require that you understand the web, development and technology to solve. Even if you don't get in on the fantastic prizes that Jeff has lined up, there's great bragging rights in being able to solve the Toughest Developer Puzzle Ever.

Josh Holmes (whose blog is linked above) was the creator of three of the levels of this difficult puzzle. Give it a try if you're looking for something to really stretch your knowledge!

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Ibuildings techPortal:
Web Services for Developers
June 01, 2010 @ 11:05:30

On the Ibuildings techPortal today there's a great overview of web services from Lorna Mitchell covering everything from the HTTP protocol to data formats to REST and SOAP protocols.

In this world of sharing data, increasing numbers of sites and applications are making information available over web services. Whether we are building a service as a feature of our own development, or pulling in the information published by others, we will need to understand the different service types and how to work with them in PHP. This article aims to give you the tools to do just that.

She starts with the basics every web service developer should know - the HTTP spec - and moves from there into things like RPC services, data formats, SOAP messaging, a few debugging tips and finally one of the more talked about technologies these days - REST.

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Brandon Savage's Blog:
Revisiting Why Every Developer Should Write Their Own Framework
May 27, 2010 @ 10:17:55

In a recent post to his blog Brandon Savage revisits one of his older posts taking about why he thinks every developer should write their own framework. In this more recent post that brings up another idea - people who write frameworks together are very smart.

I've always known that a group of very committed people could be much more effective at producing a good product than I could be on my own, and for a simple reason: the collective mind usually irons out ideas that work much more quickly than a solitary developer or thinker. [...] The point of this article is to encourage developers to experiment, but remind them that at the same time, there are already existing solutions that work exceptionally well for many if not most needs.

He still recommends developing a framework as a learning tool, but maybe not to use in production applications. There's bigger, more well-developed frameworks out there that can do the job and have the benefit of a "hive mind" of talented developers with perspectives you might not even think of.

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Alan Skorkin's Blog:
Software As A Destination vs Software As A Journey
May 11, 2010 @ 10:23:48

In a new post to his blog today Alan Skorkin compares two ways of thinking about developing software - either as a destination or as a journey.

There are two fundamental ways of looking at software development. One is all about the final product and the direct benefits you can get from it. The other is all about the lessons you learn from the process of building the software. I call them software as a destination and software as a journey. Historically speaking and even into the present day, the majority of companies that build any kind of software are 'software as a destination' companies.

He notes that, despite the company's stance on the software that's developed, most developers are more in the "journey" category and want to enjoy what they do and to evolve in their skills as they move through their career. Therein lies some of the problems with the software development industry - companies want the result, developers want what's best for the code and want to see it turn out as well as hoped.

I am not sure if there is any irony to be found in software, but if you direct all your focus towards your goal without paying due attention to the nitty gritty of what you're doing every day, you're likely to not get any useable software out of it. As long as you have a reasonable idea of where you want to end up, you just need to get the details right and the bigger picture will tend to sort itself out. On the other hand, you can have the clearest possible goal in mind, but if you let the details slide, bad things will almost certainly happen.
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SitePoint.com:
Should Designers Have Coding Skills?
May 10, 2010 @ 12:06:14

On SitePoint.com there's an interesting opinion piece on one of the bigger debates in the web development world - should designers know how to write code, even if it's just a little?

This debate has been raging on SitePoint for some time. The issue was raised by Elliot Jay Stocks following a simple tweet: "Honestly, I'm shocked that in 2010 I'm still coming across '˜web designers' who can't code their own designs. No excuse."

This, of course, sparked a whole host of other opinions from the SitePoint readers and they've gathered them together and summarized the "for" and "against" topics from there. Those on the pro-coding side suggest that not only does it give them some appreciation for what the developers do for the designers but it also can make them a better, more flexible asset down the line. The those on the con-coding side suggest that designer time is precious and should be devoted to the usability of the site. They also note that you don't "need to be a plumber" to know how to get a working site together - each member needs to do their job.

Be sure to check out the comments for some other great thoughts from the community.

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Community News:
Adobe Developer Week Starts May 10th
May 05, 2010 @ 11:19:51

As is mentioned on the Zend Developer Zone, the Adobe Developer Week will be starting up on Monday, May 10th and will offer free sessions for developers interested in learning about Adobe products.

During Developer Week, learn about the Adobe Flash Platform, including Adobe Flex, Adobe Flash Builder, Adobe AIR, Adobe Flash Player, and how it integrates with Adobe Creative Suite 5 technologies. This weeklong event features free, live webinars presented by Adobe technology experts. See live demos and have your questions answered by the experts during interactive Q&A sessions.

You can find out more information about the sessions offered and how to register for them on this page of the Adobe website.

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Alan Skorkin's Blog:
What Every Developer Should Know About URLs
May 04, 2010 @ 11:08:03

Sometimes getting back to the basics is a good thing. Alan Skorkin has done just that in his latest post looking at the basics of URLs including their structure and what characters are allowed (or are special).

Several people made a valid point in response to that post [about fundamentals in software development], in that it is often difficult to know what the fundamentals actually are (be they macro or micro level). So, I thought it would be a good idea to do an ongoing series of posts on some of the things that I consider to be fundamental - this post is the first installment.

He defines the structure of a URL (the scheme, host, port, etc), reserved characters and absolute versus relative URLs and how they're usually used.

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Job Posting:
Moontoast Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Nashville, TN)
April 27, 2010 @ 18:26:08

Company Moontoast
Location Nashville, TN
Title Senior PHP Developer (Contract w/Full Time Possibility)
Summary

Summary:
Moontoast is a social commerce network for people to pursue and promote their passions through personal relationships. Moontoast simply connects those who know, with those who want to know.

Moontoast is seeking passionate, senior PHP developers-who want to pursue and promote their passion for writing high quality code-to enhance the Moontoast social commerce platform. We are looking for self-motivated individuals with the right attitude and excellent skills who can hit the ground running in a fast-paced web startup. Ideal candidates will thrive in a tight-knit team environment, promoting their passion for software design by leading product teams and mentoring our growing development team.

The main responsibilities of a senior PHP developer include:

  • Working with the senior developers and architects to provide leadership in technical design and architecture of the Moontoast platform
  • Setting estimates and expectations for new product development and implementing new features, tracking on target deadlines
  • Mentoring and leading developers by example through writing clean, well-documented, maintainable code and enforcing standards and best practices
  • Participating as an active Moontoast Guide in the Moontoast Developer Community

Requirements
We are looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience with PHP
  • 8+ years of experience with web development
  • Deep understanding of browsers and HTTP
  • Experts at object-oriented programming concepts and design patterns
  • Demonstrated ability to design and develop complex web services
  • Extensive experience with the Symfony framework and Doctrine
  • Working knowledge of version control systems (Subversion, Git, etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience

We would like to see:

  • A passion for web development and an interest in sharing that with others
  • Independent thinkers with strong leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop large-scale websites
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures, web services, and Cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of advanced data organization concepts, such as sharding
  • Experience with other PHP frameworks utilizing the MVC design pattern
  • Expert Linux development skills, from the command prompt to the web server
  • Open source project development experience
  • Developer community involvement (blogging, speaking, articles, Twitter, etc.)
  • Zend PHP 5 Certification
  • MS in Computer Science

We invite interested candidates to send resumes to hr@moontoast.com.

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Job Posting:
Red Ventures Seeks Senior Web Applications Developer (Charlotte, NC)
April 27, 2010 @ 18:21:20

Company Red Ventures
Location Charlotte, NC
Title Senior Web Applications Developer
Summary

Summary:
Do you have a passion for open-source technology? Are you a whiz at PHP and MySQL? Red Ventures, an online marketing company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers an exciting, high-energy work environment. As a rapid application development company, we minimize over-engineering and empower you to make decisions and manage tasks.

Work Environment:
Red Ventures has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal and has spent the last 2 years in the Top 25 of the Inc 500. The North Carolina Technology Association awarded Red Ventures with the Fastest Growing Technology Company in the state - what a great place to take your web development career to the next level. Our employees enjoy oversized, hexagonal work spaces. You'll be equipped with a desktop Linux as well as a laptop Windows development environment, and receive as many 19" and 24" monitors as you need. Dress is casual - jeans and t-shirts are just fine. Free weekly lunch-and-learn sessions provide opportunities for ongoing training.

Perks include an exceptional benefits package, 70% paid gym membership, exclusive product and service discounts, and discounts at local restaurants and businesses. You'll also enjoy frequent team reward activities ranging from go-karting to happy hours to four-day excursions to Cancun, Mexico. Are you getting all this from your current employer?

Typical daily activities:

  • Work along other senior developers to provide PHP programming and functionality for a wide variety of consumer related websites, intranets, extranets, and web-based applications
  • Be challenged on a daily basis to solve problems in new and creative ways
  • Design, evaluate, update, and maintain object oriented applications in PHP
  • Share your opinions and insights with business leaders on a daily basis in order to affect rapid decision cycles and effective solutions to business requirements
  • Translate vague business requirements into tangible and accurate technical requirements as well as anticipate future requirements within the design of new systems

What we look for in you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Sciences or similar field
  • 5+ years of solid PHP and MySQL development
  • The willingness to learn from a team of world-class developers
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML, DHTML/CSS and Javascript
  • The ability to translate business requirements into system design
  • Successful track record of working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional debugging skills and the ability to easily and quickly read and modify existing code
  • Sense of humor!

For more information or to submit your resume, see http://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=REDVENTURES&cws=1&rid=20

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php|architect:
Care and Feeding of Remote Developers (Webcast)
April 23, 2010 @ 08:06:11

As a part of this year's TEK-X webcast series, Cal Evans will be presenting today on a subject near and dear to his heart - working with (and correctly handling) remote developers for your projects. From the php|architect blog:

Come join us for this week's TEK·X webcast as Cal Evans discusses the details of managing remote developers. Cal won't be speaking on why you should allow your developers to telecommute - he has done that already. For those who see the light, however, he will give practical advice on the tools and techniques to use when managing distributed teams.

The webcast will be happening today at 1pm (EDT) and there's still spots open, so if you want to get in on this great session, head over to the gotomeeting page and signup!

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NETTUTS.com:
Magento 1.3 PHP Developer's Guide - Free Copies
April 20, 2010 @ 10:28:26

NETTUTS.com is having a give away of some free copies of the Packt book "Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide" for anyone that comments on the post.

Magento is one of the most popular PHP eCommerce solutions available for web developers. In their own words, it's the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world. Packt Publishing has generously donated a handful of copies of their latest Magento book, called "Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide".

The book goes into the depth PHP developers will need to really get into the heart of Magento and create customized modules with advanced functionality to make it just what you need.

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DesiznTech.info:
10 Free and Useful IDE for Programmers and Developers
April 19, 2010 @ 09:12:03

If you're shopping around for an IDE to step up to from your current editor (or maybe you just want to switch) you should check out this list of ten that you might want to check out.

An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) also known as Integrated Design Environment is a software applications that provides coding, editing and debugging tool for creating desktop applications, web application, java based application and more. In this post, we have gathered some useful and must have free IDEs for programmers and web developer.

The list covers options from several different platforms and include:

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Alan Sorkin's Blog:
The Difference Between A Developer, A Programmer And A Computer Scientist
March 16, 2010 @ 08:08:45

On his blog today Alan Sorkin has a humorous take on what the difference is between computer scientists, programmers and developers according to where they place their focus.

I have often used those three terms almost interchangeably, yes, even computer scientist. After all, most of us have a degree in computer science, so what does that make us? However, recently I find that those three things have come to take on more and more distinct personalities in my mind. [...] It is difficult to define what each one should be, (it is more of a gut feel rather than a strict delineation) they are very similar (and rightly so), but I am going to attempt to do it anyway.

He splits them up according to a few criteria - how their code looks, how it works and what level their math skills are at. The photos he uses to further define each are pretty dead on too.

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Ibuildings techPortal:
8 Reasons Every PHP Developer Should Love Javascript
March 15, 2010 @ 09:12:48

On the Ibuildings techPortal they're posted the latest podcast in their Dutch PHP Conference 2009 sessions series - Boy Baukema's talk on why every PHP developer should love Javascript.

In this talk these and more comparisons will be drawn between the two languages. The main weaknesses and strengths of JavaScript will be discussed and compared to PHP. Examples will be given of closures and lambda functions in JavaScript and they will be compared to the implementation of these same features in the upcoming PHP 5.3. And through comparison the speaker will demonstrate that the two languages are quite similar.

To listen you can either use the in-page player or you can download the mp3 directly and listen offline at your leisure.

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Job Posting:
Vermont Information Processing Seeks Senior/Lead PHP Developer (Burlington, VT)
March 04, 2010 @ 16:00:27

Company Vermont Information Processing (VIP)
Location Burlington, VT
Title Senior/Lead PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
We are seeking an experienced PHP Application Developer with serious chops and mentorship/team-building skills to develop and lead a team in the creation of new, enterprise level applications for our large client base.

We are looking for a high energy, self-starter who loves to create usable applications. You must be able to participate and lead others in all areas of the software development lifecycle, including gathering requirements, writing specifications, programming, testing, documentation, etc...

Responsibilities:

  • 5+ years of professional application development experience in PHP
  • Experience with PHP frameworks
  • Work with the senior engineers to provide clear leadership in technical design and architecture of Betfair US software systems
  • Excellent system architecture and application/database design skills
  • Skilled in working with large databases and writing high performance, scalable applications
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage work in order to meet critical timelines

Requirements:

  • Strong hands on skills in - PHP, RoR, Java, Flash, AMFPhP, memcached, memqueue, + at least one of LAMP stack environments
  • Relational Databases and SQL ( MySQL, Oracle, logical design and stored procedures).
  • Front-end Web Technologies (HTML, Javascript, XML, XSL)
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a team of engineers
  • Deep experience building Distributed Large Scale Systems focused on highly available websites
  • Proven ability to operate effectively at the senior level
  • Exceptional motivator and technical leader
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Additional Notes:
Candidate must be prepared to demonstrate skills by providing code samples or take tests to demonstrate ability to document your experience in significant prior projects.

VIP Overview
Vermont Information Processing is a software and services company that serves he beverage industry. Our software applications handle all business functions for a beverage distributor including inventory management, order processing, sales reporting and financial management. We offer a full benefits package that includes health, 401k, ESOP, profit sharing and on-site childcare. We are located just outside of Burlington, VT.

For more infromation or to submit your resume, contact Teresa Langston at Teresa.Langston@vtinfo.com or by phone 802-655-9400 ext. 2718 or cell phone at 802-498-7310.

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Job Posting:
Mediware Blood Center Technologies Seeks PHP Software Developer (Jacksonville, FL)
March 04, 2010 @ 13:50:08

Company Mediware Blood Center Technologies
Location Jacksonville, FL
Title PHP Software Developer
Summary

Summary:
It's not what you have; it's what you do with it.

As a Software Developer, you have options when it comes to finding work. But we would like to offer you something different. Here, your expertise will help develop integrated software systems to assist Blood Centers in collecting vital units of blood from eligible donors. Our advanced software solutions are used throughout the world for the effective management of blood between donors and recipients. Additionally, our software helps to maximize accuracy throughout the continuum of care. In a field where errors are life-and-death matters, a commitment to excellence is truly key. We are seeking top notch folks for our growing team!

If you'd rather have a purpose than just a job, bring your passion, experience and skill to this critical role. Your development background is needed to support all aspects of :

  • Software analysis, design, development, documentation and configuration management
  • Participating in the preparation of system requirements and design specifications
  • Adding new functionality, upgrades, debugging and enhancements

What you need to apply:

  • Associates or 3 years of software engineering experience in lieu of the degree. Bachelors preferred
  • Major web development language (PHP, ASP, JSP) experience or knowledge required
  • Experience with Relational Databases such as MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server required
  • Linux experience preferred
  • Object Oriented experience preferred
  • Ability to analyze/debug problems and be proactive in proposing and implementing solutions
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Good oral and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical information
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in fast paced development environment
  • Be a US Citizen or have a Green Card

What's in it for you:

  • Work on cutting edge technologies like Facebook Apps, Web 2.0
  • Innovation is encouraged
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, matching 401k, Education Reimbursement, 11 Holidays & more
  • Casual attire
  • The opportunity to make a difference, not just for yourself, but for millions of people around the globe by developing software that saves lives

Compensation
This is a full time position and an opportunity to work on cutting edge products. The salary range will be dependent on the skills, education and experience of the applicant.

Application
Apply Today! Complete our online application by clicking this link: https://mediware.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.asp?Req=10-220 or e-mail resume to Mediware.resumes@iGreentree.com with 09-189 in the subject line (Word documents only - No PDF's).

Mediware is an Equal Opportunity Employer

No contractors or agencies please

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Job Posting:
Tilllate Media Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Glasgow, UK)
February 19, 2010 @ 20:59:42

Company Tilllate Media
Location Glasgow, UK
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

Tilllate Media Ltd operates tilllate.com in the UK and publishes tilllate magazine. tilllate.com is the largest nightlife and clubbing social network in the world with sites currently operating in 12 European countries and regularly attracting over 3.5 million visitors a month. In the UK, tilllate.com attracts over 250,000 visitors a month. tilllate magazine was launched in Sep 2009 when Tilllate Media recruited the editorial and design team of the long-established dance magazine M8 to create the world's essential clubbing magazine.

The Senior Developer role will play an important part in specifying our in-house technology requirements and developing exciting new features for the site. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal communication skills and good attention to detail. Most likely the successful candidate will be someone who has a computer science background with/or considerable industry experience.

Duties

  • working with the development team leader and designer/integrator to understand tilllate's business requirements.
  • contributing to the strategic development and specifications for improvements to the online system.
  • specifying and maintaining the internal systems and hardware required for the in-house development team.
  • managing our servers and the relationship with our external hosting company.
  • management of junior developers (as/if required).
  • ensuring that all work is backed-up on a regular basis.
  • testing and trouble-shooting.

Skills

  • first class PHP/MySQL programming skills. Additional programming skills (eg AJAX) would be an advantage.
  • considerable experience working within a LAMP development environment.
  • experience using version control and disciplined software development methodologies.
  • excellent systems/sever/DBA skills and experience.
  • a willingness to employ code documentation/commenting practices.
  • staff management skills would be an advantage.

Compensation
This is a full time position and an opportunity to work on a large, sophisticated, ongoing international project. The salary range will be dependent on the skills, experience, and expectation of the individual applicant.

Application
Please submit your CV and a letter of application to john.muir@tilllate.com. Please ensure that you also include links to any projects that you have directly contributed to. We are looking to establish our in-house development team as quickly as possible, as such; interviews of potentially suitable candidates will take place as soon as possible after an appropriate application is received. It is likely that our interview process will be in two parts, with the second part involving the review/discussion of a hypothetical brief.

If you require any additional information or clarification, don't hesitate to contact john.muir@tilllate.com.

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Job Posting:
Agency Matrix Seeks Senior Application Developer (Addison, TX)
February 12, 2010 @ 14:21:50

This position has been removed. Thank you for your interest.
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Job Posting:
HUGE Seeks Freelance Zend/WordPress Developer (Brooklyn, NY)
February 10, 2010 @ 21:42:54

Company HUGE
Location Brooklyn, NY
Title Freelance Developer (ZEND PHP/WordPress)
Summary

HUGE is a leading interactive agency that specializes in building sustainable online businesses for some of the smartest and most demanding companies in the world. Founded in 1999, HUGE has developed a unique methodology and culture that combines the most relevant aspects of research, design, marketing and technology to meet client objectives. The online businesses designed and developed by HUGE generate over $8.3 billion in online revenue a year and are visited by over 150 million unique visitors a month. HUGE is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Los Angeles, Stockholm and London. Clients include IKEA, JetBlue Airways, Walt Disney Company, iVillage, Time Inc., Target and CNN.

The Freelance ZEND PHP/WordPress Developer will participate in development efforts on projects for external clients. He or she will work with the account team, interaction designers, and graphic designers to design and build interactive solutions for clients. He or she will be responsible for working on the software design as well as building, testing, debugging and troubleshooting programs and scripts for various functions, and modifying existing code to add new features.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have experience creating highly trafficked websites with high volumes of traffic
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming skills and familiarity with languages such as Java and C#
  • Strong PHP experience, specifically with PHP 5
  • 3+ years of WordPress with strong knowledge of WordPress plugins and architecture
  • Overall experience with LAMP and open source in general
  • Good database skills and the ability to create and reverse engineer an ERD
  • Experience with mySQL 5 and other RDBMS preferably Oracle or MS SQL Server
  • Strong CMS experience with systems such as Alfresco, Interwoven, Documentum or Drupal
  • Strong CMS Workflow experience
  • Experience writing web services
  • Experience creating REST based architectures
  • Experience using ZEND PHP Framework
  • Experience creating applications from the ground up
  • Back-end development - Everything is processed at the application layer so they will not be writing Stored Procedures but must understand relational database concepts
  • Experience in an Agile development environment - the product development is more of a waterfall environment
  • Experience mentoring other developers
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills and love technical challenges
  • Must be self-motivated, and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to take initiative to be productive and efficient

HUGE is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

To apply, please click here:
http://www.jobvite.com/j/?aj=oAGeVfw9&s=PHPDeveloperOrg

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O'Reilly Radar:
What Facebook's HipHop means for developers and businesses
February 05, 2010 @ 13:17:16

In a recent interview posted on the O'Reilly Radar site, Msc Slocum talks with Kevin Tatroe about what Facebook's HipHop means for business.

Facebook's PHP overhaul, HipHop, reportedly cut CPU usage on the company's servers by around 50 percent. You don't have to be a programmer to understand that kind of result. [...] asked Kevin Tatroe, co-author of O'Reilly's Programming PHP, to weigh in on HipHop's functionality and its broader applications.

Mac starts with some basic questions - how will it help developers, how will it help businesses - and then asks for some clarification as to what the project really is and how difficult Kevin thinks it will be for companies to adopt.

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Community News:
PHP Developers Summit 2010 (Philippines)
January 26, 2010 @ 16:47:59

The Zend Developer Zone has posted about a PHP developers summit happening in the Philippines in partnership with Microsoft.

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, PHP User Group Philippines presents PHP Developers Summit 2010 on January 30th. We are inviting you to come and join us in this gathering of the country's best tech-talents, professionals and web developers promoting the use of PHP and open source solutions in the enterprise and schools.

Speakers include Dominick Nowell A. Danao, Rodney C. Jao, Alec Joseph Rivera and Rick Bahague, Jr. on topics from IIS7, Git, the WinCache extension and scaling web applications. There's still time to register if you'd like to reserve your spot. The event is happening in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel Rembrandt and will cost between 1,200-1,500 PHP to attend this one-day event.

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Job Posting:
Uplifting Innovations Seeks Lead PHP Developer (Portland, OR)
January 25, 2010 @ 21:54:02

Company Uplifting Innovations
Location Portland, OR
Title Lead PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
We are searching for a talented PHP web developer who we can build the foundation of our "in-house" development team around as we are in the process of bringing our development in-house (all developers currently are off-site contractors). We want someone who has a keen interest in being part of a young, fast growing company and will have significant influence on the outcome of our applications. This person will also enjoy using the best machines and 2 huge monitors with a very comfortable chair. This will be a fun and rewarding opportunity with plenty of innovative projects and career growth to come.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Opportunity

  • Uplifting Innovations has the sole purpose of creating and building innovative and first-of-their-kind web applications and online businesses that focus on uplifting and enhancing the lives of people across the world. We are a small company, but we are mighty on Vision, Creativity and the Ability to not only Recognize Needs, but also Fulfill them using ingenuity and cutting edge web processes. YOU CAN BE A VITAL PART OF THIS TEAM.
  • A company with big dreams and even bigger foresight, Uplifting Innovations discovers issues that are causing pain in people's lives, and then we put our minds together to come up with an innovative solution that makes people say, "duh, why didn't I think of that!" We have a unique and innovative business model in that we are creating a live, online eco-system with tens of thousands of users that acts as a "proving ground" and traction generator for possible standalone web applications or other online businesses.
  • Uplifting Innovations is being led by a successful "serial entrepreneur" with a history of building innovative web companies and has successfully sold two of them in the last 5 years. Most recently, Josh Hall was the founder of EnticeLabs, one of the most innovative and "game-changing" companies on the web (backers included Omniture, Inc. co-founders Josh James & John Pestana). With the help of an brilliant dev team, Josh revolutionized the online job sourcing industry with behaviorally targeted and dynamicly optimized job "Enticements", "Engagement Pages", and real-time job sourcing analytics. Having sold EnticeLabs, Josh wants to make an even bigger impact on the world! To do that, a mediocre dev team will not do; we need rockstars! Brilliant, innovative and creative. Plain and Simple. Do you want to get on a rocket ship to the top or would you rather work for "the man"? If you want the ride of a lifetime, jump on!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Developer in building first class, innovative, large scale, highly trafficked web applications
  • Use specifications and mock-ups to develop light, lean and highly scalable web applications
  • Develop for both the front-end and back-end (until front-end & back-end roles are separated)
  • Work with the project manager to define detailed estimates of dev schedule and timelines using the Agile Development methodology
  • Help build the best development team around; the kind that makes tech magazines giddy!
  • Write great code

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 3+ years experience developing PHP/MySQL web applications at an EXPERT level.
  • Expert-level experience with XHTML, AJAX, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with Linux/Apache/MySQL administration.
  • Experience with Mootools, Smarty Templates, JSON and PHP 5
  • Capable of rapid development of highly scalable apps and user interfaces
  • Strong ability to write structured code followed up with clear documentation
  • Strict adherence to web 2.0 standards and cross-platform compatibility
  • Ability to write clean, light code (and then test your clean, light code)

RELATED SKILLS

  • Obsession with new technologies and trends
  • Self-driven, with a good approach to working efficiently and effectively
  • Organized, detail-oriented and able to set (and meet) realistic deadlines
  • True passion for creating clean, functional and well-designed sites

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Creative thinker who thrives on collaboration but can also work independently
  • It is absolutely required that you can be self motivated and work under tight deadlines.
  • Intense desire to build something successful from the ground-up
  • You will be richly rewarded if you pay careful attention to detail to ensure all requirements & specifications are accounted for and developed accordingly
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong desire to deliver projects on-time and to specification

DESIRED SKILLS, but NOT REQUIRED:

  • Shell scripting, Mail Server Administration, VPS Server, Facebook API, Flex, and SocialEngine.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance bonus
  • High-End and Powerful Equipment including 2-24 inch monitors and a Dual Quad-Core machine
  • A SUPER comfortable chair
  • Stock Options
  • Make a name for yourself and leave your mark on the world

HOW TO APPLY
If you are excited about joining Uplifting Innovations and you feel like we'd be a good fit, please send us your resume and the following information to: DreamJobs *AT* UpliftingInnovations.com

  • Include all applicable experience (Projects you worked on, what you did and for whom)
  • Why you want to work for Uplifting Innovations
  • What sets you apart from other web developers?
  • Please provide 2 professional references (supervisor, team lead, etc. No friends or family)

Have a great day! We hope to hear from you soon!

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Job Posting:
Ganz Seeks PHP Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
January 21, 2010 @ 20:41:36

Company Ganz
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT ONLINE GAMES ??

Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you Webkinz and Webkinz Jr. You can be a part of our new Massively Multiplayer Gaming adventures!!

Responsibilities:

  • Administer Linux Server Environment.
  • Manage MySQL and Oracle databases, optimize data loading techniques, and provide data modeling expertise is a plus.
  • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
  • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
  • Ensure high level of server and network security.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience administrating and troubleshooting Linux Servers, with the proven ability to maintain a high level of server and network security standards.
  • Extensive experience with MySQL and Oracle databases including data manipulation and data modeling.
  • Expert Object Oriented PHP programming and SQL programming.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with UML modeling and Macromedia Flash a plus.
  • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

Interested candidates are invited to forward resumes by email to careers@ganz.com.

Please check out our websites: www.webkinz.com and www.webkinzjr.com

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Job Posting:
Freelancers Union Seeks Web Developer (Brooklyn, NY)
January 21, 2010 @ 20:29:45

Company Freelancers Union
Location Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)
Title Web Developer
Summary

Summary:
Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today's independent workforce through advocacy, information and service. We are passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers - a community representing 30% of the U.S workforce. And we're the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the New York subways.

We are seeking well-rounded and experienced Web Developers to create and maintain various online products and services. We work with a diverse set of technologies and our projects span multiple domains - from health insurance to political action.

You should have experience with:

  • Python, Java or PHP5
  • Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Database design and SQL
  • (Obviously!) Developing for the web (working knowledge of HTTP, caching, sessions, etc.)
  • Developing in a Linux environment
  • Administering web servers (specifically Apache or Lighttpd)

It would be great if you also knew about:

  • Application deployment and maintenance with Make, Maven, setuptools, and simple shell scripts
  • Frameworks like web.py, Django, Restlet, and Spring
  • Back-end queuing/messaging - ActiveMQ
  • Progressive enhancement techniques / graceful degradation

Lastly, you'll get special consideration if:

  • you are an electronic toy instrument virtuoso
  • you can make a delicious grilled cheese
  • you have uncanny accuracy with Nerf weapons

To Apply:
If we sound like an organization in which you can develop and thrive, please email your resume with a cover letter including salary requirement to: technojob@freelancersunion.org. Resumes without cover letter/salary requirement will not be considered.

Our offices are located in DUMBO, one stop in Brooklyn off the A, C or F and one block from the East River and Fulton-Ferry State Park.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.freelancersunion.org/

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Brandon Savage's Blog:
How To Win Developers and Influence Code Quality
January 07, 2010 @ 09:42:11

In this recent post to his blog Brandon Savage offers a few suggestions on how you can "sell" your company to developers and get their best work out of them (because they want to do their best).

Lots of marketing students and sales professionals each year are required to read the book How To Win Friends And Influence People and for good reason: the book stands alone as one of the greatest books on sales ever. I decided to co-opt the title of that great book for this entry, because I want to talk about how to sell your company to developers '" particularly, how to get the best developers to do the best work and make your company, well, the best at whatever it is that you do.

He suggests five things that you can do to help your developers and company along the path to success:

  • Developers are not interchangeable
  • Use the best tools, whether or not they're free
  • Nothing can make up for bad managers
  • Technical people should be led by technical managers
  • Identifying a developer's skills and placing that developer properly is crucial
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Job Posting:
Zondervan Seeks PHP Developer (Grand Rapids, MI)
January 06, 2010 @ 09:37:05

Company Zondervan
Location Grand Rapids, MI
Title PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
Zondervan is seeking a highly motivated PHP Developer with backend / MySQL Database experience to join our team. You will need to have experience building large-scale web sites and enjoy collaborating with teams. This is not a dedicated DBA position, but the individual we are seeking will be actively involved in the schema, and capacity planning of our MySQL instances. You will be required to write high quality code, have excellent communication skills, love solving complex problems, and provide a voice in product design and direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be a technology leader, innovator and mentor
  • Work within a team to deliver projects in a productive and high quality manner
  • Assist in brainstorming and defining user-facing features
  • Develop & maintain Zondervan web applications and modules
  • Architect, implement and launch highly-visible, user-facing features
  • Oversee projects from infancy to and through production

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor degree or relevant work experience required
  • PHP backend development experience required
  • 3+ years of PHP Web application development
  • Experience with working in a LAMP environment preferred
  • Experience working with XML preferred
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, and jQuery
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Web standards preferred

SKILLS:

  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience with Ubercart preferred
  • Fluent in SQL scripting
  • Familiar with data transformations (XML, JSON)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Creative thinker who thrives on collaboration in a team environment
  • Highly motivated, self starter
  • Detail-oriented
  • Willingness to learn new software, ideas, and processes
  • Embraces Zondervan Mission and Shared Values
  • Team player

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and cover letter to zjobs@zondervan.com or apply via the website at www.zondervan.jobs.

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The Register:
Microsoft arms half-wit developers with PHP handgun
January 05, 2010 @ 09:57:23

In a new post to his blog Paul Jones points to an older post from The Register that PHP is more like a handgun (than a "ball of nails"). As Paul quotes:

PHP is like a handgun. On its own, it is simply an inanimate tool that has no moral leaning. In the hands of a responsible citizen, it can be used to the benefit of society. But in the hands of someone who is untrained or mentally unstable, it can be used to commit horrible atrocities.

The article (originally published in May of 2009) was specifically looking at Microsoft's choice to include PHP support in their Windows Azure hosting environment and ho, despite their best efforts, Microsoft is still not doing it quite right when it comes to Open Source.

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Job Posting:
BF Internet Seeks PHP Developer (Milnthorpe, Cumbria, UK)
January 04, 2010 @ 21:18:30

Company BF Internet
Location Milnthorpe, Cumbria, UK
Title Experienced PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
Big Fish Internet are a leading internet design and consultancy Company based in the village of Milnthorpe, Cumbria. The Company has a long established reputation for offering custom made high quality web sites and services. Our focus is on delivering quality products to meet the client's needs, along with exceptional levels of customer service and support. Due to continued growth in our bespoke programming department we require a PHP developer (ideally with Linux sysadmin experience) to join our programming team.

Duties/Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be proficient in OOP PHP 4 and 5 with additional Linux system administration skills and previous commercial experience. Any experience with Perl and ASP.net is advantageous. With a proven track record in developing bespoke applications you will also need to be able to support, maintain and further develop current customer systems. You will need to be a team player in a busy, growing and friendly company.

Benefits:
Attractive basic salary (£25,000 - £28,000) dependant on skills and experience. 15 days annual holiday, all Bank Holidays and Christmas/New Year closure period. A good working environment offering stability and forecasted growth.

Please email Rob Holden (rob@bfinternet.co.uk) with your current C.V. and list any example URL's of work you have created. Alternatively if you fancy a quick chat about the vacancy before applying please call him on 015395 64580.

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Job Posting:
RustyBrick.com Seeks PHP/MySQL Developer (Rockland County, NY)
January 03, 2010 @ 21:16:25

Company RustyBrick.com
Location Rockland Country, NY
Title PHP/MySQL Developer for Real Time Startup
Summary

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with pleasant personalities and good organizational skills to work as a PHP / MySQL Web engineer. At least 2 years working experience with PHP technology and Web-based business applications is a must.

Must be willing to work on-site in our Rockland County, New York office.

Must be able to understand all aspects of a typical business. We have all varieties of clients and need strong business skills.

Duties:
Responsibilities include the following:

  • Development of custom Web-based applications with database back end for customers.
  • Development of Web-based software for internal projects.
  • Co-operation with other Web development team members (e.g. Project manager, Web programmers, graphic designers, and authors, quality assurance) in the production of a finished product.
  • Ability to work on project without detailed instructions; taking the initiative with this job is important.
  • On-going maintenance of existing projects.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of Object Oriented programming
    • Knowledge of PEAR libraries a plus
    • Knowledge of Web 2.0 techniques (i.e. AJAX) a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL (Simple SELECT and JOIN statements will NOT be enough)
  • Coding standards, organizational programming skills and good commenting practices is important
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML
  • Experience in Web E-commerce projects

RustyBrick Benefits:

  • Health Care coverage
  • Floating holiday schedules
  • Vacation & sick days
  • Employee bonus schedule, earn up to 15% of salary
  • Relaxed work enviornment
  • Exciting & challenging projects

To apply, visit the contact form on the RustyBrick.com site.

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Job Posting:
Staffing Technologies, LLC (Recruiter) Seeks Contract PHP Developer (Redmond, WA)
December 30, 2009 @ 21:15:55

Company Staffing Technologies, LLC
Location Redmond, Washington
Title PHP Developer (long term contract opportunity)
Summary

Staffing Technologies is a tier 1 vendor to more than 65 fortune 500 and 1,000 companies nationwide. We are currently recruiting for 2 contract PHP Developers for our broadband/wireless internet client based in Kirkland, Washington. These positions are responsible for the investigation, development and troubleshooting of website, sales, and customer care systems. You absolutely must be highly motivated and very comfortable with rapid changes in direction and environment. The successful candidate will be customer oriented results driven, and passionate about delivering innovative quality services to the client's customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop site content and pages for external and internal websites
  • Work closely with team members to deliver improvements to our web site, intranet, and sales systems. This includes working with IT and functional leads on researching solutions, investigating capabilities, developing requirements, and delivering system implementation
  • Ensure applications are designed to support instrumentation objectives, rapid enhancement objectives and will provide superior user experiences
  • Provide Tier 3 support for production applications on an as-needed basis
  • Assist with the improvement and practice of a development methodology to consistently enhance and predictably deliver product to customers

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience developing commercial software in an agile environment through several complete development cycles - from specifications to software, also producing required documentation and providing production support
  • 3+ years experience implementing mission critical internet based application systems implementing best practices for software code development, re-use, and componentization
  • 2+ years experience with relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, etc.)
  • ZEND experience highly preferred
  • Strong experience with Model View Controller (MVC) Spring, Struts, etc
  • Strong Knowledge of internet technologies and languages (PHP, JSP, HTML, JS, XML, DHTML, CSS, XSLT, XHTML, Servlets, SOAP)
  • Experience in distributed and multi-threaded systems and large website experience with an understanding of scaling issues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strongly customer oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Experience in wireless/telecommunications industry

Education:
BA/BS or equivalent in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field

For more information or to submit a resume contact R. Scott Noel at scottn@staffingtechnologies.com.

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Job Posting:
Impact Payment Systems Seeks PHP Developer (Logan, Utah)
December 29, 2009 @ 21:08:24

Company Impact Payment Systems
Location Logan, Utah
Title PHP Developer
Summary

Impact Payment Systems is a dynamic and multifaceted company. Our focus on customer driven development and leading industry advancements has kept us at the top of the ACH and credit card processing vertical. We are constantly looking to enter new markets, and expand in the markets we are currently in. Impact prides itself on having an innovative and professional team. We create, develop and maintain cutting edge software that is used by us internally, as well as by our many clients.

We are looking for a PHP Developer with 3+ years of experience to fulfill current and future web site development and maintenance by planning, developing, testing, deploying and maintaining various high-end web applications.

Skills

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience developing PHP/MySQL applications at an expert level.
  • Expert-level experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML
  • Experience with Linux/Apache/MySQL administration.

Recommendations:

  • JavaScript library (jQuery, Prototype, Ext) and AJAX knowledge
  • Flash/ActionScript knowledge
  • Third-party API integration (SOAP, REST, etc.) experience
  • Experience with SVN, CVS or other version control system
  • Good communication and client interaction skills

Benefits:

  • Work in a fast-paced development environment where you will see the results of your work immediately
  • Opportunity to work with the latest cutting-edge technology
  • Casual relaxed atmosphere with a results- driven mentality
  • Rewarding compensation structure
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Job Posting:
Insttant.com Seeks PHP/MySQL Developer (Richland, WA)
December 28, 2009 @ 21:44:40

Company Insttant.com
Location Richland, WA (remote work)
Title PHP/MySQL Developer for Real Time Startup
Summary

We're looking for experienced, talented PHP experts to help us launch our real time analysis site - Insttant.com. We were featured at the TechCrunch50 startup conference in September, we'll be launching shortly, and we need your help!

What is Insttant? We make Twitter and real time news easier to understand by providing comprehensible charts and visuals. Check out a demonstration video of our vision (and screen shots) at Insttant.com.

Knowledge in CSS and jQuery is a plus. To apply, please send an email describing your talents to joe@insttant.com.

KEY SKILLS

  • Excellent web programming knowledge and 2+ years experience building sites in PHP
  • Knowledge in entity extraction and information retrieval is a large plus.
  • Strong ability to write structured code followed up with clear documentation
  • Strict adherence to web 2.0 standards and cross-platform compatibility
  • Solid understanding of browser capabilities and restrictions
  • Knowledge of web server platforms, protocols and applications
  • Ability to write clean, light code (and then test your clean, light code)

RELATED SKILLS

  • Obsession with new technologies and trends, especially in social or mobile tech
  • Self-driven, with a good approach to working efficiently and effectively
  • Organized, detail-oriented and able to set (and meet) realistic deadlines
  • True passion for creating clean, functional and well-designed sites

NON-TECHNICAL, DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • It is absolutely required that you can be self motivated, work independently and work under very tight deadlines.
  • Intense desire to build something successful from the ground-up
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Slight addiction to social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc)

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume and/or descriptions of your past projects to joe@insttant.com. Thanks.

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Job Posting:
HUGE Seeks Freelance PHP Developer (New York, NY)
December 28, 2009 @ 21:36:51

Company HUGE
Location New York, NY
Title Freelance Developer (PHP)
Summary

The Freelance PHP Developer will participate in development efforts on projects for external clients. He or she will work with the account team, interaction designers, and graphic designers to design and build interactive solutions for clients. He or she will be responsible for working on the software design as well as building, testing, debugging and troubleshooting programs and scripts for various functions, and modifying existing code to add new features.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of development experience
  • The ideal candidate should have experience creating highly trafficked websites
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming in general but preferably Java
  • Strong PHP experience, specifically with PHP 5
  • Overall experience with LAMP and open source in general
  • Good database skills and the ability to create and reverse engineer an ERD
  • Experience with mySQL 5 and other RDBMS preferably Oracle or MS SQL Server
  • Strong CMS experience with systems such as Alfresco, Interwoven, Documentum or Drupal
  • Strong CMS Workflow experience
  • Experience writing web services
  • Experience creating REST based architectures
  • Experience using PHP Frameworks like Kohana
  • Experience creating applications from the ground up
  • Back-end development - Everything is processed at the application layer so they will not be writing Stored Procedures but must understand relational database concepts
  • Experience in an Agile development environment - the product development is more of a waterfall environment
  • Experience mentoring other developers
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills and love technical challenges
  • Must be self-motivated, and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to take initiative to be productive and efficient
  • B.S./M.Sc.Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Consulting experience a big plus
  • The duration of this engagement is 3-4 months, with the potential for extension
  • Our client is located in Manhattan and this person will need to be able to work at the client site with team members 90% of the time
  • Local candidates only

HUGE is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

Please click the following URL to apply: http://www.jobvite.com/j/?aj=oAGeVfw9&s=PHPDeveloperOrg

HUGE is a leading interactive agency that specializes in building sustainable online businesses for some of the smartest and most demanding companies in the world. Founded in 1999, HUGE has developed a unique methodology and culture that combines the most relevant aspects of research, design, marketing and technology to meet client objectives. The online businesses designed and developed by HUGE generate over $8.3 billion in online revenue a year and are visited by over 150 million unique visitors a month. HUGE is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Los Angeles, Portland and London. The company is jointly owned by its operating partners and Interpublic Group. Clients include IKEA, JetBlue Airways, Walt Disney Company, iVillage, Time Inc., Target and CNN.

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Smashing Magazine:
Advanced Power Tips for WordPress Template Developers Reloaded
December 17, 2009 @ 10:08:20

Smashing Magazine recently posted some "power tips" for WordPress template developers to help them get the most of the frontend side of their sites (continued from this first part).

This article presents the second part of the article; it covers customizing basic content administration and adding features to the post and page editor in WordPress.

Broken up into two sections - Customizing Basic Content Administration and Adding Features to the Post & Page Editor, the topics covered in this post include:

  • Customizing the Dashboard Widgets
  • Dropping in Your Own Logo
  • Hiding Fields Based on User Role
  • Adding a Custom Meta Box
  • Adding Custom Taxonomies
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Blue Parabola Blog:
What's a Senior Developer?
November 11, 2009 @ 07:55:36

On the Blue Parabola blog today Keith Casey looks at a term that's become more and more ambiguous in the software development world and means so many things to so many people. He thought he'd set the record straight with some criteria he thinks makes the position of "senior developer".

In recent weeks, I've spoken with a number of people about developers. About hiring them, firing them, training them, promoting them, and generally everything revolving around getting or having good people for a team. And one of the odd things that struck me is that: Every organization defines "Senior Developer" completely different and sometimes contradictory ways.

He's not talking about the little things so much as the responsibilities and expectations the company places on this senior level role. Some of the things he suggests to look for include:

  • a good amount of experience
  • basic project/time management skills
  • that they're a good communicator
  • a bit of mentoring tossed in too
A Senior Developer - either in name or in responsibility - is often the same as a Team Lead. This person must be effective both on their own and on a team. They have to report up to the Project Manager (or higher!) and lead the rest of the team.. and sometimes even coordinate and collaborate with other teams horizontally.
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Brandon Savage's Blog:
Why Every Developer Should Write Their Own Framework
November 06, 2009 @ 10:13:42

In his latest post Brandon Savage suggests that every developer should do one thing before they start working with PHP frameworks - write their own.

So for those of you wanting to write your own frameworks, feel free. But don't even think about putting it in production until you've read this blog post. Lots of times new developers are shot down from writing their own frameworks by bosses or community members who insist that "NIH" (not invented here) has no place in their organization or language. [...] To me, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

He points to a comment from Elizabeth Smith that reinforces his ideas and supports the creation of a framework. Using it in production, however, is a whole different story. They both agree that writing your own framework is good for learning how it all works, but that you should stick with the larger frameworks for real development.

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Mike Bernat's Blog:
How SHOULD developers answer questions?
October 28, 2009 @ 12:31:43

As a continuation from his previous post ("How do GOOD developers ask questions?") Mike Bernat is back with this suggestion on how should good developers answer questions.

When given a very specific question that you know has a very specific answer, your first reaction might be to blurt out the answer and be done with it. However, I like to go the extra step and ask what they've tried so far or what research they've done. I like to show them how to arrive at the answer on their own as well as provide the solution.

He suggests that it's more about the thinking behind the answer than just reciting something from memory. Anyone can memorize facts and terms (and solutions, for that matter) but a good developer will be able to explain why he came to that conclusion.

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Mike Bernat's Blog:
How Do GOOD Developers Ask Questions?
October 08, 2009 @ 08:25:06

Mike Bernat has a new post that anyone, experienced or not in the development world, should read. The post is a good overview of how good developers (ones who really want a genuine answer and aren't just being lazy) should ask questions.

First of all, let me say this. If you consider yourself a developer and don't find yourself wanting to ask questions on a daily basis, you're doing something wrong. Asking questions without being afraid of humiliating yourself is critical.

His suggestions include not being afraid to over-describe the problem, speculate on what the possible answer might be (it can help to get the thoughts flowing), providing some examples of the problem you're facing and, most importantly, don't get offended by the responses you get. Sure, some might be blatantly insulting but those aren't worth the read anyway. Find value in the answers that can help, though - no matter how simplistic the advice seems.

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Job Posting:
JKPorto Inc (Recruiter) Seeks Lead PHP Developer (New York, NY)
October 01, 2009 @ 11:01:40

Company JKPorto Inc (Recruiter)
Location New York, NY
Title Lead PHP Programmer
Summary

I am searching for a PHP LAMP developer for NYC, and having a hard time finding talent in the area.

Lead PHP Programmer

We are looking for a motivated, team-oriented lead PHP programmer for our websites.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Work hands-on to maintain existing websites, extend existing websites, and build new websites in our technology stack: PHP, mySQL, Apache, Linux
  • Oversee and coordinate a team of site developers
  • Provide guidance and leadership in implementing web technologies throughout the organization
  • Serve as liaison between editorial, marketing and technical departments

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of PHP/mySQL web programming experience within a Linux environment. Experience with Symfony PHP framework is a big plus. Some experience with REST/SOAP/XML/JSON desirable.

For more information contact Jinny Porto at Jinny@jkporto.com

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Job Posting:
Huges Media Seeks Mid/Sr Level PHP Developer (Worcestershire, UK)
September 08, 2009 @ 08:10:16

Company Hughes Media
Location Worcestershire, UK
Title Mid to Senior Level PHP developer
Summary

Hughes Media specialises in producing websites that are simple to use, quick to load and easy to find. Most of the sites we build are based on technology that we have created ourselves. We are a young, exciting team of designers and developers based in a small but very busy office in the beautiful Teme Valley.

We are looking for a web developer with a combination of strong PHP/SQL, software design principles and HTML/CSS knowledge.

This is a challenging role for a person with good technical skills. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the web, showing strong motivation and close attention to detail. We are looking for initiative and a desire to learn and improve. In-house training and support will be provided to develop existing skills.

We are offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This is a full time post.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, including PHP 5.
  • Object oriented programming
  • Sound knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with web standards
  • Flexibility: we are small company, but we move quickly

Pluses:

  • Linux system administration
  • Smarty templating system
  • Subversion experience
  • Javascript, and when not to use it

An online portfolio site where you can demonstrate your knowledge and experience in the required technologies is a must.

Applicants must have their own transport.

Contact: Edward Hughes at ed@hughesmedia.co.uk

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Fabien Potencier's Blog:
Developers should be Artists
August 26, 2009 @ 10:17:14

Fabien Potencier has a suggestion for developers out there - don't just look at what you write as something functional that just does a job, be an artist!

Hacking is an art, and hackers should act as artists. Hackers and painters have a lot in common but I won't talk about the analogy too much as Paul Graham wrote an excellent essay and a whole book on this topic. I recommend you to read both of them if you are a hacker or a developer.

He points out that "beautiful code" is a good thing - unfortunately developers for companies may not have the luxury of writing it. He does suggest hacking on your own time, though. Not only is it good for you, getting out those ideas into working code, but it can also positively effect the applications you develop at your work.

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Job Posting:
Accucom Seeks Mid-Senior PHP/MySQL Developer (Boston, MA)
August 19, 2009 @ 18:03:07

Company Accucom
Location Boston, MA
Title Mid to Senior Level PHP/MySql Developer
Summary

Full time position in a small but growing company, We are looking for a mid to senior level PHP/MySql Developer. Must be comfortable working on many projects at the same time and managing other employees (both local and remote).

We have about 40 active websites that need almost constant work. Some minor tweaks and some major.

Prior agency experience as well as any online marketing experience is a plus.

The position is in our office in Boston, so local candidates only.

If interested, please send me your resume and a brief description about your experience.

Contact: Alon Cohen at alon@accucomcorp.com

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Job Posting:
MyMajorCompany Seeks PHP Developer/Webmaster (London, UK)
August 19, 2009 @ 16:16:44

Company MyMajorCompany
Location London, UK
Title PHP Developer/Webmaster
Summary

MyMajorCompany is a very successful European music website specialized in new online A&R revolutionary methods. MyMajorCompany is fully funded and now expanding internationally in the UK, USA and Japan

The developer, based in London, will be in charge of implementing the UK version of the company platform which is launching in December 2009

Salary is competitive based on experience

Responsibilities:

  • Lead delivery of the front-end of the English version of website and work closely with the CTO based in Paris
  • Operate and maintain the UK version of website in close co-operation with the IT back-end team based out of Paris and UK Managing Director
  • Liaise and organise the teamwork with the UK community manager
  • Manage the technical support, driving excellent performance and ensuring the best standards are observed and the site continually improves
  • Provide key expertise in planning and budgeting of all technical delivery
  • Ensure the company's product and platform delivery is managed in line with current practices and protocols

Skills

  • Proven skills in key technology areas including, but not limited to, a perfect mastering of PHP and MySQL
  • Web technologies including Flash (with ActionScript), HTML, XML, DHTML
  • Good knowledge of Rich Media formats and serving
  • Good knowledge of traditional web design tools, basic Photoshop knowledge and other professional design software
  • Good knowledge of command of server maintenance tools
  • Business acumen

Previous Experience
The final candidate will have at least three years of leading or co-leading the successful delivery of websites or technology projects and will ideally be able to demonstrate:

  • Being Technical Manager of a 1.0 website or being part of a technical team delivering a web 2.0 site
  • Skills in issue resolution and being part of a global team
  • Energy and enthusiasm for media and the online community

If you are based in the UK and are interested please send your CV to Adrienne Brown ab@square-media.co.uk

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Job Posting:
Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Chicago, IL)
August 19, 2009 @ 14:57:33

Company Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
Location Chicago, IL
Title Sr. PHP Web Developer
Summary

The ideal candidate would have experience as an engineer and architect for object oriented websites using PHP, with MySQL/Oracle and Linux.​ Strong experience with engineering, developing and coding sites is a must.​

The Senior PHP Developer will plan, research, develop logic, code, and test and deploy several web projects with minimal assistance.​ They will need to know how to build a PHP web application from the ground up, as well as modify and build on existing code.​

Requirements:

  • 3+ Years in web development using PHP for commercial websites
  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming
  • Develop / maintain applications and Web Services using LAMP
  • Experience working with trading and investment data is a plus
  • Excellent communication, team-work and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, decision-making skills and willingness to take on big challenges and solve complex problems
  • Ability to think strategically about business issues, manage deadlines, drive closure between cross-group teams, and communicate recommendations
  • Ability to make strategically-sound decisions with little information in an fast moving environment, and be able to influence change and drive process and structure

Please send your resume, along with cover letter and contact information to: hrsupport@zacks.com

View our website at www.zacks.com

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Mihai Corlan's Blog:
Flex for PHP developers
August 19, 2009 @ 07:58:11

As the Zend Developer Zone points out Mihai Corlan of Adobe has written up a lengthy tutorial about Flex, specifically targeted towards PHP developers.

I want to share with you some of the things that are specific to Flex in relation to PHP. At the same time I want to introduce Flex by comparing it with PHP whenever this comparison makes sense. Thus this article is for: PHP developers that want to learn more about Flex and Action Script 3 than a simple definition can provide [or] developers that have already made their first attempt at coding a Flex application and want a broader, deeper understanding.

The tutorial starts from the basics for those not acquainted - what is flex, why you should care about it - and moves quickly through MXML, Actionscript3 and examples with each. He includes an example showing a simple user authentication script and how to interface that with a PHP backend.

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Builder.com.au:
Five reasons why your company should hire open source developers
August 10, 2009 @ 11:36:46

The Builder.com.au site has a new article posted today about Open Source developers and why your company could benefit from adding them to your workforce.

Some companies are afraid that hiring an open source developer would be a liability - possibly reverse engineering their proprietary software and then releasing forked versions into the community. Although these may sound like justifiable fears, they overlook some very important benefits that come with hiring open source developers. Let's take a look at some good reasons to hire open source developers.

They list the five reasons (from a business perspective) companies shouldn't be afraid of adding Open Source developers to their teams:

  • You can see more than their resumes.
  • Open source developers have had to think on their toes and patch the programs that Microsoft has (often times) intentionally broken.
  • Open source developers are [generally] very passionate about what they do.
  • Along with an open source developer you will enjoy open source support.
  • And like adopting any open source project, you will save money.
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Cal Evans' Blog:
Open Teams
August 07, 2009 @ 08:39:55

Cal Evans has a new post to his blog about good development teams, their energy levels and how Open Source projects seem to encourage both.

Pop Quiz: How many of your developers wake up in the morning excited to work on your project? If the answer is not "all of them", you probably need to look at how open source projects attract developers and motivate them to write code for free.

He makes a few suggestions about what managers of developers can do to try to bring some of this energy into their projects (four meta-attributes). His suggestion is to try them out in your environment - not all of them are right for all situations - but don't try to force your development team into someplace they don't want to be.

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Matt Curry's Blog:
9 Questions With Nate Abele - Lead Developer of CakePHP
August 05, 2009 @ 07:55:39

Matt Curry has posted an interview (part one) he did with Nate Abele, lead developer of the CakePHP framework.

Yeah, yeah, I know. This has been done before. What can I say - I had questions, Nate had answers. This is part one and covers general Cake and Cake3 questions. Look for part two tomorrow, which has a bunch of random questions.

The questions cover topics like the confusion in CakePHP branches, active contributors, changes in return values and certain features (like unit testing integration and the filtering system).

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PHPClasses.org:
India will become number 1 source of PHP developers soon
July 30, 2009 @ 07:51:39

According to this new post on the PHPClasses.org blog, in the near future India will become the number one source for PHP developers in the world.

The number of Indian PHP developers has been growing at a large pace in the last few years, when compared to other countries. A few years ago, India was just one of the top ten countries with more PHP developers. Now India is number 2 and is almost surpassing United States, which is still number 1. This article presents a reflection about why this growth happened just in the latest years, as well what it means for the PHP world.

They talk about the size of the Indian PHP market and how many developers (certified and uncertified) are out there looking to fill the needs. By their own numbers, the PHPClasses.org has more job openings in India than any other country (with the US coming in second).

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Job Posting:
Cambridge Technology Enterprises Seeks PHP Web Applications Developer (Ramsey, NJ)
July 21, 2009 @ 15:55:45

Company Cambridge Technology Enterprises
Location Ramsey, NJ
Title PHP Web Applications Developer
Summary

This is a permanent opportunity with the client and the client does not pay for relocation.

Salary is competitve based on experience with benefits.

PHP Web Applications Developer

  • Demonstrable expertise in developing PHP5-based database-driven applications.
  • Ability to hand-code HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Willingness to work with heterogeneous systems, including IBM System i (iSeries / i5 / AS/400) server and DB2 .
  • Willingness to work at our offices in Ramsey, NJ (relocation not budgeted).

    The following attributes are plusses:

    • Proficiency with MVC frameworks, especially Zend Framework.
    • Proficiency with Dojo (JavaScript library) and AJAX.
    • OO Skills (Object-oriented development).
    • Degree in Computer Science or Information technology.
    • Good interpersonal skills to collaborate with team members, clients and users.
    • Ability to configure AMP (Apache, MySql, and PHP).
    • Exposure to the IBM System i (iSeries / AS/400) server and DB2.
    • Experience with PHP-based content management systems (Joomla, Drupal, etc.).
    • The ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

    Please respond with below stated details in order to expedite the process of submission of your candidature to our client.

    Updated Resume
    Current location
    Availability status
    Contact number

    Contact Nathan Subramanian for more information or to submit your information: nsubramanian@ctepl.com

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    Job Posting:
    White October Seeks Senior/Junior PHP Developers (Oxford, UK)
    July 16, 2009 @ 07:46:29

    Company White October
    Location Oxford, UK
    Title Senior/Junior PHP Developers
    Summary

    Hello Internet,

    I've been tasked to find a clone of me for the office (Oxford UK), and a mini mee. A scary thought really. Right so you need to be Scottish, like food, and moan a lot about the weather being either too wet or too hot.

    If you don't have those skills then possibly your technical skills may do..so here goes.

    Senior role:

    • 6/7 years plus of commercial PHP experience.
    • Understanding OOPHP5 in a MVC environment.
    • Framework experience a bonus, we use symfony/zend, but don't let that put you off.
    • MySQL, or just know how to put SQL together. Knowing how to use EXPLAIN in your queries and making indexes that work a major bonus.
    • A preference for Linux over Windows (We can fight distros later), you need to be comfortable installing stuff from source if the need arises.
    • Javascript framework knowledge, we have standardised on jquery but they are much a muchness.
    • Happily working in HTML etc

    Desirables:

    • The ability to slice up PSD templates if the need arises, to valid XHTML/CSS.
    • XSLT/XML
    • Agile/SCRUM (Don't worry we've just started)
    • Test driven development (Ditto)

    The junior role:

    • A degree in Computer Science
    • At least 1 year or one project in PHP using OOP methodologies.
    • Linux command line skills
    • A keenness to solve problems and an attention to detail
    • You will be expected to hit the ground running

    Give me an email, jwards@whiteoctober.co.uk, with your salary expectations and your CV.

    Oh and you must be able to get yourself to Oxford for an interview under your own steam and have the right to work in the UK.

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    Job Posting:
    Envoy International seeks Senior PHP Developer (Glasgow, UK)
    July 10, 2009 @ 07:45:11

    Company Envoy International
    Location Glasgow, UK
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    Envoy International provides Intellectual Property (IP) legal services to law firms from around the world via the Envoy website. The website is effectively a sophisticated application that lets lawyers instruct and manage their cases online. We have legal services in-house, as well as an extensive network of legal suppliers that covers every jurisdiction in the world. We officially launched on the 1st July 2009 and are now looking to really expand our online capabilities. As such, we are building an in-house team of designers, integrators and developers.

    The Senior Developer role will play an important part in specifying our in-house technology requirements and developing exciting new features for the system. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal communication skills and good attention to detail. Most likely the successful candidate will be someone who has a computer science background with/or considerable industry experience.

    Duties

    • working with the development team leader and designer/integrator to understand Envoy's business requirements.
    • contributing to the strategic development and specifications for improvements to the online system.
    • specifying and maintaining the internal systems and hardware required for the in-house development team.
    • managing our servers and the relationship with our external hosting company.
    • management of junior developers (as/if required).
    • ensuring that all work is backed-up on a regular basis.
    • testing and trouble-shooting.

    Skills

    • first class PHP/MySQL programming skills. Additional programming skills (eg AJAX) would be an advantage.
    • considerable experience working within a LAMP development environment.
    • experience using version control and disciplined software development methodologies.
    • excellent systems/sever/DBA skills and experience.
    • a willingness to employ code documentation/commenting practices.
    • staff management skills would be an advantage.

    Compensation
    This is a full time position and an opportunity to work on a large, sophisticated, ongoing international project. The salary range will be dependent on the skills, experience, and expectation of the individual applicant. In addition to the salary, Envoy also offers the employee several benefits such as life insurance, pension policies, and the opportunity for ongoing professional development.

    Application
    Please submit your CV and a letter of application to t.hovey@envoyrenewals.com. Please ensure that you also include links to projects that you have directly contributed to. We are looking to establish our in-house development team as quickly as possible, as such, interviews of potentially suitable candidates will take place as soon as possible after an appropriate application is received. It is likely that our interview process will be in two parts, with the second part involving the review/discussion of a hypothetical brief.

    If you require any additional information or clarification, don't hesitate to contact t.hovey@envoyrenewals.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Jadu Seeks Jadu Developer (Leicester, UK)
    June 25, 2009 @ 13:02:33

    Company Jadu
    Location Leicester, UK
    Title Jadu Engineer
    Summary

    About Jadu
    Providing a refreshing approach to Web application development, Enterprise Content Management and Search with Google, Jadu offers ground-breaking functionality including award winning accessible design, integrated Google search, user intelligence and full statistical reporting, full standards compliance, online forms, Google enterprise search and a host of other web productivity tools and an unparalleled support service.

    Jadu are innovating in many areas over the coming year - with new products and services that will revolutionise the Content and Document Management software industry and implementation of WEB 2.0 technology.

    With a rapidly expanding business, we are implementing systems in both private and public sectors at an unprecedented rate - Jadu are growing both our business and our products.

    The Role
    We are looking for suitably talented individuals to join one of the finest content management engineering teams in the World.

    Jadu's Engineers are highly qualified programmers with experience in developing in many languages - specialising in PHP, Python, possibly some C#, as well as database servers such as MySQL and occasionally MS SQL.

    The Jadu Engineer (programmer) has experience and understanding of the principles of OO design and development and will have detailed knowledge of the principles of web development and server side scripting.

    This is an opportunity for a gifted programmer to develop and build a career in complex software development and become part of an elite software development team.

    The typical activities of this role:

    • Developing web applications using PHP and MySQL
    • Knowldge of WebServices, XML, SOAP is a distinct advantage
    • Creating usable interfaces with AJAX
    • Using webservices to develop new and enhanced functionality for Jadu information systems
    • Experience with SOAP and Webservices is a big bonus
    • System planning and documentation

    Requirements

    • 1 year min programming experience
    • Educated to degree level with excellent academic results
    • Strong technical understanding of the internet and web based applications
    • Strong team player and communication skills

    Jadu is a creative and highly innovative place to work. We care for our people and our customers.

    If you are interested in joining our team - please send your letter of application and CV in the first instance to careers@jadu.co.uk

    Jadu is an equal opportunities employer.

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    Job Posting:
    Comsys (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Plano, TX)
    June 25, 2009 @ 08:02:43

    Company Comsys (Recruiter)
    Location Plano, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    PHP Developer needed with the LAMP Stack. Must be local to Dallas and able to hammer out large volumes of PHP coding. This is very much focused on fixes for "buggie" PHP code...you will be managing this task for a large portion of your work. This requires a positive attitude and the ability to manage high level PHP issues.

    Key items that will make you ideal for this role:

    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL
    • PHP
    • CSS
    • HTML
    • JQuery
    • MVC
    • AJAX

    Plus Skills:
    Ideally you will have Cake PHP experience or education

    We are only considering candidates with outstanding communication skills, and the requested technical background. Recent Web Development is essential.

    No H1B candidates will be considered. No Corp to Corp.

    For more information, contact Tyler Allie at tallie@comsys.com

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    Enterprise PHP Magazine:
    How Many Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby Developers Are There?
    June 22, 2009 @ 07:57:54

    The Enterprise PHP Magazine has pointed out some facts (slightly skewed, it seems) about the availability of a few different types of programmers, PHP included, according to several search engines.

    I updated the estimation so we can have most accurate results. The table below illustrates the results found, I have just truncated Bing results to 1M to have more readable chart, after all I don't believe there are 50M resumes indexed by Microsoft - and that's another topic.

    The results show about 780,000 PHP-related resumes on Google, 541,000 on Yahoo and the (obviously incorrect) 59,700,000 from Bing.com. There are a lot of PHP developers out there, but I can't imagine quite that many. Either way, even the numbers from the other search engines come in over the counts of the other three languages.

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    Job Posting:
    Atmos Energy Seeks Application Developer (Dallas, TX)
    June 12, 2009 @ 08:46:12

    Company Atmos Energy
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title Applications Developer
    Summary

    Professional level position responsible for the maintenance, research and development, testing, and analysis, for enterprise software applications

    PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Works with developers, programmers, and designers to create and develop new software programs and applications.
    • Write programming code to create or enhance functionality and/or appearance of company applications as necessary.
    • Works with end users to creates documentation as it relates to the program definition, development, business requirements. Documentation includes software objectives, deliverables, and end user specifications.
    • Schedules and installs software improvements and upgrades.
    • Write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications and end user requirements
    • Write programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or performance of company applications as necessary.
    • Design, run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
    • Performs critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas.
    • Prepare and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process.
    • Train end users to operate new or modified programs.
    • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
    • Works with external vendors to ensure efficient implementation of software products or systems.
    • Keeps abreast of new and changing technological advances in program languages, utilities, tools and client/server technology to ensure achievement of optimum results.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE LEVEL:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Technology, Business or a closely related field and two years of progressively responsible experience in computer programming and/or operating systems analysis; or
    • A general educational knowledge normally acquired through a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and four years of progressively responsible experience in computer programming and/or operating systems analysis

    RESUME SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
    Email: employment@atmosenergy.com
    Fax: 214-550-8700
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 650205, Dallas, TX 75265-0205

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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    Job Posting:
    NWREL Seeks Online Technology Developer (Portland, OR)
    June 11, 2009 @ 13:31:54

    Company Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
    Location Portland, OR
    Title Online Technology Developer
    Summary

    The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. NWREL is a private, nonprofit corporation which has served the Northwest region since 1966 as its Regional Educational Laboratory under contract with the U. S. Department of Education, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.

    This position contributes to NWREL by developing web-based applications that advance the goals, purposes, and objectives of NWREL's work.

    DUTIES

    • Design, code, program, and build advanced Web-based applications to support online learning and distance support efforts.
    • Troubleshoot, update, and maintain Web-based applications.
    • Develop, in collaboration with staff, effective and interactive web applications and technologies that support internal and external communication as well as online learning opportunities.
    • Provide technical support in the use of Web-based applications such as Flash to both internal and external clients.
    • Train and assist other NWREL staff in the use of Web-based applications such as Flash.
    • Support and contribute to visual design work for both Web-based and print-based products
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Education/Training: Bachelor of Science degree or two years directly related experience
    • Experience: The successful applicant should have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities
      • One year of programming experience with Web-based applications as well as experience with the design of Web-based and print-based products.
      • Knowledge of computer programming theory and techniques including MySQL, ActionScript, JavaScript, and C++.
      • Proficient with multimedia software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash
      • Ability to work with others professionally to produce materials of high quality content and aesthetic design
      • Ability to communicate technical information to laypersons and interactive with highly diverse team consisting of internal and external members
      • Ability to complete work in a timely manner, under tight timelines with projects that may have conflicting deadlines

    Desired/Preferred:
    Demonstrated experience developing Web-based materials for education environments preferred

    Problem Solving:

    • Seeks problem solutions from multiple options caused by changing plan assumptions
    • Determines how things are to be done
    • Balances competing projects and work schedules

    Accountability:

    • Acts on issues based on set practices and procedures or well defined policies
    • Works within established protocols
    • Self-directed with minimal oversight by supervisor
    • Overall work is reviewed during annual performance evaluation and regular discussions with supervisor
    • Provides value added guidance to other staff
    • Influences operational decisions

    Physical Demands/Conditions:

    • Office
      • Sit for prolonged periods of time, requires manual dexterity for operation of personal computer and ten-key, must be able to lift boxes weighing 30-40 pounds, operate a telephone, frequent interruptions to concentration, interact with a wide range of clients and co-workers
    • Travel
      • Moderate travel requirements (up to 25% of work schedule) including extended overnight stays out of state
      • Ability to travel by car or common carrier for out of state and rural travel
      • Ability to transport and/or handle moderate sized packages and materials (up to 35 pounds) at on-site locations.

    COMPENSATION
    Salary range: $43,100 - $73,800 per year based on experience, plus a benefits package that includes vacation, generous employer paid retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, transportation benefit, and opportunities for ongoing professional development.

    APPLICATIONS
    Please submit your resume and letter of application to nwrelstaffing@nwrel.org. Interviews will be conducted after internal screening. In your cover letter, please reference Position #09-04 and how your skills match the specific qualifications listed above.

    NWREL is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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    Job Posting:
    Spartan Resources, LLC (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Applications Developer (Charlotte, NC)
    June 09, 2009 @ 16:42:54

    Company Spartan Resources, LLC (Recruiter)
    Location Charlotte, NC
    Title PHP Applications Developer
    Summary

    Standard Position Description: Web/Application Developer

    Reporting: Director of Support and Tools Development

    General Description:
    PHP developer is needed to participate in the development and deployment of internal and external applications. The developer will work in a team environment and contribute to constant upgrades and maintenance to our existing systems as well as the development of new applications.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist local operations teams in troubleshooting and resolving issues pertaining to the applications.
    • Contribute to ongoing development and planning of the tool set.
    • Assist with the training of the Support teams and local operations staff on the applications being deployed.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • Experience in design, coding and unit testing of scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant web applications in a UNIX environment.
    • Working knowledge of relational databases
    • Basic UNIX system administration skills.
    • Knowledge of Apache, HTML, PHP.
    • Experience with MySQL, CVS a plus.
    • Knowledge of MVC design patterns a plus.
    • Strong oral, written communications skills
    • Good team player, able to drive resolution of competing architectural design.
    • Self-disciplined in a development environment that requires unit testing, documentation, adherence to coding standards and naming conventions
    • Attention to detail, highly self-motivated
    • Strong Troubleshooting skills

    Education, Experience, Training:

    • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent.

    3 month contract to hire
    Hourly Rate/Salary - (dependant upon experience)

    To Apply, Contact: John Huenecke, ACIR
    Recruiting Manager
    Spartan Resources, LLC
    john@spartanresources.net

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    Zend Developer Zone:
    US and Canadian PHP Developers Needed For Marketing Survey
    June 03, 2009 @ 09:31:38

    If you're a PHP developer in either the US or Canada, Esther Shindler is in need of your opinions (as mentioned by this post by Cal Evans on the Zend Developer Zone).

    A friend of mine, Esther Shindler, contacted me recently to help her reach the PHP community. Since I don't know all of you (I'm really trying though) I'm reaching out to any US or Canadian PHP developers who have 10 minutes to spare and know two or three other US or Canadian PHP developers that might be willing to help as well. Here's all I need you to do: Take the survey and pass the link along to your other US and Canadian PHP developers buddies.

    The target audience they're looking for to take this quiz are people working on open source tools in the US/Canada that regularly use one of the following: Joomla, phpBB, SugarCRM, Drupal, WordPress. If that fits you, head over and share your opinions (they might also contact you by phone for a follow-up).

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    Job Posting:
    The Healthy City Project Seeks Web Developer/PHP Programmer
    May 27, 2009 @ 14:56:32

    Company The Healthy City Project
    Location Los Angeles, CA
    Title Innovative Web Developer/PHP Programmer
    Summary

    The mission of the Healthy City Project is to improve the ability of low-income, underserved children, youth, and their families to access services and to facilitate smarter resource planning throughout L.A. County. To this end, Healthy City (HC) has created a user friendly GIS mapping website that provides access to the largest database of community resources and localized demographic, health, and economic data for all of L.A. County. Always on the cutting edge of technology, HealthyCity.org is widely recognized as a national model in how to re-purpose GIS technology for public sector use. HC was recently recognized as a featured project for the Netsquared 2008 Conference (N2Y3) and is in the process of statewide expansion. Along with our online site, HC provides direct research and technical assistance to governmental (elected and otherwise), philanthropic, and community based institutions including community engaged mapping, policy research, and website development. The Healthy City Project is a program within the Advancement Project LA, a nonprofit research and public policy organization near downtown Los Angeles.

    Healthy City is now seeking a highly qualified Web Developer/PHP Programmer with working knowledge and experience to help lead its successful online site and various research and policy portals. This position will work directly with Healthy City's Technology Manager and Technology consultants assisting in multiple aspects of the project including the website design, development, maintenance and administration for a wide range of research/technology projects.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Construct, develop, code, debug and maintain of interactive mapping website applications.
    • Participate in project status review meeting with Team Lead.
    • Assist in setting scope of work and timelines for various technology projects, including updating and maintaining existing sites as well as development of new websites.
    • Plan and implement enhancement of existing and creation of new Web-based applications, including but not limited to interactive features and tools that facilitate data analysis.
    • Participation in systems analysis and design efforts regarding user interfaces, definition of process specifications and design of application structures.
    • Conform to in-house software development processes, and defined software design methodologies for the development and implementation of Internet based applications
    • Perform code evaluation and make recommendations for software adaptation
    • Generate application test data as necessary and validate any data conversion requirements for final implementation and production rollout.
    • Database management; maintain data for healthycity.org as well as other projects; conduct data preparation and clean-up.
    • Liaison as necessary between the Technology Manager and Technology consultants regarding www.HealthyCity.org and various project websites.
    • Timely communication of issues and status information to Technology Manager concerning system development activities.
    • Quality assurance testing and usability testing for various project websites.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • 4+ years programming experience required in application development.
    • High-level programming/scripting experience (PHP5 tree, JavaScript, XML, CSS).
    • High-level SQL programming.
    • Strong background in open-source environments, software, and tools (Linux, Apache, PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc).
    • Computer Science trained graduate or with equivalent work experience
    • Strong web application documentation, design, coding and testing experience
    • Proven analytical ability to create/modify application code to support new functionality.
    • Strong debugging experience with code written by other developers
    • Proven ability to execute project deliverables within effort and elapsed time estimates
    • Proven experience in meeting workload estimates as defined in project work plan.
    • Strong familiarity with demographic, health and economic datasets highly preferred.
    • Experience or interest working with GIS mapping.
    • Understanding of Web 2.0 concepts and capabilities.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work with diverse communities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, i.e. facilitation, outreach and message delivery Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work situation and changing priorities.

      Please send cover letters and resumes to:
      ATTN: Lori Thompson
      1541 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 508, Los Angeles CA 90017
      Or e-mail to: lthompson@advanceproj.org or fax to: 213.989.1309

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    PHPClasses.org Blog:
    How large is the PHP market?
    May 13, 2009 @ 12:03:25

    On the PHPClasses.org blog today Manuel Lemos has taken a look at how big the PHP market is - how many developers there are and what kind of tools those developers might be using.

    Even knowing that only a fraction of the PHP developers in the world will come to a given PHP event, the more PHP developers there are, greater is the chance to have more developers coming to the event. Therefore the first big question is: how large is the PHP developer community world wide? This is a difficult question. Zend has been publishing rough estimates of the number of PHP developers that exist in the world.

    According to some estimates, there's over five million PHP developers out there. The PHPClasses site has this tool that can help show the distribution of some of these in user groups. Manuel also shares some stats he's gathered off of his site - a growing trend for visitors to use Linux and OSX as compared to Windows and the predominance for developers to use Firefox over Internet Explorer.

    Other tools mentioned include FirePHP, a Javascript Debugger.

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    Amazon Web Services:
    Introduction to AWS for PHP Developers
    April 30, 2009 @ 12:58:47

    On the Amazon Web Services site a new article from Clay Loveless has been posted - an Introduction to the Amazon Web Services for PHP developers.

    All of these services are available via both REST and SOAP interfaces. (We'll touch on both in this article, but we'll concentrate on the REST and REST-like Query approaches. ) A growing number of language specific toolkits are available for these services, so you can feel comfortable basing an architecture on AWS given its language-agnostic foundation. If you start off building a business around AWS using Ruby and decide to switch to PHP, there will be nothing stopping you.

    He includes code to ensure you can even connect (a compatibility script) and a link to the files you'll need to work through the tutorial. He shows how to create the connection to the AWS backend, launch the local server and building a simple video sharing site.

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    Job Posting:
    CMI (Recruiter) Seeks Web Developer (Northern New Jersey)
    April 15, 2009 @ 16:26:47

    Company CMI (Recuriter)
    Location North New Jersey (NJ)
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    A dynamic young firm that has developed a state-of-art solution in enterprise communication applications is expanding its organization. With a growing business they are now seeking an experienced Web services developer with the following skills.

    • Work experience designing & developing Web-Services; Java/C++ programming a must
    • Experience with Apache, Javascript/AJAX/HTML/Applets, XML/XSD, WSDL, PHP, Linux, MySQL required
    • Computer Science degree and 5+ years work experience
    • Work background with communication applications is a plus

    If you wish to be a part of this exciting team involved in cutting edge technology, please get in touch. Our long relationship with this client allows us to bring your expertise to the direct attention of their CTO.

    Please send a Word resume when you contact me! No work authorization (visa) support can be provided. Contact Durga Kotikalapudi at durga.kotikalapudi@cmi.com for more information.

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    Job Posting:
    AdKnowledge Seeks Senior Developer (Kansas City, KS)
    April 15, 2009 @ 11:55:13

    Company AdKnowledge
    Location Kansas City, KS
    Title Senior Developer
    Summary

    The Adknowledge Affiliate channel provides technology and services to online publishers that enable them to monetize their digital assets through the use of high-quality email campaigns, search listings, and display advertisements. Adknowledge differentiates itself in the marketplace by supplying publishers with a library of 2500+ campaigns, CPC payouts, and quick payments.

    Position Overview
    The LAMP Developer will be responsible for implementing new reporting suites, product enhancements, and new technology development of the following Adstation Express products:

    • Adstation Express - Email: Maintenance and development for our self-service affiliate creative library of full graphical email ads. (www.adstation.com)
    • Adstation Express - Search: Maintenance and development for our self-service campaign management for search listings.
    • Adstation Express - Display: Maintenance and development for our self-service creative library of co-registration, intersticial, and pop campaigns.

    Additional duties include:

    • Optimizing system code and building of analytical reporting tools.
    • Automating technical operation processes.
    • Assisting Account Managers and other developers with daily tasks.
    • Participating in 24-hour and weekend on-call rotations.

    Candidate Overview
    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • 2 to 4 years experience in software and Web development.
    • Solid experience with Linux, Apache, SQL, and PHP development (Ruby, Python, Perl, HTML/CSS a plus).
    • Must be detail-oriented and very self-motivated.
    • Be willing to work in a highly competitive environment with deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Capable of handling multiple tasks and changing priorities.
    • Experience with large databases of over 10 million records.

    The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

    • Proven Track Record: Have a successful career history in meeting deadlines, commitments, and code deployment.
    • Passion for Technology: Excitement for new technology, bleeding edge applications, and a positive attitude towards solving real world challenges.
    • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting to changing priorities.
    • Resourceful: Looks for ways to achieve goals with available resources.
    • Team Player: Demonstrates a strong ability to support department staff members, managers, and establish collaborative relationships with peers.

    For more information or to apply, contact John Westerhaus at jwesterhaus@adknowledge.com or 816-423-8756.

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    Job Posting:
    TEKsystems (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Nashville, TN)
    April 14, 2009 @ 07:48:25

    Company TEKsystems (Recruiter)
    Location Nashville, TN
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Programmers with 5-7 years of proven PHP, MySQL, and associated experience. Consulting with project leaders, lead programmers, programmers, vendors, technicians and clients to understand computing needs and system requirements, you will be one of a team of programmers charged with meeting client needs. As an upper level programmer, you will develop highly complex code and integrate artwork, text, video, and sound into websites. Staying abreast of advances in technology and changes/updated to all security and operational requirements will be key.

    • Able to deliver high quality source code independently.
    • In-depth knowledge of web-based technologies and experience with problem analysis.
    • Solid experience with typical software development lifecycles and methodologies, and with developing code in both text-editor and visual development (i.e. Eclipse, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, etc.) environments.
    • Create highly complex, customized applications to enhance website capability based on business needs.
    • Perform the following activities: development, testing, and implementation of software applications.
    • Gain necessary input/approval in code reviews and may perform code review for others.
    • Develop system and user documentation, research solutions, develop alternatives and make recommendations.
    • Involve users in the development/maintenance of applications (e.g., requirements, testing), and understand how users use the applications.
    • Investigate and resolve matters of significance for end-user problems and escalate if necessary. Identify issues and gather information; determine and recommend courses of action.
    • Research, track, and understand new web technologies. Make recommendations for new policies and procedures.
    • Build table frames and forms and write highly complex scripts within the browser to enhance site functionality.
    • Ensure that web pages are functional across different browser types; conduct tests to verify user functions.
    • Assist in resolving complex production support problems. Develop computer information resources providing for data security and control, strategic computing and disaster recovery.
    • Excellent problem analysis and root cause resolution.
    • Ability to work in a structured SDLC.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects and switch quickly and comfortably between projects as determined by client need. Work effectively with other team members and maintain positive morale and sense of teamwork.
    • Complete and submit daily time reports.

    Reporting and Data Analysis (must have some of the following)

    • Create highly complex, customized reporting applications to enhance website capability based on business needs.
    • Provide definitions for medium-large sized reporting requirements, as well as designing, developing, testing, and implementing reports.
    • Analyze data and ensure reports are created to gather relevant, useable, and accurate information for clients.
    • Research, track, and understand new web reporting technologies to provide technical leadership in developing future reports.
    • Ability to think critically and make actionable recommendations based on the business data needs: analyze data, interpret results and recommend.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Minimum 5-7 years of professional web development experience in PHP and MySQL (or similar RDBMS).
    • Broad understanding of information technology principles, concepts and techniques including software languages, design concepts, test methods, and integration practices.
    • Experience with some of the following: Perl, XML, XSLT, DHTML, JQuery, Adobe Suite, web Architecture, web services and third party APIs a plus.
    • Experience with the following methodologies: N-Tier Development, Object Oriented Programming, basic source code repository proficiency (CVS, SVN, etc), MVC Framework usage, and Services Oriented Architecture.
    • Experience with Unix-based OS and shell environment
    • Experience with Systems Architecture Development and Enterprise-wide Software Applications.
    • Experience with Windows development is also desired: MS Server, SQL Server, .net(C#). We will migrate parts of our project to this environment in the future.
    • Very familiar with the following: HTML, javascript, and AJAX concepts.
    • Comfortable with CSS-based layouts.
    • Superior knowledge of current web design trends and techniques, a strong online portfolio displaying user-centered design, and experience with web database solutions are definite assets.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills for design, creation, and testing of internet/intranet web sites.
    • Experience working with multimedia applications, database interactions and data modeling tools.
    • Experience with software test and evaluation plans for major releases of software or upgrade of existing hardware.
    • Responsible for implementing security and access controls.
    • Ability to identify, recommend, develop, implement and maintain web-based application systems and tools.
    • Understand and recommend configuration management changes that will enhance system performance.
    • Capable of recognizing and taking the initiative to address short-term and long-term IT problems and issues.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating the ability to present material to senior officials.
    • Ability to switch quickly and comfortably between projects as determined by client need, work effectively with other team members, and maintain positive morale and a sense of teamwork.
    • Must be able to qualify for a government security clearance.

    Contact Ashley Kyler at 615.886.1103 or akyler@teksystems.com

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    Job Posting:
    Smarter Travel Media Seeks Web Application Developer (Boston, MA)
    April 08, 2009 @ 17:35:54

    Company Smarter Travel Media
    Location Boston, MA
    Title Web Application Developer - PHP (Mid to Senior Level)
    Summary

    What the Candidate will be doing:

    Are you interested in building slick Web 2.0 applications? When you browse websites do you find yourself thinking about how you could make them better? Would you like to work on web-based applications on some of the most visited travel publishing sites on the Internet?

    Responsibilities:

    The Software Applications Developer will join our Applications Development Team. As part of this team, you will build scalable, database-driven web applications for our production websites (www.smartertravel.com and www.bookingbuddy.com). You will work with a strong group of other Software Application Developers in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment.

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years experience programming in object-oriented PHP 4-5 or similar languages, in a professional team environment.
    • Familiarity with Object-Oriented design patterns and how they are used in software design.
    • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
    • A strong understanding of XHTML, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript.
    • Experience with AJAX, JSON, RSS and other Web 2.0 technologies.
    • Strong documentation and communication skills.
    • Experience with the use of source code control systems (subversion, cvs, etc.)

    What's in it for YOU:

    • Full time opportunity, compensation package includes, salary, bonus and full benefits (parent company is TripAdvisor)
    • Work on cutting edge technologies
    • Innovation is encouraged.
    • Competitive salary.
    • Great benefit package
    • Casual attire, fun and laid back culture
    • Smarter Travel Media named by Globes 100 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4PRN/is_2008_Nov_10/ai_n30982680

    How to apply:

    Email your resume in a word document and code sample attention to Elizabeth at email eraymond@smartertravelmedia.com

    Please provide a 200 - 500 line code sample using object-oriented design, preferably in PHP, but another OO language is fine, which shows your ability and complexity of development experience. The code sample can be part of a larger program and does not need to be stand alone run-able. Please be sure to include a class file or equivalent, and code that uses that class.

    **Please do not send any zip files, our mail server just rejects files that end in .zip -- so just zip it up and rename it to (e.g.) .piz, then mention in the email to rename it to .zip before trying to open it.

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    Job Posting:
    QuinStreet Seeks PHP Technical Lead (Foster City, CA)
    April 08, 2009 @ 15:14:02

    Company QuinStreet, Inc.
    Location Foster City, CA
    Title PHP Technical Lead
    Summary

    Who We Are
    QuinStreet has become the leader in online, performance-based vertical marketing because we've consistently delivered the right leads at the right volume to thousands of industry-leading consumer and business brands since 1999. QuinStreet is headquartered in Foster City, CA, with satellite offices worldwide.

    Our Culture
    QuinStreet is a meritocracy, where recognition and advancement are based on performance. It is the ideal work environment for someone who is interested in personal growth as well as professional growth. Working here, you will be held to the highest standards of performance and encouraged to dissent when you see a better solution. We deal with each other honestly and non-hierarchically in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We celebrate each other's efforts and strive to create a casual, upbeat and supportive setting in which you can excel.

    What We Offer
    QuinStreet offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including: competitive salary; medical, dental, and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; Flexible Spending Account; and generous paid time off (PTO) package. QuinStreet is an EEO employer.

    QuinStreet offers a fun, casual, supportive, and high energy culture that rewards employees for their performance. If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we want to hear from you!

    Job Description

    The PHP Technical Lead will serve as a lead and manager for a multi-million dollar portfolio of web sites. An entrepreneurial mindset is essential for success in this fast growing team.

    • Managing and prioritizing a project pipeline for a team of software engineers, QA engineers, and system administrators.
    • The PHP Technical Lead will work closely with cross functional teams so he/she must have the ability to communicate and explain technical concepts to non-technical team members.
    • Assisting in continuously analyzing, maintaining, and improving the development process.

    Technical Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Minimum of 8 years hands-on software development experience in a broad range of technologies.
    • Must be well versed in PHP, Java and ASP.Net.
    • Strong and diverse knowledge of web development and infrastructure, e.g. HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, AJAX, PHP/JSP/ASP/CFM.
    • Hands on experience with relational databases, e.g. MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL. Debugging SQL is also preferred.
    • Advanced UNIX skills preferred.
    • Solid understanding of 3 tier architectures including solid scalability fundamentals such as caching and load-balancing.
    • Knowledge of search engine marketing and optimization (SEM and SEO).
    • Must have experience in web project development cycle.
    • Good business analytical skills combined with the ability to get things done.

    General Requirements

    • Must have experience with full life cycle projects.
    • A high task load is expected. You should be able to manage and juggle multiple projects while exhibiting exemplary time management and task prioritization.
    • Recent experience managing or leading a team.
    • Meticulous attention to detail.
    • Strong presentation, communication, and collaboration skills, enabling effective interaction and knowledge transfer to teammates
    • Ability to work with minimal to no supervision.
    • Positive attitude and professionalism in the workplace.
    • BS/BA, or equivalent experience

    For immediate consideration, please send resume to Leah Rodriguez, Recruiter at lrodriguez@quinstreet.com.

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    Federico Cargnelutti's Blog:
    PHP Contribution to Open Source
    April 02, 2009 @ 08:45:12

    Federico Cargnelutti has written up a brief look at PHP's contribution to Open Source. More specifically, how its helped the online community save money and have better software for it.

    Open source developers don't write FLOSS applications because they have to, they write them because they want to. Motivation is not always driven by money, most of the time PHP developers do it for the joy of it.

    He lists some of the motivation factors behind the work that a lot of PHP (and Open Source) developers do for and in the community like the potential to learn, credibility/notoriety, sense of purpose and the possibility of a financial reward. He also includes just a few of the Open Source projects PHP developers have contributed to the community such as WordPress, Magento and Gallery.

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    Brandon Savage's Blog:
    Marketing for PHP Developers
    April 01, 2009 @ 09:34:16

    Brandon Savage has a new look at an old problem in the PHP community - the importance of a developers' understanding of marketing in applications.

    Technical people seem particularly bad at marketing effectively. I think this is because we're fact-oriented, focused on the features and neat ideas our products include. We'll spend pages and pages talking about the cool things that our tool or application can do. And then we'll wonder why our client didn't buy it. Why do we do this? Because we forget that marketing isn't about features it's about meeting needs.

    He points to the hierarchy of needs as an example of what really has to be considered when developing software. The further down the pyramid you and your software can go, the more effective your marketing can be. An application can do everything under the sun, but if it doesn't do what the customer wants, it'll be tossed aside.

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    Job Posting:
    MegaForce (Recruiter) Seeks Web Application Developer (Jacksonville, FL)
    March 31, 2009 @ 14:29:52

    Company MegaForce (Recruiter)
    Location Jacksonville, FL
    Title Web Application Developer - PHP
    Summary

    WHAT THE CANDIDATE WILL BE DOING:

    • Providing support related to all aspects of software analysis, design, development, documentation and configuration management.
    • Adding new functionality, upgrades, debugging and enhancements for the company's software applications.
    • Participating in the preparation of system requirements and design specifications.
    • Providing software engineering and product expertise throughout the life cycle of assigned projects.
    • Applying skills and tool knowledge to produce a system that meets the stated requirements.
    • Participating in the preparation of project plans, status and statistical reports.
    • Assisting in the resolution of customer product issues escalated from Client Services.
    • Assisting with product implementations when needed.

    Client Location: Jacksonville FL
    Work time: 100%
    Length of contract: full-time opportunity, 3 month contract-for-HIRE
    Educational Requirements: BS or AS preferred not required

    Job Requirements:

    Technical Skill Requirements
    REQUIREMENTS:

    • PHP web development language knowledge required.
    • Experience with Relational Databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server) required.
    • Ability to analyze/debug problems and be proactive in proposing/implementing solutions.
    • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
    • Good oral and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical information.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Ability to fast paced development environment.
    • US Citizen or Green Card.
    • BS in Computer Science and/or 5 years of software engineering experience.

    PREFERRED:

    • Linux experience preferred.
    • Object-Oriented experience preferred.

    What's in it for YOU:

    • Work on cutting edge technologies like Facebook Apps, Web 2.0.
    • Innovation is encouraged.
    • Competitive salary.
    • Great benefit package with matching 401K, Education Reimbursement, 11 Holidays & more.
    • Casual attire.
    • The opportunity to make a difference, not just for yourself, but for millions of people around the globe by developing software that saves lives.

    How to apply:
    Email your resume in a word document to brenda@megaforceusa.com

    Deadline: April 12, 2009

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    Job Posting:
    Talentporte, Inc. (Recruiter) Seeks Web Application Developer (St. Louis, MO)
    March 26, 2009 @ 15:59:10

    Company Talentporte, Inc. (Recruiter)
    Location St. Louis, MO
    Title Web Application Developer - LAMP/PHP
    Summary

    Talentporte, Inc., is supporting a client located in University City (St. Louis), Missouri, in their search for four (4) PHP/LAMP Web Application Developers. These are direct hire, full-time opportunities.

    As part of a select software development team, you will help design and implement the core software of the client's websites including comparison shopping engines, social networking, and other industry verticals. You will be responsible for architecting, implementing and maintaining websites and tools to streamline business processes, automate tasks, and provide access to critical data within the company.

    This is a great opportunity to grow with a young, vibrant company. You would work in a positive, competitive atmosphere where creativity is encouraged and leadership is rewarded.

    Client Location: University City (St. Louis), Missouri

    Work time: 100%

    Length of contract: Direct hire, full-time opportunity

    Educational Requirements: BS required with strong computer science background, MS or PhD a plus.

    Job Requirements:

    Technical Skill Requirements

    • Proficient in a LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) based architecture
    • Proficiency in AJAX, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, SQL
    • Understanding of fundamental Internet Protocols (DNS, HTTP, SSH, SMTP, FTP)
    • Experience building fast, nimble, ad-hoc applications
    • Strong knowledge of object-oriented analysis, design & programming background.
    • Excellent understanding of database modeling
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Experience with source code management systems (specifically Subversion)
    • Creative problem-solving skills and an ability to apply business logic to development requirements
    • Strong knowledge of database and information architecture, with web application integration
    • Cross-browser/platform experience

    Technical Pluses

    • Familiarity with writing Firefox & Internet Explorer browser plugins
    • Python / Ruby on Rails experience
    • Algorithm design and Mathematical background
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite, (specifically Excel)

    Job Benefits:

    • Manage systems behind multi-million visitor websites
    • Collaborate within a team of hard-core business and technology enthusiasts
    • Fun atmosphere where hard work is recognized and rewarded
    • Every day is casual Friday
    • Great health benefits

    Ideal candidate background: Systems development at large scale e-commerce company

    How to apply:
    Provide (English-only, please): CV/Resume to Linda Bersch, Recruiting Manager, Talentporte, Inc., at lbersch@talentporte.com.

    Deadline: 15 April 2009

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    Job Posting:
    The Cochrane Collaboration Seeks PHP/Drupal Developer (Freiburg, Germany)
    March 24, 2009 @ 20:56:51

    Company The Cochrane Collaboration
    Location Freiburg, Germany
    Title PHP/Drupal Developer
    Summary

    The Cochrane Collaboration (www.cochrane.org), an international, non-profit medical organization specializing in the production of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and at the forefront of knowledge translation and dissemination of medical information, is seeking a PHP/Drupal Developer (Programmer) to head up the technical implementation of a network of websites in Drupal. Currently, we have over 70 websites (see: http://cochrane.org/contact/ entities.htm) managed by contributors (16,000+) around the world. We are looking to use Drupal to integrate and better manage our large, multilingual web presence. This is a chance for a talented and experienced Drupal developer to become involved with a large, non-profit organization in an exciting and innovative project to use Drupal's functionality as a CMF (content management framework) for managing Cochrane's web presence including the development of an intranet, online communities, discussion forums, blogs, wikis and other social and collaborative working environments as well as, eventually, Web 3.0 or Semantic Web technology implementation and development.

    Location:
    German Cochrane Centre/Deutsches Cochrane Zentrum
    University Hospital Freiburg /Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
    Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik
    Stefan-Meier-Str. 26
    D-79104 Freiburg
    Germany

    Work time: 100%

    Length of contract: 1 1/2 years with the possibility of extension

    Requirements:

    • Excellent PHP programming skills, with 2 or more years professional experience
    • Experience with demonstrated success implementing large, database-driven, multilingual websites preferably using Drupal
    • Experience with Drupal theming
    • Experience with development of custom Drupal modules
    • Experience with MySQL
    • Outstanding problem-solving skills
    • Able to work as both a team member and independently
    • Are willing to learn and apply new software development tools, technologies, and methodologies
    • Some management experience desirable, as you will supervise the work of our student programmers
    • Near-fluency in English
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines, while adhering to industry-standard development practices

    Additional, optional qualifications:

    • Unix scripting
    • CSS, XSLT, HTML and Javascript
    • Well-known in the Drupal community and can provide recommendations from other developers in Drupal
    • Some knowledge of or interest in online health and medical information a plus
    • Some knowledge of German a plus as you will work with our Systems
    • Administrators and possibly other German-speaking individuals here

    Benefits and Compensation:

    • Salary: Pay based according to the standard, university tariff
    • Benefits: All the benefits of a large, top-tier university

    How to apply:
    Provide (English-only, please): CV/Resume/Lebenslauf, at least 2 professional reference letters (Zeugnisse, can be in German), and contact details of current employer, samples of previous work outputs/Drupal deployments (URLs) and documentation snippets from previous coding work.

    Chris Mavergames (CMS Project Manager)
    Web Operations Manager/Information Architect
    The Cochrane Collaboration

    Deutsches Cochrane Zentrum
    Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
    Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik
    Stefan-Meier-Str. 26
    D-79104 Freiburg GERMANY
    +49(0)761.203.6713 tel | 203.6712 fax
    +49(0)175.430.3419 mobile
    mavergames@cochrane.de
    Skype name: c.mavergames
    www.cochrane.org

    Deadline: 15 April 2009

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    Job Posting:
    TopTech Ventures (Recruiter) Seeks Web Developer (Redwood City, CA)
    March 19, 2009 @ 20:37:52

    Company TopTech Ventures (Recruiter)
    Location Redwood City, CA
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    We are looking for a talented front-end web developer who is passionate about games and the web. You will be a key member of the team developing our websites, including game websites, promotional micro-sites, and our corporate website. The ideal candidate is an experienced programmer in PHP, JavaScript, Ajax, CSS and HTML.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create all websites for us and our games, working closely with web designers on translating visual design mockups into working web pages.
    • Drive client-side web technology decisions for rich interactions, optimization, and ease of use.
    • Work with game and platform engineers to support integrating account, billing and game data across related websites.
    • Provide programming support for online creative services (graphical ads, partner tracking, etc.) and Community Management tools (forums, content management, etc.)

    Requirements:

    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience with 2+ years building highly interactive, large-scale websites.
    • Programming skills in PHP or similar scripting languages (Perl, JSP, ASP, etc.) and experience with Drupal or similar CMS systems.
    • Web development experience using JavaScript, DHTML and AJAX to create dynamic web interfaces.
    • Strong command of web standards - Apache, HTTP, CSS-driven/table-less HTML layouts, web optimization, SEO, and cross-browser compatibility.
    • Capable with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to support graphic designer.
    • Strong communication (verbal and written) and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience with Flash is a big plus.
    • Understanding of server side coding/web frameworks, state management, dynamic content retrieval, and web services (SOAP, REST, XML-RPC, etc) are all bonuses.

    For more information contact Brandon Rende - (650) 561-9336 or brandon@toptechventures.com

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    Job Posting:
    Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC Seeks Junior/Mid-Level PHP Developer (Chicago, IL)
    March 19, 2009 @ 13:23:40

    Company Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC
    Location Chicago, IL
    Title Junior/Mid-Level PHP Developer
    Summary

    Established and rapidly growing Chicago-based commodity futures brokerage and consulting firm seeks qualified candidates for a full-time employment opportunity.

    Our firm uses the web extensively as the foundation for our financial-modeling & consulting service. In addition, technology plays a key role in our educational offerings as well as our marketing efforts. The ideal candidate will play an important role in building and maintaining these tools, should have 2 or more years of applicable work experience and meet the following requirements:

    Essential Skills:

    • Coldfusion, PHP, Javascript and HTML language expertise
    • SQL proficiency
    • User interface and user experience design aptitude

    Other Important Requirements:

    • Innovative instincts and an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Attention to quality and detail
    • Financial Industry (Futures, Options, Trading, Hedging) understanding
    • Graphics editing experience and talent
    • Microsoft Office exposure
    • Comfort with Apache, Linux, MySQL

    The position offers the right person an exceptional opportunity to learn and professionally grow in a friendly, mentored, and dedicated working environment. Growth potential includes excellent benefits package and competitive salary.

    If you have the indicated skills and an enthusiastic, positive attitude, we would like to hear from you. Please email your resume to hedgeconsultant@yahoo.com

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    Job Posting:
    Perforce Software Seeks Web Application Developer (Victoria BC, Canada)
    March 16, 2009 @ 15:37:00

    Company Perforce Software
    Location Victoria BC, Canada
    Title Web Application Developer
    Summary

    The BC Development Team is looking for a highly motivated self-sufficient developer to work on a new project. Candidates must have extensive web-based application development experience that includes: interface design, content management, security, and development frameworks. This position requires a flexible individual willing to work in a very dynamic and creative environment.

    Job Description and Responsibilities:

    • Work in a group environment to plan and design new product features and direction
    • Design, plan, test, and implement product features
    • Enhance and maintain existing code base
    • Suggest improvements and additions to the architecture
    • Participate in quality assurance planning and testing
    • Document software implementation and operation
    • Create templates using HTML, CSS, Javascript and images
    • Occasionally interact with customers and act as a company representative at technical forums.

    Requirements:

    • 7+ years industry-level experience
    • 5+ years web application development experience
    • PHP application development experience
    • Objected-oriented design experience
    • Normalized database design experience with SQL RDMS's
    • HTML, CSS and JavaScript experience
    • Experience with web development frameworks, preferably Zend.
    • Ability to be respectful and critical within a team
    • Attention to detail

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Perforce experience
    • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
    • Experience with SCM systems, preferably Perforce
    • Experience with Content Management Systems
    • Graphic design experience
    • UNIX background
    • Familiarity with Selenium
    • Familiarity with Cruise Control

    How to Apply
    Please send your resume and cover letter to resumes@perforce.com. ASCII format is preferred. Attachments will not be opened, and any references in email to material residing at websites will not be considered.

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    Job Posting:
    TEKsystems (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Las Colinas, TX)
    March 10, 2009 @ 18:13:41

    Company TEKsystems (Recruiter)
    Location Las Colinas, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    This is a permanent position for a mid/sr PHP developer in Las Colinas.

    • Create and support micro-sites or landing pages
    • Develop and edit HTML or PHP documents
    • Be involved with the planning, testing, and release of feature and functionality enhancements
    • Candidate must be comfortable implementing user interface designs, developing a variety of back-end business applications, and integrating third-party products such as CMS, e-commerce or e-learning applications
    • Adhere to coding standards
    • Work with other departments to ensure quality and timely delivery
    • Write code so that it is well documented and re-usable
    • Ability to start projects from scratch as well as pick up existing projects and add to, alter, or resume development
    • 6+ years programming experience, with 3+ years PHP
    • Experience with Open Source Content Management Systems (preferably PHP Driven such as Xoops)
    • Able to hand-code HTML and CSS
    • Expert knowledge of web application design issues, including sessions, security, load balancing and performance
    • Thorough understanding of relation database concepts and structured query language
    • Candidate must be adept at using a variety of technologies, including: ssh, ftp, PHP, SQL
    • Code clearly and maintain consistency; code well documented with minimal bugs and errors
    • Great company with a great culture and benefits.

    Please contact Ryan Hanchey at TEKsystems if you are interested. rhanchey@teksystems.com, 972.725.4111.

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    Job Posting:
    Kodak Seeks PHP Developer (Stamford, CT)
    March 10, 2009 @ 17:02:50

    Company Kodak
    Location Stamford, CT
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Kodak has opened a Stamford CT office, through the friendly acquisition of our partner Design2Launch. Together we've developed an industry leading software solution that provides customers a collaborative workflow management system to take marketing projects from creation to finished product seamlessly. Our Design2Launch solution is available as an enterprise system or a hosted solution, and highly customizable with its modular architecture.

    Here's some links to our product site:

    We are looking for PHP Developers to join our dynamic team who are passionate about technology and building solid products.

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years experience in PHP Development with PHP being the most recent language used.
    • Front and back end development experience required.
    • Understanding of object oriented concepts, design patterns, and various open-source toolkits and frameworks would make you a strong candidate.
    • Strong PHP, SQL, HTML, DHTML, Java Script, CSS, AJAX, and SOAP skills.
    • An interest and desire to further develop your technology skills in .NET, J2EE, ORACLE, Spring, EJB, jUnit and Hibernate is also key.

    Most importantly - you have a talent for creating quality and reliable web & client/server systems. And enjoy the challenge of tackling new problems both independently and as part of a team. This is an opportunity to join a high-growth team, working on a range of exciting technologies, creating an exceptional product that answers a key business need.

    More information: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=515&siteid=251&AReq=14384BR

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    Job Posting:
    StaffMagnet (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Gaithersburg, MD)
    March 10, 2009 @ 15:41:28

    Company StaffMagnet (Recruiter)
    Location Gaithersburg, MD
    Title PHP Developer - Backend
    Summary

    Our client, a privately held software engineering company with offices on the 270 tech corridor and in San Francisco, has asked us to help them to find an exceptional Senior PHP Software Engineer to partner with Product Management, Product Marketing, and other engineers, to design and develop solutions for their Fortune 500 customers.

    They are looking for someone with 3 - 5 years PHP experience. Knowledge of the PRADO framework would be a plus. Experience designing and implementing high-performance, scalable, distributed systems. These are backend systems, not web frontends. Knowledge of internet protocols, such as DSN, Whois etc

    Qualifications:

    • Must have experience programming in Java, Perl, PHP or all three (preferred, not required). Experience working with the PHP Prado Framework would be a big plus.
    • Must be able to implement simple, lightweight clients for common Internet protocols
    • Must have experience building multi-threaded applications
    • Must be very comfortable with text processing (e.g., PCRE)
    • Must have experience with SOAP
    • Must have solid database programming experience (Experience with PostgreSQL and MySQL specifically is a plus.)
    • Must have experience in developing with common Internet protocols (e.g. SMTP, HTTP, DNS, Whois, SSH)
    • Must be comfortable developing for an Open Source, Linux-based environment
    • Familiarity with PHP is a major plus
    • Experience configuring and maintaining Postfix and Bind (a plus)

    How To Apply:
    To receive consideration for this role you must submit a resume ASAP. Local candidates who represent themselves only (no third parties, no staffing agencies, no relocation offered, etc.)

    To apply, send your resume to email@staffmagnet.com

    About staffmagnet:
    Our team helps companies to attract and retain the best and brightest staff. Our formula of unique, market-tested strategies raise employer brand awareness, engage the community, and entice elite talent. We call these strategies "attractive practices" and have incorporated them into every service we offer. Whether your organization seeks to hire top web designers, recruit graduates from top engineering programs, or to hone its employer brand we look forward to hearing from you today. For more more information about us, our services, specialties or recent press coverage visit us at http://www.staffmagnet.com today.

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    David Coallier's Blog:
    PHP GSoC 2009 is coming!
    March 10, 2009 @ 09:33:22

    Its about that time again and David Coallier has pointed it out - the Google Summer of Code is not far off and PHP will be right in the middle again!

    Once again we are happy to announce that PHP will be taking part in the Google Summer of Code. Already with a list of more than interesting and intelligent ideas, we are looking to get more ideas. This of course means that PEAR Developers, PECL Developers and PHP(Core) Developers now have to cook some ideas up and submit them to the GSoC 2009 PHP Wiki so we can have more good ideas for students to apply to!

    There's already a few things about this year's GSoC that have been posted - the page on the PHP.net wiki, a mailing list announcement on the PEAR dev list and, of course, the official GSoC page.

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    Job Posting:
    Hark & Company Seeks Web Architect/Developer (London, UK)
    March 09, 2009 @ 15:18:46

    Company Hark & Company
    Location London, UK
    Title Web Architect/Developer (contract-to-hire)
    Summary

    Hark & Company is a software & consulting start up which will address a universal organisational need, i.e. aggregating the thinking of many people in real time. Starting from the current planned functionality, algorithms, and interface (captured in use-cases, an Excel VBA prototype, and a clickable wireframe mock up), you will architect and lead the development of the first version of this groundbreaking collective intelligence web app.

    General Duties

    • Choose the language and tools (java, python, php, ruby, groovy or whatever language/stack will give us the most speed & quality)
    • Architect the application and adapt as project evolves
    • Select and manage the other members of the team as the need arises (developer(s), tester(s), designer(s)...)
    • Hands on development (more or less depending on how we assemble the team)
    • Start in april on a contract basis for 2-6 months then could convert into permanent position with agreement of both parties.

    Requirements

    • Strong knowledge of the selected technologies.
    • Proven experience of doing similar things successfully.
    • Ability to get things done well and fast.

    Other details:

    • This start up has more than sufficient seed funding to get this product to market; both the contract rate and employment package including stock options will be competitive.
    • Own office with window. Aeron chair. 2 large flat screens. Unlimited snacks and technical books ...
    • London based.

    To apply, please email ptaillefer@harkandcompany.com. Candidates only.

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    Job Posting:
    Corinthian Colleges, Inc Seeks Web Developer (Santa Ana, CA)
    March 06, 2009 @ 13:29:25

    Company Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
    Location Santa Ana, CA
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    The CCI Web Team Developer plays a pivotal role in delivering world-class websites, portals, applications, content management systems, databases, and emerging mobile and social technologies to support the work of designers and content producers in execution of team initiatives. The developer provides the backbone of delivering robust websites that utilize the latest technologies and designs to enhance their natural search and conversion abilities.

    General Duties:

    • Support CCI initiatives in the areas of student portal, social network applications, & video applications.
    • Assist in optimizing flagship & ancillary websites for mobile device traffic. Develop mobile applications as needed, and work with outside and internal resources to integrate SMS texting into applicable systems.
    • Develop domain management tool, manage & optimize hosting solution providers, audit and monitor websites & URLs.
    • Provide code testing before it is deployed for public viewing. Establish development standards, version control, & documentation. Includes oversight of email service provider custom coding.
    • Creates efficient and logical databases and effectively employ database design techniques using MySQL.
    • Design and code superior technical solutions using HTML, XHTML, PHP, AJAX, XML, CSS, JavaScript.
    • Recognize system deficiencies and implements effective solutions. Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
    • Create XML schemas.
    • Communicate and enforce coding standards
    • Create well designed, reusable objects.
    • Create and execute project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
    • Serve as system administrator for Windows IIS and Linux servers.
    • Communicate effectively to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
    • Manage expectations effectively.
    • Actively contributes to corporate knowledge base.

    Requirements

    • Demonstrates expert knowledge of HTML, XHTML, DHTML, PHP, AJAX, XML, CSS, OOP (Object Oriented Programming), Linux, Windows IIS, Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X, RDBMS, common PHP Frameworks, Memcached, & DNS.
    • Understands complex database concepts as well as the implications of different database designs.
    • Familiarity with the LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
    • Possesses significant knowledge of client server and Internet systems architectures.
    • Understands browser specific compatibility issues.
    • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
    • Familiarity with version control systems (CVS, SVN).
    • Possesses demonstrated work experience with more than one relational database management system.
    • Ability to diagnose and fix programming issues relating to website operations.
    • BS in computer information systems or equivalent.
    • 5 years demonstrated experience in Web development.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Please be willing to provide code samples.

    We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package including a comprehensive healthcare program and a 401k plan.

    Qualified candidates ONLY - apply online for consideration and the potential opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing company.

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    Job Posting:
    Zynga Seeks PHP Developer (San Francisco, CA)
    March 04, 2009 @ 10:07:40

    Company Zynga
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Zynga (www.zynga.com) is the #1 social gaming company on the web and was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games to provide a more fun, competitive, and contagious experience.

    Recently well funded ($10M series-A) by top tier investors and industry legends who pioneered new technologies and created new markets on the web, the founding team has an excellent track record founding and building companies such as: Tribe.net, SupportSoft, Freeloader, eUniverse, Houseglue, and Coremetrics!!

    Zynga is based in San Francisco's Potrero Hill in a super dynamic environment and fun space and also has an office in Los Gatos, CA (other end of the valley). If you are a serious game or web developer/software engineer, this is one ground floor startup opportunity you don't want to miss.

    The Job

    Zynga PHP Developers are passionate developers who believe in building viral, consumer games and applications faster, smarter and better than everybody else. Multiple positions are available.

    Candidate Requirements:

    • 3+ years of solid software development experience
    • Expertise in PHP
    • Expertise in JavaScript / HTML / CSS / AJAX
    • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle.
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to assist other team members in problem solving.
    • Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies, such as browsers, firewalls, and http.
    • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

    Interested? Send your resume to peterg@zynga.com with the job title in the subject line, please.

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    Job Posting:
    Capital Markets Placement (Recuriter) Seeks Senior LAMP Developer (San Francisco, CA)
    March 03, 2009 @ 15:30:19

    Company Capital Markets Placement (Recuriter)
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title Senior LAMP Developer
    Summary

    My client needs a full time, on-site, salaried Senior LAMP Developer to build a web based Customer Relations Management (CRM) application from inception to production and to integrate closely within their existing website framework. The application will be responsible for managing transactions between our internal staff, external agents and website end users/customers. The application will integrate with their existing website framework in order to allow customers, agents and internal staff to communicate both privately and publicly through the website.

    This position requires someone with experience in all components of the development process from inception to production and this role will require intensive work on developing the database, back-end framework and front-end UI implementations based on the business team's requirements and UI designs.

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Previous CRM-based (or closely related) development - 3+ years
    • PHP - 5+ years
    • MySQL - 5+ years
    • XHTML/CSS - 3+ years
    • Linux/Apache (administration, configuration, optimization)

    Desired Skills/Experience:

    • JavaScript
    • AJAX
    • Photoshop
    • XML

    To be considered, please submit your resume and salary requirements to bg @ capitalmarketsp.com

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    Job Posting:
    ShesConnected.com Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Toronto, ON)
    March 02, 2009 @ 17:01:36

    Company ShesConnected.com
    Location Toronto, ON
    Title Sr. PHP Developer
    Summary

    We looking for a Senior PHP Developer As a member of our development team you would work on our web platform, building and extending our flagship social networking site.

    You are:

  • Smart
  • A creative thinker
  • You treat programming like an art
  • You are deeply inspired by the problems you have to solve as a developer
  • You are passionate about your work

    Your Responsibilities:

    • Building a scalable API to existing web technologies
    • Building modules for extendibility and reuse where possible
    • Building and extending clean web interfaces

    Education and Experience Required

    • Experience developing medium to large scale web-based applications
    • Experience in Object Oriented Development, Linux, Apache, PHP5, MySQL5, Perl, Javascript and web based UI design/implementation using (X)HTML/CSS
    • The ability to write clean, well structured, commented and maintainable code
    • Experience with database design via SQL
    • ~Asset: A revision control system such as Subversion, capable of writing scalable code. Experience working with and building web frameworks.

    Other Skills

    • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people alike
    • Ability to deliver what you promise on time
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Initiative to advance projects
    • A keen interest in learning
    • Enthusiastic team player with a sense of humor

    How to Apply to be Considered:
    For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and expected salary to donna.marie@shesconnected.com

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    Job Posting:
    Teleperformance Seeks PHP Web Developer (Columbus, OH)
    March 02, 2009 @ 15:21:09

    Company Teleperformance
    Location Columbus, Ohio
    Title PHP Web Developer (Enterprise Solutions Architect)
    Summary

    Teleperformance is the leader and global expert in contact center management; creating more value through a better customer experience. Our core business spans the full spectrum of contact center solutions. Teleperformance has the largest global footprint in the industry with 281 contact centers, presence in 45 countries, servicing over 75 markets in 15 NearShore/OffShore locations.

    We are seeking a Web Developer to join our team in Columbus, Ohio. This is an in-house, permanent position reporting to the Vice President of the Enterprise Solutions group. Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Web Architecture and site implementation issues. The person will have the ability to work independently and within a team setting.

    Our Web Developer reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and documenting programs. The Developer will work closely with other functional business teams to design, develop, document and unit test system code. In addition he/she will recommend changes in development, maintenance, system standards and processes and provide application technical support consistent with defined service levels.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:

    • High School Diploma, 2 or 4 year college degree preferred

    Work Experience:

    • Experience with PHP or OO Perl and mod_perl
    • Experience with MySQL
    • Solid understanding of database table structures
    • Experience with Apache Web Server

    Personal Competencies:

    • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • Performs a variety of tasks.
    • Works under time sensitive deadlines.
    • Works under general supervision; reports to a project leader or manager.
    • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

    Please contact Andrea Fannemel, Director of Recruiting, AllianceOne division of Teleperformance if you are interested. Andrea.Fannemel@allianceoneinc.com

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    Sameer Borate's Blog:
    NewYork Times Bestseller API access in PHP
    February 23, 2009 @ 09:31:43

    On his code-diesel blog Sameer Borate takes a look at a script that can interfce with the New York Times Bestseller list API the newspaper offers.

    According to the New York Times website:

    Like many organizations, we hope to encourage innovation through collaboration. When you build applications, create mashups and otherwise reveal the potential of our data, we learn more about what our readers want and gain insight into how news and information can be reimagined. We're hoping you'll show us what's next for The Times.

    You'll need two things - an API key and this PHP class. With it you can search based on book type (genre), list date and get the information back in an XML format. The results are an easily parsable XML structure that includes the book title, publisher, ISBN number(s) and rankings for teh current and previous weeks.

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    Job Posting:
    Genesys Group (Recruiter) Seeks Web Developer/Web Admin (Grapevine, TX)
    February 18, 2009 @ 15:17:26

    Company Genesys Group (Recruiter)
    Location Grapevine, TX
    Title Web Developer/Web Admin (6 Months to Perm)
    Summary

    A large manufacturer is seeking a Web Developer to join our team in Grapevine/Texas. This is an in-house, permanent position reporting to the Director of IT. Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Web Architecture and site implementation issues. The person will have the ability to work independently and within a team setting.

    Responsible for designing, developing, modifying, and evaluating enterprise web application solutions directed at both internal and external audiences. Work closely with marketing team to design, develop, document and unit test system code. Recommend changes in development, maintenance, system standards and processes. Provide application technical support consistent with defined service levels.

    This person must be able to communicate WELL and effectively with the marketing group.... and explain things in their terms. He/she must also be willing to follow protocol that would allow their team to make basic changes to the website as needed.

    • Works on the development, approval, and implementation of web projects.
    • To be involved in major customer facing web development projects that are used to support the business.
    • Stay abreast of emerging software development technologies
    • Develops software solutions using Industry Best Standards & Practices
    • Builds user interface applications and back-end databases using various programming and scripting languages
    • Authors complex Web pages
    • Assists in project planning and Web site design
    • Develops the source code behind each Web page, integrating artwork, text, video, and animations within the required language(s)
    • Creates custom source code applications for Web site including database functions
    • Builds tables, frames, and forms, and writes scripts within the browser utilizes Web authoring tools to create Web pages
    • Modify, maintain and improve on existing site
    • Search Engine optimization (organic SEO) knowledge and experience a plus
    • Web site creative development, implementation of marketing programs, and data mining
    • Passion and enthusiasm for the craft of Web development
    • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment and accept interruptions as part of the routine
    • Proven web analytics success
    • 2-4+ years of experience developing Websites and/or Web Applications using PHP and HTML is required.
    • 1-2+ years of experience with SQL Queries (selects, updates, deletes) is required.
    • Ability to build web applications that are geared to its user base and to use resourceful planning / feedback to upgrade the application so that the end user does not have to think about ways to improve it.
    • Serious attention to detail and testing.
    • The ability to communicate with non technical personnel to acquire the correct information to improve the web applications.
    • Experience with Object Oriented programming techniques.
    • Experience with Linux is a requirement.
    • Experience with Apache, MySQL, Perl or PHP is a requirement.
    • Experience with DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XHTML, and XML is required.
    • Zend Studio and/or Search Engine Optimization knowledge is helpful.
    • Functional knowledge of subversion for source code control.
    • Comfortable creating CMS (Content Management System) applications from scratch.
    • They will be doing a Website Reload.
    • Ability and willingness to perform multiple roles. Although primarily as a web developer, you will be expected to aid in Linux System Administration primarily in regards to the OS, Apache and MYSQL.
    • Knowledge in at least two Shell scripting languages, Bourne (bash) / Perl/csh.
    • Basic action-scripting and Flash skills are desirable.
    • PHP Class based templates, MYSQL query optimization and the ability to follow flow of any PHP code is a must.
    • Knowledge of common PHP built functions is a necessity.
    • Experience following structured development methodologies through full life-cycle development.
    • BS in Computer Science, MIS, or related is helpful.

    Please contact Nick Cumberland at Genesys Group if you are interested. nicholas@genesysgroup.com 214-618-5959 x234.

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    Community News:
    Ibuildings Launches techPortal
    February 16, 2009 @ 07:57:27

    The Ibuildings group has officially launched their techPortal website - their new "home on the web" that'll provide resources to the community like articles and tutorials as written bu some of the Ibuildings staff.

    Cal Evans (once again sporting the title of Editor-in-Chief) has this to say about the site:

    techPortal is the place where we will talk about PHP. We work on a lot of interesting projects and get to work with a lot of cool technologies. Our goal with techPortal is to share what we learn with the wider PHP community. Our hope is that you will visit often, read about the technologies with which we are working, and some of it will spark your imagination. Ibuildings believe that Information is only valuable when it is shared. When something you read here helps you, make sure and share what you learn on your blog as well.

    The portal has launched with the first article from Lorna Mitchell about memcached and how you can use it to make the load lighter for your application.

    Here's a few other comments on the launch: the Ibuildings blog and Lorna Mitchell's blog.

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    Job Posting:
    Naviance Seeks PHP Developer/Sr. Software Engineer (Washington, D.C.)
    February 11, 2009 @ 15:54:34

    Company Naviance
    Location Washington DC
    Title PHP Developer / Sr. Software Engineer
    Summary

    Reference # 0812

    Naviance (http://www.naviance.com) is a leading provider of planning and advising systems for educators, students and parents. Because our customers love our products, we are experiencing rapid customer adoption and revenue success prompting explosive growth. We are established and profitable.

    You will work with a talented development team to develop our web-based software products. The candidate must have ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize their workload in a highly dynamic environment.

    Desired skills and experience:

    • Minimum 5 years experience designing and developing web applications with PHP 5, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Minimum 4 years development experience with MYSQL or any relational database development
    • Minimum 4 years experience with SQL
    • Experience with OOP/OOD
    • Experience with MVC architectural pattern or Multi-tiered architecture
    • Development experience in UNIX or LINUX or Mac OS environment
    • Experience with Zend Framework, Dojo or Jquery, PDF processing, RIA, flex a plus
    • Minimum educational qualification: Bachelor's degree

    Our office is in a central location in downtown DC, just a few blocks from the White House and is close to several different metro lines.

    We subsidize metro access.
    Dress is casual.
    Stocked beverage cooler and all the soda you can drink
    Free access to a gym in the building
    Competitive compensation based on experience and skills. Benefits include 401K with match, insurance, and 4 weeks vacation.

    We are interested in filling this position quickly as the candidate will play a key role in a long-term project that will launch within 30 days.

    Naviance is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

    To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to careers@naviance.com. Please indicate the title and the reference # of the position for which you are applying.

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    Cal Evans' Blog:
    5 Tools Every PHP Developer Should Master
    February 09, 2009 @ 14:36:41

    Cal Evans has put together a list of five things he thinks that every PHP developer out there should be equipped with in their development.

    Over the past nine years of having fun with PHP, began to see that there are five categories of tools that I rely on more than any others. Sure, I've got a code beautifier, a standards checker, and a hand full of hand-written scripts I use for various things to make life easier. However when it comes down to it, there are five that I rely on every day. So here they are in acceding order of importance. Let me know, what are your five? (let's not start a meme or anything though, ok?)

    His list of five is: a unit testing tool, a debugger, an ERD tool (Entity Relationship Diagram), a version control system and, finally, a framework (pick a framework, any framework).

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    Hasin Hayder's Blog:
    Started writing on Facebook cookbook blog
    February 09, 2009 @ 11:14:58

    Those wanting to get into Facebook development might want to check out this new site Hasin Hayder has been working on - a Facebook Cookbook (not affiliated with the O'Reilly book by the same name). He talks about it here.

    So i am planning to star writing an open book (right now it is a blog, when we will have thousands or recipes we will make it a book) which will follow cookbook approach for Facebook application developers. I will highlight common problems (there are numbers of problems with no solutions in their wikis) and their solutions which I've learned in my last one and half year journey as an application developer on Facebook platform.

    Several topics have already been covered including:

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    Job Posting:
    Capstone, Inc. (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    February 09, 2009 @ 10:14:02

    Company Capstone, Inc. (Recruiter)
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Developer (Contract-to-Hire)
    Summary

    For the past decade, Capstone, Inc. has introduced talented IT professionals to DFW's most sought-after employers for both consulting and full-time opportunities. One of our clients has the following immediate need:

    The job is to develop from scratch a Social Networking Web Site for a new television station. The selected candidate will be the first external hire in IT, and will work closely with the Executive Management team to develop this site.

    Required Skills:

    • Strong PHP
    • XML / HTML
    • Java
    • MySQL
    • Javscript/CSS
    • RedHat Linux
    • Experience in developing/using Web Services
    • Experience developing e-Commerce or Content Mgt. Systems
    • Experience with Credit Card Processing
    • Excellent Analytical, communication and organizational skills

    Desired Skills

    • AJAX
    • Adobe Flash development
    • Installation/Maintenance of RedHat Linux Servers

    Please send Word resumes to: broa@capstoneinc.com

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    Ibuildings Blog:
    Review Zend Studio for Eclipse Developer's Guide
    February 06, 2009 @ 10:29:13

    Ivo Jansch (CTO of Ibuildings) has written up a review of the book "Zend Studio for Eclipse Developer's Guide" (written by Peter MacIntyre and Ian Morse and published by Sams Publishing).

    When I started to read the book 'Zend Studio for Eclipse Developer's Guide' by Peter MacIntyre and Ian Morse, I was particularly interested in those types of [features you haven't discovered yet]. And luckily it contained many of these.

    Ivo mentions one in particular that he found interesting, the "Working Sets" that lets you define a set of files within a project that you want to work on. There are a few places where it falls a bit flat, though. He didn't like the code examples that included PHP4 in some places and that the book started off with preferences for features you hadn't even been introduced to yet.

    Considering however the overall usefulness of the book in learning the details of the Zend Studio environment, I'm willing to look beyond those weak points, and recommend the book to those that develop in Zend Studio for Eclipse on a regular basis.
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    Job Posting:
    Naked Apartments, Inc. Seeks Lead Developer (New York, NY)
    February 05, 2009 @ 15:31:27

    Company Naked Apartments, Inc.
    Location New York, NY
    Title Lead Developer
    Summary

    We are looking for a smart, team-oriented programmer with a "Getting Things Done" attitude to help us develop our technology and launch our business. We're looking for someone who enjoys challenges and wants to be part of something big.

    Skills required:

    • PHP 5,
    • MySQL,
    • Object-oriented programming,
    • HTML/CSS,
    • a knowledge of AJAX a plus.

    Compensation will be in the form of a competitive cash and equity package.

    Where others have tried and failed, two frustrated New York City renters think they've solved the rental equation - no more Craigslist fake listings, no more high commissions, no more unreliable brokers, just a quality apartment search experience - and we're looking for a smart and motivated web developer to contribute to the idea and vision, and be the lead on development. The business model is both blatantly obvious and never been done before.

    Business startup is funded and about to hit the ground running. Well-connected, ambitious - the good kind - founders have internet and financial backgrounds. Please contact Shankar Desai at sdesai@nakedapartments.com for more information and feel free to check out our site at www.nakedapartments.com.

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    Job Posting:
    TEKsystems (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Las Vegas, NV)
    February 02, 2009 @ 15:51:30

    Company TEKsystems (Recruiter)
    Location Las Vegas, NV
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Summary
    TEKsystems has teamed up with a local IT leader in the finance industry that provides unmatched, dynamic, end-to-end management technology for online lenders. We are seeking a PHP Develop with 2-3 years experience. Ideally this individual will have experience with front and backend development, PHP, MYSQL, CSS, LAMP, SVN and DHTML. This PHP Developer designs, develops, maintains, and optimizes secure and scalable multi-tier web applications. This individual must be able to take guidance from his/her manager, work well with a diverse sizeable team and is required to multi-task with limited supervision. In addition, this individual must be able to adapt quickly to rapidly changing priorities.

    Duties & Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

    • Write unit tests and coordinates development with the management/development team(s).
    • Write bulletproof code that is highly scalable.
    • Deploy applications.
    • Perform version control with SVN and participates in release management.
    • Write and debugs advanced SQL queries.

    Job Requirements:

    • High skill level in PHP and SQL development.
    • Knowledge of additional languages, such as C, C++, Perl, Python, JavaScript, AJAX, ASP.NET, etc.
    • Ability to solve complex, multi-dimensional problems.
    • High level understanding of Internet services, such as SOAP, XMLRPC, WDDX, etc.
    • Experience with LAMP (Linux/Unix, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
    • Ability to understand development processes (RAD) and work within them.
    • Has excellent analysis and troubleshooting skills.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to thrive under tight deadlines.

    Required Skills:

    • PHP DEVELOPMENT
    • MYSQL
    • LAMP
    • BACK END DEVELOPER

    About TEKsystems, Inc.:
    Join TEKsystems® and get your career on the fast track. As the leading technology staffing and services firm, we are passionate about deploying high-caliber IT and communications expertise. To satisfy our constant need for expertise, we actively seek talented Technical Professionals with all levels of information technology and communications skills. TEKsystems knows that every professional has different needs, so we'll work together to determine a suitable benefits package. We offer options to our Technical Professionals that could include: a health plan, 401k, provisions for vacation and holiday pay, and technical and professional training. With a foundation as the nation's largest IT staffing firm, we've become a billion-dollar services company by blending superior client service with an unrivaled ability to source and manage talent to precise specifications, resulting in successful technology executions. Allegis Group and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. M/F/D/V

    Contact:
    Please feel free to contact me directly to apply or with any additional questions.
    Kelly Sweeney
    (702) 789-2210
    ksweeney@teksystems.com

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    PHP-GTK Community Site:
    World map of PHP-GTK developers
    January 28, 2009 @ 07:55:33

    The PHP-GTK Community site has launched a new service to help PHP-GTKers out there find out other developers that might be in their area - a world map (based on Google maps) of other PHP-GTK developers around the world.

    I reviewed the coordinates given by existing members and noticed a good number had visibly inverted latitude and longitude; so I inverted them again to place them where it appeared to make more sense (are there really PHP-GTK devs in the middle of the pacific, or near the South pole ?). So you may want to double-check your coordinates to make sure the values are correct, because it's likely I've not found every error.

    He's also asking for the Brasil PHP-GTK community to include their information in the map as well as a request for anyone out there that might want to make a "prettier" icon for showing the developers on the map.

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    Job Posting:
    Synacor Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Buffalo, NY)
    January 23, 2009 @ 15:27:05

    Company Synacor
    Location Buffalo, NY
    Title Senior Developer
    Summary

    Synacor is a dynamic, fun and exciting company. Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the executives. Flexible work hours accommodate employees with special scheduling needs, early risers and those who need a little caffeinated kick-start each morning. Synacor's headquarters are located along Buffalo's waterfront and the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to stretch your legs is as easy as walking the 1,000 feet or so to the water. The office wireless network even reaches a beautiful gazebo, making it easy to spend a little time outdoors while still being productive. We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

    We are seeking a Senior Developer who will monitor the underlying architecture for portal development and products and services. While acting as a mentor to the programmers and developers the Senior Developer will be overseeing the work being done on various development projects in a LAMP environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for serving as an interface between the programmers and Product Lead in order to communicate the development progress
    • Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
    • Responsible for delegating work to programmers and ensuring that software projects come in on time and within budget
    • Serve as a technical adviser to the Product Lead and provide programming perspective on requirements
    • Formulate and design software systems using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
    • Review Product requirement documents as well as participating in integration calls with our partners
    • Writing technical and non-technical specifications, as well as procedural documentation
    • Writes and maintains documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes and corrections
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    What you'll need to bring to the table:

    • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in CIS
    • Three to Five years in a lead role within Internet industry
    • Over five years of PHP /MySQL Experience
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Understanding of product lifecycle from inception through delivery and post-delivery support
    • Multi-product, highly complex, interconnected software environment knowledge
    • Thorough understanding of the full software development life-cycle is desired
    • Ability to work within a team, make a plan and then execute the plan (there is no "I" in Synacor)
    • Ability to lead a cross-functional team and show progress on every task

    What we'll bring to the table:

    • 100% Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision)
    • Competitive compensation
    • 25 cent vending machines
    • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
    • Award winning company culture
    • Casual dress and flexible environment
    • Generous paid time off
    • H1B Visa Sponsorship available
    • The opportunity to make a difference!

    *Relocation to Buffalo, NY is required for this position - relocation assistance is available

    To apply please visit our website; www.synacor.com/jobs

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    Job Posting:
    Synacor Seeks PHP Developer (Buffalo, NY)
    January 23, 2009 @ 09:26:46

    Company Synacor
    Location Buffalo, NY
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Synacor is a dynamic, fun and exciting company. Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the executives. Flexible work hours accommodate employees with special scheduling needs, early risers and those who need a little caffeinated kick-start each morning. Synacor's headquarters are located along Buffalo's waterfront and the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to stretch your legs is as easy as walking the 1,000 feet or so to the water. The office wireless network even reaches a beautiful gazebo, making it easy to spend a little time outdoors while still being productive. We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

    We are seeking a PHP Developer who has experience with LINUX and PHP, JSP, ASP, or other languages used for building web based applications. This position will start out as a new Developer working with one of the Sr. Developers on the team. The development work that this Developer will perform will involve Front End / GUI Development, enhancement and maintenance of existing software modules, custom programming for clients and various data manipulation tasks.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Development, documentation, and maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications in our portal and premium service platforms
    • Conversion of design documents into HTML interface
    • Deployment of client sites, including custom development, branding, and integration with our customers' diverse billing and provisioning systems
    • Providing technical consultation and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor staff members
    • Writing technical and non-technical specifications and the documentation of procedures
    • Reviewing Product requirement documents as well as participating in integration calls with our partners
    • Other duties as assigned

    What you'll need to bring to the table:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Minimum three years experience in software or website development; proven experience developing large-scale database-driven applications
    • Extensive professional experience programming PHP or PERL
    • Expertise with HTML and JavaScript client-side scripting
    • Professional experience with MySQL or equivalent
    • Proficient in Unix/Linux use, scripting and tools
    • Knowledge of XML, SOAP and AJAX highly desirable
    • Familiarity with revision control software
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate and work well in teams (there is no "I" in Synacor)

    What we'll bring to the table:

    • 100% Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision)
    • Competitive compensation
    • 25 cent vending machines
    • Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
    • Award winning company culture
    • Casual dress and flexible environment
    • Generous paid time off
    • H1B Visa Sponsorship available
    • The opportunity to make a difference!

    To apply please visit our website; www.synacor.com/jobs

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    Job Posting:
    Modo Design Group Seeks PHP Web Developer (Lancaster, PA)
    January 23, 2009 @ 08:12:22

    Company Modo Design Group
    Location Lancaster, PA
    Title PHP Web Developer
    Summary

    Modo Design Group, a full service creative studio designing for the web, is seeking a talented Web Developer for a full-time, on-staff position in downtown Lancaster, PA. At Modo, we are looking for a positive, self-motivated individual with technical aptitude and expertise to provide back-end programming for our web projects. We program in an open-source, standards compliant environment, utilizing PHP with a Zend Framework.

    Requirements:

    • Absolute proficiency with PHP
    • Experience with Flash Action Script 3
    • Ability to demonstrate leadership through project management
    • Ability to anticipate intuitive and effective solutions
    • Excellent communication skills
    • 2-5 years experience
    • Associate's or Bachelor's degree

    Modo is steadily growing and we are looking for a talented individual to join our staff to help us meet the demands of our established client base.

    Our firm is a small, fun-loving studio environment with an appreciation for great design and high-end web functionality. We believe strongly in doing great work with great people (staff & clients alike) and are looking for someone who values delivering the best product and service to our mission-driven clients while working in a challenging and fun company. If this is you, email your resume, samples of your work and your salary requirements to jobs@mododesigngroup.com EOE.

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    Job Posting:
    Mistralys Seeks Web/PHP Developer (Cogolin, France)
    January 21, 2009 @ 07:35:06

    Company Mistralys
    Location Cogolin, France
    Title Web/PHP Developer
    Summary

    Main tasks:
    Creation of internet marketing campaigns destined to international markets (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain and USA). Starting from detailed scribbles, you will create newsletter layouts with tools like Photoshop.

    You will use Mistralys' custom-built PHP-based authoring system to dynamically create the HTML for publishing via email or to websites. Custom functionality for each campaign is done via an object-oriented API.

    Secondary tasks:

    • Concepts, design and development of websites
    • Website refurbishing
    • Tailor-made PHP development
    • Browser-based game development (planned)
    • Multimedia projects (CDROM, Video, Audio)

    Your experience

    • Fluent german - required
    • Fluent english - desired
    • Good Photoshop CS2 (or higher) skills - required
    • Good HTML and CSS skills - required
    • Good Windows XP/Vista skills - desired
    • Knowledge of PHP - desired
    • Knowledge of MySQL - desired
    • Experience in object-oriented development - a big plus
    • Javascript / DHTML / Ajax experience - a plus
    • XHTML / XML / XSLT experience - a plus

    Your profile
    We are looking for autonomous persons that know the entire chain of creation, from graphics to development. Internet evolves more and more to become a platform for dynamic applications, and to participate in this evolution you have to be able to control all aspects of it.

    Are you self-taught? Show us what you can do. Have you already worked on projects involving screen design, HTML and PHP? Then you may have the technical requirements already.

    If we were able to pique your interest, send us your resume and a few references - preferably by email.

    Your contact:
    Sebastian Mordziol
    s.mordziol@gmail.com
    +33 494 54 52 65

    Contract and conditions

    • CDI (full-time): available immediately
    • 39 hours weekly
    • Weekend work (rare)
    • No driving required
    • Salary: depends on your level of experience.

    More information on the position and the company: http://www.mistralys.eu/?p=5

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    Job Posting:
    Sun Trading Seeks Back Office LAMP Developer (Chicago, IL)
    January 16, 2009 @ 08:34:50

    Company Sun Trading
    Location Chicago, IL
    Title Back Office LAMP Developer
    Summary

    Sun Trading currently has an opening for a Back Office Developer to be based in our Chicago office. The Back Office Developer will be in charge of developing and supporting a web-based reporting system that handles trade reconciliation, position keeping, balance, profit and loss calculations, and task management.

    The candidate must have ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize their workload in a highly dynamic environment. Familiarity with financial markets is highly desirable, but not essential. The candidate will be expected to gain new financial knowledge as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related field
    • Minimum two (2) years of work/hands-on experience with relational databases
    • Knowledge and experience programming PHP or similar web-based technologies
    • Solid troubleshooting skills
    • Excellent understanding of SQL
    • Excellent understanding Linux/Unix Environments
    • Familiarity with scripting languages (Perl, UNIX Shell, awk, etc) is required.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Results oriented, highly flexible, team player
    • Familiarity with financial markets is desirable
    • Accounting/Balancing Experience a plus

    Cover letters are mandatory. Email resumes to jobs@suntradingllc.com

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    Job Posting:
    Kodak Seeks Application Developers - 5 Positions (Stamford, CT)
    January 13, 2009 @ 11:57:46

    Company Kodak
    Location Stamford, CT
    Title Application Developer PHP (D2L)
    Summary

    Kodak has opened a Stamford CT office, through the friendly acquisition of our partner Design2Launch. Together we've developed an industry leading software solution that provides customers a collaborative workflow management system to take marketing projects from creation to finished product seamlessly. Our Design2Launch solution is available as an enterprise system or a hosted solution, and highly customizable with its modular architecture.

    Here's some links to our product site:
    http://graphics.kodak.com/US/Product/Enterprise_Marketing/default.htm
    http://www.design2launch.com/about.htm

    We're looking for (5) PHP Application Developers, who are passionate about technology and building solid products to join our dynamic team.

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Strong PHP, SQL, HTML, DHTML, Java Script, CSS, AJAX, and SOAP skills.
    • Understanding of object oriented concepts, design patterns, and various open-source toolkits and frameworks would make you a strong candidate.
    • Front and back end development experience required.
    • An interest and desire to further develop your technology skills in .NET, J2EE, ORACLE, Spring, EJB, jUnit and Hibernate is also key. Most importantly - you have a talent for creating quality and reliable web & client/server systems. And enjoy the challenge of tackling new problems both independently and as part of a team. This is an opportunity to join a high-growth team, working on a range of exciting technologies, creating an exceptional product that answers a key business need.

    If interested, please follow this link to apply via the Kodak Career Website:

    https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=515&siteid=251&AReq=14383BR
    http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/careers

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    Job Posting:
    Revelation Partners (Recruiter) Seeks Mid-Principal PHP Developer (Boston, MA)
    January 09, 2009 @ 08:01:50

    Company Revelation Partners (Recruiter)
    Location North Greater Boston, MA
    Title Mid - Principal PHP Developer
    Summary

    Want to join a growing team developing social media applications used by millions all over the world?

    We are working with a global market leader in the mobile space expanding an entertainment & social media division to continue their growth in the Internet/Mobile space competing with iconic brands such as Google, Apple, Facebook, etc.

    This company is expanding this business unit focused on combining mobile device and internet experiences through a web 2.0, media sharing and social networking initiative which will be utilized by over millions of current customers.

    There are multiple fulltime development opportunities at mid to principal levels in this growing business unit in the greater Boston area, and I believe that it is an opportunity worth knowing about.

    Requirements:

    • Minimum 2+ years of PHP development experience (LAMP)
    • Experience with HTML, CSS, AJAX, Javascript, Web services (SOAP / REST), MySQL, Subversion
    • Knowledge of front end tools Flash and Flex
    • Experience in high volume traffic site development in addressing issues of performance and scalability
    • Agile development experience

    This large and stable company offers excellent compensation packages including bonus, 8% 401k matching, 3 weeks PTO, excellent health benefits, mobile device and service, on site full gym, on site cafeteria, casual dress environment and flex time. Great place to work!

    We are also hiring the following if you know anyone!

    • Development Manager - Agile, internet applications development (front or backend management)
    • Principal Software Engineers - Java, SOAP, REST, Hibernate, Spring, AJAX
    • Configuration Manager - Linux, Subversion, fast build cycles
    • Internet Services Architect - responsible for front-end / back-end strategy
    • MySQL Architect - responsible for DB strategy

    Please email your resume to jt(at)revelationpartners(dot)com Don't delay, we are moving quickly.

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    Michelangelo van Dam's Blog:
    Book review Zend Studio for Eclipse - Developer's Guide
    December 29, 2008 @ 14:25:07

    Michelangelo van Dam has put together a book review of the Addison-Wesley/Pearson book "Zend Studio for Eclipse - Developer's Guide":

    This book is in my opinion a beginner's guide into using ZSE, aiming at PHP developers that have a knowledge of general concepts like versioning, debugging and refactoring. I personally was hoping to see advanced settings to tune the IDE into a powerful developer's tool, but it was merely a basic explanation with the correct terminology for a product that I've been using well over two years now (yes, I was also beta-tester for it).

    He keeps it short but does note that the book can be a good asset for those just getting into Eclipse but if you're already past that level, it wouldn't hold much for you.

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    Rich Zygler's Blog:
    Development Environment layout using Linux, Apache, PHP, and Subversion
    December 19, 2008 @ 07:57:45

    Recently on his blog Rich Zygler has made some suggestions about building up a good development environment. His idea environment includes Linux, Apache, PHP and Subversion.

    I do have some definite thoughts on the layout of development environments. And I find that there's a huge lack of information about this on the interweb, so here you go. We use Linux, Apache, PHP, and subversion in our development environment and so these instructions will be biased towards these topics but I think you can apply this method using various other technologies.

    He talks about setting up the environment for multiple developers (with advantages and disadvantages) as well as the directory layout and subversion repository setup. There's not any configuration file examples here, but its a good overview of how things are set up in his environment to make a plan of attack for yours.

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    Derick Rethans' Blog:
    Microsoft Web Developer Summit wrap-up
    December 18, 2008 @ 07:51:02

    Derick Rethans attended the recent Microsoft Web Developer Summit and has written up some notes and impressions he experienced while there.

    About a month ago I visited Microsoft's Web Developers Summit to come and talk with many other people from the PHP Community on how to get closer together and make the PHP experience better on Windows and with other Microsoft products. Although I was quite skeptical about the whole event and was slightly worried about it having only marketing and brainwashing sessions I set off just after php|works to Redmond (or actually Bellevue).

    He talks briefly about each day, highlighting some of the presentations (some that talked to the attendees and some that just talked at them) as well as some of the technologies that were introduced and updated.

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    Job Posting:
    LIVESTRONG.com/Demand Media Inc. Seeks Senior PHP Software Developer (Santa Monica, CA)
    December 10, 2008 @ 07:54:25

    Company LIVESTRONG.com / Demand Media Inc.
    Location Santa Monica, CA
    Title Senior PHP Software Developer
    Summary

    Want to help make a difference while doing what you love? LIVESTRONG.COM is high traffic social media destination developed to carry Lance Armstrong's message of leading a healthy active lifestyle. We inspire individuals to improve their lives through engaging interactive tools and the Web's most extensive library of health, fitness and nutrition articles, videos and databases. As a developer on the LIVESTRONG.COM team you will work on new features and enhancements for the site and the LIVESTRONG DailyPlate iPhone application which was recently ranked #1 in the 'Health & Fitness' category in Apple's download store.

    Desired Skills:

    • Extensive experience developing web applications in PHP 5
    • Solid understanding of OO programming and MVC frameworks
    • Strong foundation in MySQL & relational databases
    • Experience working in a high traffic, high performance web environment a big plus
    • A passion to learn, do, and grow

    The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of professional experience developing web software. However, if you don't have quite that much job experience but are confident you meet the above desired skills please submit your resume anyways. We love giving brilliant people the opportunity to learn and grow with us.

    About the Position :
    LIVESTRONG.COM has a no-nonsense approach to getting things done. We use the latest technologies, release often and early, encourage creativity over conformity, and reward initiative.

    • Learn from a team of industry veterans with experience working on the web's most popular sites
    • Pair Programming sessions with experienced engineers to exchange ideas and learn.
    • Challenge Yourself with exciting projects in a fast-paced, high traffic environment.
    • Open Source friendly & encouraged
    • Exposure to exciting new platforms like iPhone & mobile development
    • Growth and Leadership opportunities for hard working, proactive team members.
    • Make a Difference as you watch your work change the lives of others

    Corporate Overview:
    Demand Media is revolutionizing the Internet, and we want you to be part of the team that is defining the next generation of media. We are a privately held company founded in May 2006 based in Santa Monica, CA, with offices in Bellevue, WA, Seattle, WA and Austin, TX. Among Demand Media's many web properties are: eHow.com, Cracked.com, ExpertVillage.com, LIVESTRONG.com, ChannelME.TV and many more. For more information visit us at www.demandmedia.com.

    Benefits:
    Our downtown Santa Monica promenade offices provide an excellent work environment.

    What we Offer:

    • Competitive Salaries
    • 2 weeks PTO/vacation, 4 sick days and 4 personal days
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and other benefits
    • Excellent work environment

    Please send resumes to joua@demandmedia.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Children's Hospital Boston Seeks Open Source Web Developer (Boston, MA)
    December 08, 2008 @ 13:47:59

    Company Children's Hospital Boston
    Location Boston, MA
    Title Open Source Web Developer
    Summary

    Senior Developer, Medical Informatics, Children's Hospital Informatics Program.

    Children's Hospital seeks a full-time, highly motivated, self-sufficient, senior developer to take on critical development of advanced genomic health record software. Individual is expected to thrive within a strong software team that emphasizes teamwork, joint coding sessions, and good ideas implemented using simple, robust code.

    This is an ideal opportunity for a strong developer who wants to discover and specialize in medical informatics.

    Responsibilities will include regular software design sessions with other team members, significant amounts of development, and eventual mentoring of junior developers.

    Desired Skills:

    • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience.
    • Web development, including ideally experience with REST API development.
    • Experience with dynamic languages, ideally Ruby and/or Python.
    • Experience with iterative development strategies.
    • An appreciation for the value of strong documentation.
    • An appreciation for the simplicity and power of web-based tools.

    For additional information, please contact Sarah Legendre at sarah.legendre@childrens.harvard.edu

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    Job Posting:
    eReleases Seeks Zend/PHP Developer (Baltimore, MD)
    December 03, 2008 @ 13:01:39

    Company eReleases
    Location Baltimore, MD
    Title Zend Framework Expert / MVC / PHP / MySQL / XHTML Developer
    Summary

    We're in need for a full-time, deadline-driven PHP/MySQL developer who is familiar with open source technology, and has a good understanding of the Zend Framework. You must be an expert in PHP, CSS, and XHTML. You will be developing as well as maintaining various projects as needed for an online website built on a modified wordpress platform. A strong understanding of MVC and a strict adherence towards good programming is an absolute must.

    You should be able to integrate a customer ticket/support system, affiliate system, and secure ordering system, as well as complete front-end customer interaction programs.

    You will work out of our White Marsh, Md. office but there would be the opportunity to telecommute.

    Position Requirements:

    Qualifications:

    • 4+ years experience building professional web applications
    • Proficiency with PHP / MySQL and database architecture
    • Zend Framework
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-motivated
    • Well organized

    Valued Skills:

    • Prior experience in the social networking industry
    • Proficiency with HTML/XML/CSS architecture
    • Project planning experience
    • Excellent writing and communications skills

    Benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision plan
    • Retirement plan with profit share
    • Project revenue share bonus

    Send resume to Mickie Kennedy at zend@ereleases.com

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    Job Posting:
    Chegg Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
    December 02, 2008 @ 14:02:00

    Company Chegg
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    You love coding and building new things. You're smart, you're fast, and most importantly, you always get it done. Admit it, you're a rockstar.

    Chegg is looking for an experienced, energetic PHP Developer. The ideal candidate for this position has worked with high-load, high-availability websites previously and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment.

    About Chegg

    Funded by 2 top tier VC's, Chegg is changing the way college students obtain textbooks. Already on over 4,000 campuses, Chegg is the #1 in book rentals. Chegg was recently featured on Techcrunch.

    www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/09/textbook-rentals-big-business-kleiner-perkins-goes-after-chegg/

    Responsibilities:

    • Work in a fast paced and highly collaborative development environment tasked with engineering improvements to our site's features, performance and interface using PHP
    • Build new features and enhancements as we scale our systems with growth.
    • Prototype and implement optimization techniques and participate in design and code reviews
    • Continuously improve Chegg's products, usability and user experience.

    Requirements:

    • Strong background in web application development using PHP
    • Well versed in code optimization and software design principles
    • Experience with an object oriented coding language
    • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Ability to identify performance bottlenecks in PHP applications
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels

    Benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision plans with no premium for employees
    • Complimentary catered breakfast, lunch and compensated dinner daily
    • Laundry service
    • Subsidized gym membership

    Send resume to careers@chegg.com.

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    Job Posting:
    TEKSystems (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Web Application Developers (Tampa, FL)
    November 26, 2008 @ 12:37:43

    Company TEKsystems (Recruiter)
    Location Tampa, FL
    Title PHP Web Application Developer (3 positions)
    Summary

    Our client is currently looking to add three PHP web developers to their team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background with PHP and good understanding of HTML (JAVA experience is also beneficial). The client would also prefer an understanding of internet services, web services, and security.

    Reqiured: Web, php, apache
    Preferred: perl, java, Linux, C, C++, Ruby, and Security
    Duration: 8-9 months
    Rate: $18/hr
    Hours: 8:30 - 5:30
    Location: Tampa, FL

    No College degree is required

    Contact Chad Zimmerman of TEKsystems for more information or to submit a resume Czimmerm@TEKsystems.com

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    PHPBuilder.com:
    PHP Developer Resources
    November 21, 2008 @ 08:07:39

    PHPBuilder.com has posted a list of resources that they offer to help both beginning and experienced PHP developers to further their knowledge:

    PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages used to develop applications on the web today. As a result, internet.com has a multitude of PHP resources throughout our network of websites. Here are some of our best PHP resources, along with some featured tutorials and out-of-network resources that you may not know about.

    The grouping of links also include external resources like the main PHP site and Zend's website.

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    Brandon Savage's Blog:
    Hosting Made for PHP Developers
    November 18, 2008 @ 16:28:54

    After looking around for different hosting for some of his projects (one that was a bit more PHP-developer friendly), Brandon Savage looked into Slicehost, a virtual server option that gives a bit more control than the larger, more typical shared hosting environments. Here's his review of the move.

    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but what I got was pretty amazing. Slicehost works by offering virtual servers for each account - that is, for each account they offer, you get your own box. [...] You're responsible for putting anything on it you want. And that's where the fun starts: you really can put anything you want on it.

    The slices allow you to customize your PHP builds, add in MySQL, change up Apache - whatever you want. All you need to know is how to compile things and get them working together. Slicehost isn't a good option for someone that's not familiar with linux system administration, but if you know exactly what you want and how to put it there, their pricing is one of the best out there (plus they just got bought up by Rackspace so their future seems bright).

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    Raphael Stolt's Blog:
    Rails for PHP Developers book review
    November 14, 2008 @ 07:57:40

    Raphael Stolt has done a review of a book that's helping bridge the gap between Rails and PHP for those already using the PHP language. The book "Rails for PHP Developers" (part of the Pragmatic Programmers series of books, authored by Derek DeVries and Mike Naberezny) is a guide to learning Ruby on Rails from a PHP developer's perspective.

    The e-book version of the Pragmatic Programmers release Rails for PHP Developers written by Derek DeVries and Mike Naberezny occupies now some of my scarce hard drive space for several months, and today I managed to hit the last page of it. In case you're interested in knowing if it's worthy to sacrifice some rare hard drive or bookshelf space for this book read on.

    He goes through the three parts of the book - a look at the MVC pattern, teaching some of the details of Ruby and comparing the structure of the two languages to help PHP developers relate a bit more. Raphael gives it good marks for being a great guide to not only Ruby and Rails but to also making it accessible for PHP developers to make a smoother transition from one to the other if they're interested.

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    Job Posting:
    Quinstreet, Inc. Seeks Sr. PHP Developer (Foster City, CA)
    November 13, 2008 @ 15:32:59

    Company Quinstreet, Inc.
    Location Foster City, CA
    Title Sr. PHP Developer, Online Media Publishing Team
    Summary

    Corporate Overview
    QuinStreet is a private, growing online direct marketing company headquartered in Foster City, California. Founded in 1999, the company currently employs over 500 professionals and boasts consistent profitability, making it one of the best-performing private companies in Silicon Valley. QuinStreet's Online Media Publishing Team produces high-quality online magazines and product showcases across a broad range of industries.

    Job Description
    We are looking for an exceptionally intelligent, talented and enthusiastic Senior Web Developer to drive development of the Publishing Team's suite of content-rich online properties. This position will work closely with the Web Producers and Technical Managers to innovate and create Web applications and widgets.

    The major responsibilities of the Senior PHP Developer will be:

    • Leading a team of Web developers to design, develop, and debug Web applications
    • Using creativity to innovate new products (widgets, wizards, tools, controls) to enhance Web user experience
    • Keeping up with new Internet standards and Web technologies (Web 2.0, AJAX, Ruby on Rails, etc.)

    Technical Requirements
    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Expertise in working with PHP and MySQL
    • Proficiency with front-end scripting including: HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
    • Familiarity with the CodeIgniter MVC for PHP a plus
    • Hands-on experience with web application architecture and relational database design
    • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM)
    • Exposure to other server-side scripting languages such as JSP, ASP, CFM
    • Exposure to object-oriented languages such as Java and Microsoft .NET
    • Familiarity with the LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
    • Knowledge of best practices for cross-platform, cross-browser compatibility
    • Professional experience building database-driven web applications and websites

    General Requirements

    • 3+ years professional web development experience
    • 1+ years managerial experience
    • CS or technical degree preferred
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
    • Strong presentation, communication, and collaboration skills, enabling knowledge share within team and across teams
    • Positive attitude and professionalism in the workplace
    • Unrestricted legal authorization to work directly for any company in the U.S.
    • A great sense of humor is always appreciated

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    QuinStreet is an EEO Employer.

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    Job Posting:
    WideEye Interactive/Moroch Advertising Seeks Web Developer (Dallas, TX)
    November 11, 2008 @ 15:57:16

    Company WideEye Interactive / Moroch Advertising
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title Web Developer (PHP/My SQL/CSS)
    Summary

    You'll need:

    • 5+ years of interactive advertising experience, e.g., creating HTML and CSS pages based on comps created in Illustrator and Photoshop
    • 1+ year using Actionscript and Flash
    • Advanced skills in coding, web pages, banners, and emails in HTML & CSS
    • Experience with rich-media platforms including Eyeblaster a plus
    • Proficient in hand-coded html, both table-based and CSS (Javascript ability a plus)
    • Proficient in php and mySQL
    • Proficient in Adobe web suite tools (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver)
    • Basic familiarity with flash and communication through PHP
    • An ambidextrous brain that can work in Mac and PC platforms

    You're capable of:

    • Work on projects primarily under the direction of the interactive creative director, but also with art directors and designers to make sure that creative specs, project goals and deadlines are met
    • Work from client-approved concepts or comps from art directors to build online advertising campaigns
    • Make revisions and subsequent versions with little supervision
    • Remain flexible and sane in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
    • Pay exceptional attention to details in graphics, layout and typography to maintain brand integrity
    • Stay abreast of emerging tools and techniques with web applications and share your knowledge with the rest of us
    • Juggle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Organize and archive digital assets per company standards

    For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Betsy Irvine at birvine@moroch.com.

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    Job Posting:
    ChoicePoint (LexisNexis Company) Seeks Sr. LAMP Developer (Alpharetta, GA)
    November 06, 2008 @ 14:34:48

    Company ChoicePoint (LexisNexis Company)
    Location Alpharetta, GA
    Title Sr. LAMP Developer (Consultant)
    Summary

    LexisNexis is seeking web application developers that are skilled in developing on Linux Postgres/Mysql Apache and PHP platforms.

    The position exists to design, develop, test, maintain and support high performance, scalable, innovative web-based applications.

    Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated problem solver who works well in teams and must have ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

    Required Skills:

    • 3+ years of experience with OO programming in PHP.
    • 3+ years experience developing dynamic front-end server-side applications with HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
    • 2+ years of experience with Relational Database Systems such as Postgres and Mysql.
    • 2+ years of experience with the Unix/Linux Operating System.
    • 2+ years working in a collaborative environment with source control tools such as cvs, svn.
    • Experience with SOAP based web services and Apache web servers is a plus.
    • Experience with PHP based MVC frameworks is a plus

    ChoicePoint, a LexisNexis company is an equal opportunity employer that offers a dynamic work environment inclusive of workplace diversity. Our competitive total compensation package includes comprehensive healthcare, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement and more.

    For more information or to submit your resume, contact Katherine Lloyd - katherine.falveylloyd@choicepoint.com or 770-752-6092

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    Symfony Blog:
    Plugin Developers Day This Saturday!
    November 06, 2008 @ 10:28:54

    As this new post on the symfony blog points out, their next Plugin Developers Day is happening this weekend on Saturday, November 8th.

    Preparations for the coming plugin developers day on Nov. 8th are proceeding apace. I've heard from a number of you who are planning to attend, some planning to start development on new, groudbreaking plugins, others looking to help update existing plugins to work with the latest and greatest version of symfony, and still others just hoping to learn from the lively discussion. All types are welcome!

    The event will be centered around the #symfony channel on the Freenode IRC network and is broken up into different sections - creating and releasing a plugin, writing a customizable plugin and coding sprints on new/existing plugins.

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    Job Posting:
    Project People Ltd (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Paris, France)
    November 04, 2008 @ 13:10:52

    Company Project People Ltd (Recruiter)
    Location Paris, France
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    My client is currently seeking an English speaking Developer who has the passion and drive to exceed in a fast-paced environment. To succeed in this role, you will have a good understanding of web & mobile technologies and the ability to utilise these skills in a commercial environment. This is a unique opportunity to join a market leading global organisation and gain exposure to a truly innovative world of digital entertainment. A fantastic relocation package is being offered for candidates who would like to move to Paris, to pursue this opening.

    The main focus of this role will be the design & writing of dynamic software frameworks and pioneering products to be used internally & externally in making a new world class service. In previous roles you will have excelled in the development of web & mobile frameworks, applications & products.

    Educated to degree level or above, ideally in an Information Technology or Software Development discipline, you will possess the following commercial experience:

    Design & development of software products and generic Application Programming Interface (API's), Excellent PHP skills, complimented by a combination of the following; Javascript, AJAX, XML, XHTML, WAP, Any exposure to Subversion (or any other version control system), SQL, C# or C++.is highly desirable, but by no means essential

    Benefits: health & social insurance, employee stock purchase plan, discounted products, free health coverage, on-site gym, free soft drinks, discounted entertainment tickets.

    My client is looking for CV's by Friday 14th November at the latest. If you are interested in being considered for this fantastic role, then please email me your CV as soon as possible

    For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Alice Davis, Senior Consultant, Project People on +44 117 908 7000 or alice.davis@projectpeople.com

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    Job Posting:
    Veedow Seeks Senior PHP Developer/Architect (London, UK)
    October 23, 2008 @ 14:47:47

    Company Veedow
    Location London, UK
    Title Senior PHP Developer / Architect
    Summary

    Veedow is a social shopping site built around people specific interests. We gather information from multiple providers and deliver it to our members according to their preferences. We use algorithms to power our content delivery system in order to make every user's experience unique and tailor-made.

    We are a small team working in a vibrant and constantly challenging atmosphere, which is extremely valuable for your growth as a developer as much as a person. The company is young and every person have the real opportunity to make his/her voice heard and leave a footprint in the project development and its final success. We are looking for a fairly senior developer with talent and ambition who love coding and also analyzing complex problems and designing innovative solutions.

    Senior PHP Developer / Architect position:
    You will be involved in a small team and will be expected to make sensible and informed decisions, take responsibility and turn ideas into real things that work. You will not be shy of large and complex queries, statistics or developing for high traffic.

    The ideal candidate enjoys working in a small environment, has a start up mentality as well as good project management skills.

    Essential technical skills and experience:

    • PHP 5
    • MySQL 5
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • MVC Design pattern
    • Linux server (preferably Ubuntu)

    Experience with any of the following will be advantageous:

    • Apache,
    • XML,
    • Ajax,
    • memcached,
    • Sphinx,
    • jQuery,
    • LightTPD,
    • mod_rewrite,
    • GD graphics library,
    • Subversion,
    • PHPEclipse

    Qualifications:
    A degree in Computer Science or other IT related subject is great, but we also consider people with different backgrounds and not necessarily with a degree. If you taught yourself coding and everything else because you understood that it was your world, chances are that you're the right person for this company. Due to the heavy business intelligence we're building highly numerate persons are very appreciated.

    What we offer:
    A competitive salary (depending on experience) plus bonus and share options, but most of all a great place to learn and do cutting-edge stuff.

    How to apply:
    Send your CV with a brief description of why you should be the right person for us at HIREME [at] VEEDOW [dot] COM

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    Job Posting:
    Apex Systems (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Web Developers (Tampa, FL)
    October 22, 2008 @ 15:48:58

    Company Apex Systems (Recruiter)
    Location Tampa, FL
    Title PHP Web Application Developer
    Summary

    Required Skills

    • PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
    • E-Commerce and/or highly transactional databases
    • UNIX exp w/Sun/Solaris or Linux
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • LAMP and PDF.Lib a plus
    • Bachelors preferred.
    • 1-5 years experience.
    • May accept equivalent education and experience combined.
    • Typical background requirements include knowledge in the field of computer science along with advanced knowledge of various web-enabling computer languages.
    • Problems follow a standard pattern but involve a variety of administrative and/or technical solutions.
    • Utilize thorough technical and theoretical understanding of several techniques to complete assigned tasks.
    • Understand and reproducibly follow documented procedures; provide input for process/documentation improvements.
    • Recognizes, anticipates and resolves problems.

    Responsibilities:

    • Designs and constructs web pages/sites including incorporating graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques.
    • Maintains and provides ongoing design of the website.
    • Interviews clients to help them clarify goals.
    • Designs digitized images, banners, bullets, charts, image maps and other graphics to enhance appearance of site.
    • Applies knowledge of programming techniques and computer internet systems.
    • Custom tailors a plan for site using combination of graphic and written material, and modifies proposal as necessary.
    • Writes, or edits and formats, copy to present message effectively.
    • Designs screen displays to accomplish goals of site.
    • Provides specifications, using flowcharts and diagrams, into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language that can be processed by computer.
    • Converts project specifications into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language that can be processed by computer, applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages.
    • Applies knowledge of database design standards and database management.
    • Programs, runs and tests programs.
    • Determines if project requires new programs or modifying existing programs that access data stored in databases.
    • Replaces, deletes, or modifies codes to correct errors.
    • Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections.
    • Assists in solving operating problems with site.
    • Reads manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn ways to develop programs.
    • Manages version control s/w including test to production promotion model.
    • Modifies/compiles underlying system components (e.g. Apache, )
    • Designs and implements new databases.
    • Generally supervised environment.
    • Effort requires following well-defined standards.
    • Decisions and actions may affect programs or projects.
    • Budgets own time to carry out assigned duties.
    • Multiple but similar tasks requiring some choices from among clearly defined alternatives.
    • Differing but recurring problems and/or duties.
    • Required procedural proficiency and attention to policies and guidelines.
    • Thinking may be guided by standard practices.
    • Key benchmark: procedural proficiency, thinking guided by standard practices.
    • Individual performance of or supervision of several different activities usually in a single function.
    • Requires integration and coordination of work.

    Contact Phil Buell of Apex Systems for more information or to submit a resume - (813) 281-8800 or Pbuell@Apexsystemsinc.com

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    Symfony Blog:
    Plugin Developers Day
    October 22, 2008 @ 09:31:17

    Kris Wallsmith has posted an announcement to the symfony blog about an upcoming event (happening Saturday November 8th from 3pm-9pm GMT) - Plugin Developers Day.

    We will cover a number of plugin-related subjects in depth, including creating and naming a plugin, adding customizable model, form and action classes, unit and functional testing a plugin, packaging and releasing, and what's new in symfony 1.2.

    If you've been meaning to try your hand at writing a symfony plugin or have been writing plugins for years, please join some of your fellow developers for a day of learning, collaboration and development.

    Its an online event that'll be happening in the #symfony IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network. Nothing to sign up for - just show up ready to learn.

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    Job Posting:
    WordStream Seeks Web Application Developer (Needham, MA)
    October 21, 2008 @ 11:08:41

    Company WordStream
    Location Needham, MA
    Title Web Application Developer
    Summary

    The Sr. Web Application Developer will be responsible for developing and administering all Web marketing infrastructure for the WordStream.com Web site. Typical day-to-day responsibilities include:

    • Writing Drupal Modules
    • Writing & Customizing Drupal Themes
    • Writing custom PHP & JavaScript Web applications
    • Managing Web Server and IT Infrastructure

    However in addition to building/maintaining the Web site, the Web application developer will develop various database-driven web applications to power important internal sales and marketing systems, for example:

    • Internal sales and lead management tools
    • Online billing and reporting applications
    • Affiliate marketing programs
    • Single Sign-On
    • Social Media Marketing Integration

    Qualifications:
    Candidate must have top-notch Web application development skills in addition to robust PHP programming skills in order. Please note, only candidates with a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering, or, a very substantial amount of related technical coursework and Work experience in a related field will be considered.

    Required Skills:
    PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Drupal, Linux, HTML, Apache

    Bonus Skills:
    AJAX, Flex, SalesForce.com, Flash, Photoshop

    Required Experience: +3 Years

    Required Education: Bachelors Degree

    Travel Required: No

    About WordStream: WordStream is a venture-backed startup engaged in providing search engine marketing software solutions. Our patented, innovative software-as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives in a consistent and repeatable manner.

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    Job Posting:
    JS Creative Seeks Web Developer (Atlanta, GA)
    October 20, 2008 @ 09:38:29

    Company JS Creative
    Location Atlanta, GA
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    JS Creative, a division of Jackson Spalding, is seeking a Web Developer for our Atlanta office.

    Required:

    • Expert-level proficiency in CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
    • A successful background in object-oriented programming
    • Proven ability to code standards compliant, cross-browser sites using CSS, not tables
    • Excellent communication skills
    • A passion for learning and keeping up with what's next in Web technology

    Although not required, experience in these areas will give you bonus points:

    • Agile development (CakePHP, Ruby on Rails)
    • .NET, RSS, Podcasting
    • eCommerce sites
    • Content management systems
    • Flash using ActionScript and XML

    In this role, you will work with designers and other developers to code design mockups into clean, accessible sites and applications. You will also be responsible for maintaining existing sites. This is not a design position. (A good sense of aesthetics will not, however, hurt your odds of being interviewed.)

    Please submit your resume in PDF format and include recent Web site URLs (with your role in each clearly defined) to HR@jacksonspalding.com. Resumes without active URLs will not be considered.

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    PHPBuilder.com:
    Oracle with PHP a Developer's View
    October 20, 2008 @ 09:30:03

    PHPBuilder.com has a new basic tutorial introducing you to the world of the powerful combination of Oracle and PHP:

    This article is for the developer who wants to use the PHP scripting language with an Oracle database to develop their application. PHP is one of the most commonly used scripting languages, as it is open source and has procedural as well as object-oriented capabilities. Oracle is a popular RDBMS and that's the reason this combination is very useful for web-based application development.

    The article talks about the OCI8 extension and gives a sample of its use to connect to a remote machine (using a full TNSNAMES-formatted string for the host). The code is explained a bit from the connect down to the oci_close.

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    Job Posting:
    RJ Byrd (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Application Developer (Dallas, TX)
    October 17, 2008 @ 14:18:48

    Company RJ Byrd (Recruiter)
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Application Developer
    Summary

    OVERVIEW
    The primary responsibility of a web application developer is coding, testing, and deploying web based applications for our clients.

    Other responsibilities include operational support for existing web-based applications, web application maintenance, custom operational reporting, and enhancing existing applications.

    RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

    • Design and implement applications for web distribution
    • Work with art directors, project managers, multimedia and web developers to develop the back-end components of webbased applications
    • Create reliable, well-tuned SQL statements for access to normalized cross-application databases
    • Work with database professionals to develop and implement secure, fast and stable data structures
    • Work as member of overall marketing strategy team
    • Adhere to common web design standards and intuitive information architecture
    • Ensure the security of web-based applications and the integrity of the consumer's personal data
    • Define internal and external specifications for applications
    • Create and/or review assigned deliverable specifications
    • Provide application development input and leadership within and outside the organization
    • Responsible for technical documentation, coding accuracy, software configuration, version control, code reviews, and performance evaluation

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent job experience
    • 3+ years of structured application development experience in PHP with relational databases
    • PHP 4/5
    • OOP design principles
    • SQL DML (Oracle and MySQL)
    • XML
    • JavaScript
    • HTML/XHTML
    • DHTML
    • CSS

    OPTIONAL

    • Marketing
    • MS SQL
    • ASP.NET
    • Java/J2EE
    • PERL
    • Flash
    • SOAP
    • XSLT
    • WebDAV
    • CVS
    • Subversion
    • Tortoise SVN
    • Apache
    • Tomcat
    • Linux

    Contact Tait Lifto for more information or to submit resumes - (214) 265-6580 or TLifto@RJByrd.com

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    Job Posting:
    ABRS Ltd (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (London, UK)
    October 17, 2008 @ 12:36:53

    Company ABRS Ltd (Recruiter)
    Location London, UK
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are seeking versatile, multi-skilled developers with the drive and passion to work with innovative and emerging web technologies! You will work on ground-breaking new technologies and strategic solutions that will enable our Client's online ambitions, enabling and leading innovations across the web space.

    PHP, LAMP....Our Client's innovations team is engaged in producing 'scenario driven' proof-of-concepts and prototypes and is busy developing creative new solutions across areas such as social media, communications, content and advertising. Innovations also spearheads new development for their network of websites incorporating Agile/XP development approaches. Key responsibilities will include:

    • Collaboration with product owners and front-end developers to design and develop back-end components for proof-of-concepts, prototypes solutions and public-facing beta products;
    • Showcasing of solutions to stakeholders;
    • Promotion of open standards;
    • Investigation of new and alternative technologies and products;
    • Proactive participation in evolving Agile working practices and innovation in development tools and frameworks.

    Suitable candidates will possess:

    • Extensive experience of designing and implementing highly available and scalable consumer facing web applications;
    • Proven track record of delivering high quality work in a timely manner with a focus on business value;
    • A collaborative working approach with an easy communications style;
    • Passion for new technologies, with demonstrable ability to pick up new languages and frameworks quickly and to apply your new-found knowledge to key design decisions;
    • Strong knowledge of either PHP/Lamp based platforms or Java;
    • Strong experience in Agile methodologies and XP practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration and build systems. Also Linux system administration, Apache, MySQL, XML and RSS.

    If you are interested or know anyone that would be please contact me using marklong@abrs.com or call on +44 1491 411 020.

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    Job Posting:
    XML Team Solutions Seeks Software Developer (Telecommute)
    October 17, 2008 @ 09:06:39

    Company XML Team Solutions
    Location Telecommute
    Title Software Engineer
    Summary

    Do you like sports? Are you good with PHP/CSS/HTML/MySQL? Not scared of XML? Got some Linux skills? Know your way around complicated MySQL schemas? Can you handle working remotely from the comfort of your home or a never-ending series of coffee shops with free wifi? If so, there is an opportunity for you. XMLTeam Solutions is looking to hire an experienced PHP developer to join our small but dedicated team in a full-time, permanent position.

    We are a boutique sports data consulting company, bringing together sports data content providers and clients looking to build their own sports-related web applications. We deliver XML data feeds to our customers, along with various solutions for processing the XML feed ranging from simple document download to parsing the XML feed and putting the data into a relational database you can use to power your web site. We've done work with some of the giants of the online sports world, including Yahoo!, Google and ESPN, along with creating solutions for MLB teams and one of the largest online baseball statistic research sites on the web.

    We're looking for someone with skills in the following areas:

    • rock solid with PHP (PHP 4 and 5, with new projects using PHP 5)
    • some basic knowledge of Perl is helpful
    • not afraid to use a framework (company standard is Code Igniter, but it's negotiable)
    • good HTML/CSS skills
    • solid MySQL/Postgres skills
    • basic Linux sysadmin skills (can configure Apache, knows their way around the shell)
    • knows how to find answers to their questions
    • great communication skills as we use IRC as our main communication channel
    • availability to do one night per week of phone support

    Unfortunately this position is only open to those who can legally work in Canada or the United States. All interested parties should send their resumes to chris@xmlteam.com. No agencies or recruiters. We will only be responding to those who would be considered for an interview.

    Company website: http://www.xmlteam.com

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    Job Posting:
    Genesys Group (Recruiter) Seeks Lead PHP Developer (Irving, TX)
    October 14, 2008 @ 15:17:28

    Company Genesys Group (Recruiter)
    Location Irving, TX
    Title Lead PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Lead PHP Developer (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) designer is responsible for the design, development and integration of PHP based applications. The applications are deployed on Linux servers using MySQL as database. The designer will also work and improve the current Content Management System.

    The position requires a BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience plus 5+ years of experience in a web based development environment.

    The position reports to the Development Manager and will work in the Irving, TX corporate offices.

    Major Duties & Responsibilities

    • Must have had experience managing 4-5 individuals.
    • Develop PHP based new features
    • Create application access to MySQL database.
    • Integrate and maintain 3rd party applications with the current system
    • Extend and improve the existent Content Management System
    • Collaborate on cross-team and cross-product technical issues to resolve end-user problems.
    • Ability to work in a team, perform other work-related duties, team meetings, and administrative tasks

    Requirements/Skills

    MUST

    • Knowledge of PHP, HTML, MySQL 5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, XML
    • Previous experience with a Content Management System
    • Knowledge of MySQL distributed environment
    • Video encoding and decoding
    • 5+ years of professional experience in a highly dynamic web development environment
    • Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

    Nice to Have

    • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
    • College Degree in Computer Science or Engineering a plus
    • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

    Extra Requests

    • 7 + years
    • 3 required skill sets: LAMP, CMS (experience with Content Mgt System)
    • Video encoding and decoding

    Contact and Send Resumes to Justin Mrsny (justin@genesysgroup.com or 214-618-5959 ext.218)

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    Job Posting:
    Robert Half Technology (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Boulder, CO)
    October 13, 2008 @ 15:08:04

    Company Robert Half Technology (Recruiter)
    Location Boulder, Colorado
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    Robert Half Technology is working with a Web 2.0 development company in Bolder Colorado to find an exceptional Senior PHP Software Engineer. The on-demand software being produced at this company enables companies to create custom-fit enterprise communities built around clients and employees; their relationships, and their shared knowledge. By providing infinitely adaptable community building blocks, this company has designed something entirely new: a people-centered community platform.

    Skills:

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years industry experience developing customer-facing systems
    • Extensive experience in the LAMP solution stack, specifically
    • Object-oriented PHP5 is a must
    • Development and deployment experience on Unix (Linux or otherwise)
    • Experience working with databases, MySQL preferred -schema design, comfortable with SQL.
    • Experience with Zend Framework, or similar: Symfony, Cake, etc
    • Object-oriented programming experience in the industry, preferably Java or C++
    • Familiar with front-end web technologies: JS, CSS, AJAX, etc
    • Experienced with Web Service-based architectures, using REST, XML-RPC etc
    • Participated in teams using Agile development processes (Scrum, XP, etc)
    • Experienced with Unit Testing, Test Driven Development
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or similar field

    What we offer:

    • An interesting and fun working environment
    • Beautiful Location in the foothills of the Rockies
    • To be part of a small team in a growing company.

    Salary: 80,000-110,000 DOE
    Please Send Resumes and Salary requirements to:
    Josh Chesterson
    303.296.2345
    Josh.Chesterson [at] rht [dot] com

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    Job Posting:
    PayByCash.com seeks Senior PHP Developer (Mason, Ohio)
    October 13, 2008 @ 13:07:18

    Company PayByCash.com
    Location Mason, Ohio
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are a rapidly growing non-credit card payment processor providing over 70 payment methods for online merchants, including: Electronic Arts, Sony and Skype, just to name a few. We are a uniquely positioned company- enabling us to innovate in ways that our competitors can't. You must be able to work and think on a global scale - our merchants, customers, and payment methods are everywhere!

    We're looking for a senior-level software developer/engineer to develop new features, integrate with external systems, and define customer experience for existing websites and create new sites as we continue to grow at a breakneck pace. Development activities include: taking our service to mobile phones/iFrames/consoles, adding new ways to pay, stored value & micro-payments, and the development of our Web Service API - just for starters! We offer a competitive compensation package which includes great benefits.

    Skill Requirements:

    • Able to balance user experience with business requirements and coming up with world class user experience at the same time.
    • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, as well as familiarity with XML and web services.
    • 5 to 7 years of full lifecycle development experience in Java, C++, or PHP is required. Knowledge of PHP5 and MySQL is preferred.
    • Strong Object oriented analysis & design skills.
    • Working knowledge of web security techniques and client-side attacks.
    • Able to work equally effectively in a team environment as well as independently.
    • B.S. in Computer Science or other related engineering field is desired.

    Responsibilities:

    • Solve unique and interesting problems as we take our "standard" web experience onto cell phones, consoles, and into iFrames.
    • Own the design and implementation of all customer facing web pages.
    • Use nearly every Internet technology available including at least: CSS/HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Java, XML, SOAP, REST, etc.
    • Develop cross-browser DHTML code.
    • Solve complex localization challenges as we go from two languages to 10+.
    • Participate in design and help determine strategic direction.

    To apply for this position please send your resume to ccorry[at]paybycash[dot]com

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    Job Posting:
    Zenana Entertainment Seeks PHP Developers (Barcelona, Spain)
    October 10, 2008 @ 13:10:44

    Company Zenana Entertainment
    Location Barcelona, Spain
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are an international adult entertainment company based in Barcelona and are looking for an experienced web-developer/system administrator.

    Skills:

    • Thorough experience with PHP and Mysql, and Linux administration.
    • Good understanding of website/software development.
    • Broad understanding of web technologies (HTML, Javascript, CSS, etc).
    • It is mandatory that you are fluent in English as most communication is in English.

    For us web-development requires both high levels of teamwork but also a great amount of individuality. You must be able to take responsibility and deal with technical details yourself, while communicating important issues to the rest of the team. We expect that you're able to write simple and readable code that performs well and that you're used to honor deadlines. We're a small team with flexible working hours.

    The work includes: Installation and maintenance, database/software design and development of front- and back-end for dynamic websites.

    What we offer:

    • An interesting and fun working environment
    • Very central location next to Plaça Catalunya.
    • The possibility to work with and learn about new technologies such as streaming video and conversion and payment systems.
    • To be part of a small team in a growing company.

    Candidates whom are not comfortable working with adult content need not apply.

    Applicants are asked to send a CV (or a URL) that describes previous work and projects to karen@zenanasl.com.

    Salary: 1500€-2200€ per month for full time work.

    Immediate start

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    Job Posting:
    Commentary, Inc. Seeks Web Developer (New York, NY)
    October 07, 2008 @ 15:08:45

    Company Commentary, Inc.
    Location New York, NY
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    The company is a non-profit that publishes both a print magazine and produces daily online-only content. /Commentary /is politically conservative and one of the oldest and most respected monthly political magazines in America. We need an energetic team player to serve as our in-house programmer/developer and general tech consultant. Competitive salary. Full benefits.

    Skills:

    • PHP (2-3 yrs)
    • CF (2-3 yrs)
    • CSS
    • Flash
    • SQL (2-3 yrs)
    • Previous experience with print/online media highly preferable.

    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain and develop a variety of applications for /Commentary/'s website
    • Interface with our editorial staff, systems administrators, and potentially outside development houses on larger-scale projects.
    • Help develop and implement a long-term strategy both for web content and web sales.

    To apply for this position please send your resume, with references and portfolio, to contentions[at]commentarymagazine[dot]com, or contact Sam Munson at 212 891 6737.

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    Job Posting:
    NacreData L.L.C. Seeks PHP Developers (Telecommute, Contract)
    October 01, 2008 @ 07:06:14

    Company NacreData L.L.C.
    Location Telecommute (Contract)
    Title PHP Developers
    Summary

    NacreData L.L.C. is seeking entry or intermediate-level freelance PHP developers to work with. Ability to be productive and live up to commitments is more important than the exact number of hours available.

    Please submit examples of (or links to) your work, description of your skills and your hourly rate info@NacreData.com. Chosen developers will be provided with sftp access to development servers and project tasks to complete.

    The code you write needs to be clean and simple enough for others to understand. Some use of open source frameworks and libraries can be helpful, but requiring Zend Framework and Smarty when all we need is a login screen is not our approach.

    Contact Devin Ceartas for more information (devin@nacredata.com)

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    Smashing Magazine:
    Drupal Developer's Toolbox
    September 25, 2008 @ 09:33:26

    Smashing Magazine has put together a new post that provides a "Drupal Developers Toolbox" with links to resources all over the web.

    After publishing the recent WordPress Developer's Toolbox, there were several Drupal developers calling out for equal coverage. In this post you will find a thorough collection of all kinds of resources that will aid designers and developers working with Drupal-powered websites. This collection is intended to simplify your tasks and save you time when working with Drupal.

    They've broken it out into some of the basic components you might need, modules, a few sites offering some design inspiration, themes, tutorials and more.

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    Job Posting:
    CROSCON Seeks Web Developer (Telecommute - Contract)
    September 25, 2008 @ 08:33:54

    Company CROSCON
    Location Telecommute (Contract)
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    We are looking for junior to mid level PHP developer to assist us in meeting the increasing demands of our clients. We are actively engaged in developing, refactoring, and extending bespoke PHP applications for medium and large corporations. This is a contract position, and part/full-time employment is always an option in the future.

    The Job

    • Work with small teams to develop and test PHP applications in an agile enviornment.
    • Communicate effectively with other developers, and be able to effectively translate specifications into working code. Ability to process work in batches and effectively communicate needs to project management is a must.
    • Most commonly used technologies are PHP, MySQL, jQuery, XML, SOAP, and Debian.

    The Candidate

    • CakePHP currently a big plus, but not required. Familiarity with MVC frameworks required.
    • Should be able to effectively write applications in PHP 5, and understand the differences between that and PHP 4.
    • Should be able to effectively use a UNIX system. We currently use Debian internally.
    • Experience with jQuery or Prototype is a plus.
    • Experience with memcached, varnish, squid, or similar technologies also a plus.
    • Degrees and certifications are irrelevant, so please do not hesitate to apply.

    Please have at least 1 year of commercial experience and be willing to learn. Please send your resume to marcel.esser@croscon.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Getloaded.com Seeks IT Developer (Midlothian, VA)
    September 23, 2008 @ 15:05:12

    Company Getloaded.com
    Location Midlothian, VA
    Title IT Developer
    Summary

    This is an opportunity designed for a highly motivated professional looking for unlimited potential and growth. Our innovative information services company is looking for a well qualified IT Developer. The position will be responsible for analyzing designs and leads implementation of technical solutions for complex business problems in order to realize business opportunities, facilitate efficiency, and support management decision making in a creative team environment.

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    • Interact with other Getloaded personnel to establish project specifications.
    • Serve as lead for architecture and design of development projects.
    • Implement projects including programming, data migration, and developer testing.
    • Participate in user feedback sessions regarding development projects.
    • Deploy project launches.
    • Identify and resolve system operating problems in order to provide continuous operation of systems.
    • Perform code reviews for less experienced developers.
    • Provide feedback to less experienced developers to assist with their professional growth.
    • Proactively learn and utilize new technologies, concepts and procedures pertaining to technical and industry advances.
    • Investigate, analyze, and construct prototypes to evaluate opportunities.
    • Provides technical input to other areas and gathers technical data from outside organizations.
    • Serves as a technical resource to other staff members and other employees.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Recommended Education/Experience Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five plus years experience in software development environments such as PHP, Java, C, C++ or equivalent technologies, with a minimum two years experience developing web applications. Professional development experience involving the design and usage of SQL databases. Experience using linux systems for the operational environment.

    Previous experience providing application design and system development services on systems projects required. Experience working with PostgreSQL, Apache, and Subversion a plus.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Knowledge of computer/computational science, data analysis, programming technologies, programming concepts, and techniques.
    • Ability to evaluate and interpret end user information requirements, and to develop appropriate systems or recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Ability to design, implement, install, test, and troubleshoot complex application software.
    • Ability to record, track, correspond, and document resolution of user problems by means of problem reporting database software.
    • Ability to develop technical documentation for training, software/hardware use, user procedures, and as-required project deliverables.
    • Ability to learn and support new applications and systems. Demonstrated ability to prioritize conflicting demands, juggle multiple priority projects simultaneously and execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.

    Requires excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and candidate must possess sound analytical problem-solving and documentation skills.

    Getloaded.com provides an energetic, creative, and fast paced work environment. Each team member is valued for their unique contributions and is encouraged to take advantage of numerous training opportunities.


    
If you want to work hard, laugh often, and make a difference we want to hear from you. 
Interested candidates should submit their resumes to careers@getloaded.com and reference job # ITDEV027

    EOE

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    Job Posting:
    Genesys Group (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    September 23, 2008 @ 11:30:55

    Company Genesys Group (Recruiter)
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Position Requirements:

    • Good knowledge of HTML/XML and CSS
    • Experience designing user-friendly interfaces for complex web applications
    • Ability to clearly articulate expectations and timelines for product development
    • Excellent follow through skills, self managed and motivated
    • Ability to attend group meetings to gather and present information for product development
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Excellent oral and written skills
    • 3 + years of PHP4/5 experience with Apache, Redhat Enterprise Linux, MySQL

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with end-user training and support
    • Familiarity with developing eCommerce / shopping cart applications
    • Some hands on experience with OpenAds, and RubyOnRails

    Please include brief code samples and a portfolio your websites with your resume

    Experience in LINUX, Apache, MySQL, LAMP, Ruby on Rails, Web Development, Open Source Projects

    3-5 years experience

    Send resumes and code examples to Justin Mrsny @ Genesys Group - justin@genesysgroup.com or 214-618-5959 (x218)

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    Job Posting:
    Relay Technology Inc. (Recruiter) Seeks Web Developer (St. Louis, MO)
    September 22, 2008 @ 16:12:52

    Company Relay Technology Inc. (Recruiter)
    Location St. Louis, MO
    Title Web Developer (Full-Time or Contract to hire)
    Summary

    Relay Technology is an Information Technology staffing firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. We work with small to mid size companies helping them identify top notch IT talent for contract, contract to hire and full time placements.

    We are searching for several PHP web developers with MySQL skills. Additionally, we are seeking a team lead with the same skill set. The client is a growing web development firm that is working to add to their already strong team of developers and designers. This opportunity would enable the candidate to further their technical skills by working with a group of accomplished and driven individuals.

    Responsibilities:

    • Building high volume web sites
    • Research and develop intuitive user interfaces for clients.
    • Transform Web Design PSD's into full fledged dynamic websites
    • Work with business dev team to quickly deploy multivariate tested landing pages
    • Work with other developers to develop scalable LAMP applications

    Requirements:

    • College study in Computer Science is desired, but not mandatory
    • Experience with the LAMP tools is required. Strong PHP needed.
    • Knowledgeable in software such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other web development tools.
    • Any experience building shopping cart comparison engines is a plus

    Application:
    Please send to resume@relaytechnology.com:

    • Resume listing your employment history
    • Samples of your web work

    Relay Technology is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Job Posting:
    Apex Systems (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Tampa, FL)
    September 22, 2008 @ 15:04:46

    Company Apex Systems (Recuriter)
    Location Tampa, FL
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Company

    Apex Systems is a leading provider of technical and professional staffing solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-sized clients across North America. With a core focus on Information Technology, Business Applications, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Telecommunications, and Engineering, and a proven recruiting model, Apex Systems has become one of the most in-demand staffing companies around for providing short-term, long-term, and temp-to-perm staffing solutions.

    Apex Systems is looking for a PHP developer to work onsite at a large healthcare client of ours in Tampa, FL.

    The Job

    You will be designing and building systems on a PHP / MySQL platform. You will be improving existing functionality and building new features and systems. You will be involved in every step of the process including design, implementation, deployment, support and maintenance.

    • Designs and constructs web pages/sites including incorporating graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques.
    • Maintains and provides ongoing design of the website.
    • Interviews clients to help them clarify goals.
    • Designs digitized images, banners, bullets, charts, image maps and other graphics to enhance appearance of site.
    • Applies knowledge of programming techniques and computer internet systems.
    • Custom tailors a plan for site using combination of graphic and written material, and modifies proposal as necessary.
    • Writes, or edits and formats, copy to present message effectively.
    • Designs screen displays to accomplish goals of site.
    • Provides specifications, using flowcharts and diagrams, into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language that can be processed by computer.
    • Converts project specifications into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding into language that can be processed by computer, applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages.
    • Applies knowledge of database design standards and database management.
    • Programs, runs and tests programs.
    • Determines if project requires new programs or modifying existing programs that access data stored in databases.
    • Replaces, deletes, or modifies codes to correct errors.
    • Writes documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections.
    • Assists in solving operating problems with site.
    • Reads manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn ways to develop programs.
    • Manages version control s/w including test to production promotion model.
    • Modifies/compiles underlying system components (e.g. Apache, )
    • Designs and implements new databases.
    • Generally supervised environment.
    • Effort requires following well-defined standards.
    • Decisions and actions may affect programs or projects.
    • Budgets own time to carry out assigned duties.
    • Multiple but similar tasks requiring some choices from among clearly defined alternatives.
    • Differing but recurring problems and/or duties.
    • Required procedural proficiency and attention to policies and guidelines.
    • Thinking may be guided by standard practices.
    • Key benchmark: procedural proficiency, thinking guided by standard practices.
    • Individual performance of or supervision of several different activities usually in a single function.
    • Requires integration and coordination of work.

    Essential Skills

    • PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
    • E-Commerce and/or highly transactional databases
    • UNIX exp w/Sun/Solaris or Linux
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • LAMP and PDF.Lib a plus

    Please send your CV to Pbuell@apexsystemsinc.com , including phpdelevoper.org in the subject of your email.

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    Job Posting:
    Webgains Seeks Senior PHP Developer (London, United Kingdom)
    September 16, 2008 @ 08:45:56

    Company Webgains
    Location London, United Kingdom
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Company

    Founded in 2004, Webgains is one of the leading European affiliate marketing networks. With offices in the UK, US, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, Webgains are the fastest growing affiliate network in Europe facilitating trans-national transactions.

    The Job

    You will be designing and building systems on a PHP / MySQL platform. You will be improving existing functionality and building new features and systems. You will be involved in every step of the process including design, implementation, deployment, support and maintenance.

    The systems you will be working on include :-

    • Ad delivery systems that provide a highly available service. It is expected to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • An information system that bulk processes large amounts of data from external sources, and makes it available in a variety of ways.
    • A reporting platform that provides real time information on data that is updated multiple times per minute.
    • An invoicing system that accepts and makes payments using a variety of 3rd Party systems, such as credit card processors and PayPal.

    The systems you will be working on are heavily used and power a large number of other systems. A professional engineering approach is therefore essential.

    You will be joining a team of four full-time staff. You will work closely with and report to the technical team leader. You will be serving customers in all Webgains countries, not just the UK.

    The Candidate

    We are looking for someone with a great attitude, specifically:

    • You value personal responsibility
    • You both expect and value integrity
    • You work well on your own but really enjoy working as part of a team
    • You are looking for a permanent position with a rapidly expanding company
    • You can work with the minimum of supervision
    • You like working in a small company environment
    • You love to delight customers

    You will hold recognised computing qualifications and be highly competent in modular design, object oriented theory, regular expressions, logical and physical database design (including normalisation) and should be familiar with XML and ideally SOAP. Excellent HTML and JavaScript are pre-requisites.

    You will also be experienced with MySQL, ideally using distributed databases, replication, full-text searching and transactions.

    You should be able to demonstrate at least 3 years commercial experience in the above.

    Experience in scalable and highly available environments is an advantage.

    Experience with Linux system administration is an advantage.

    Essential Skills

    • Object oriented PHP
    • System Design/Technical Architecture
    • SQL
    • HTML
    • JavaScript
    • MySQL

    Please send your CV to jobs@webgains.com, including phpdelevoper.org in the subject of your email.

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    Smashing Magazine:
    WordPress Developer's Toolbox
    September 16, 2008 @ 08:07:05

    Smashing Magazine has posted a huge set of resources for the WordPress users out there - a toolbox containing links to tutorials and tips and tricks on various parts of the blogging tool.

    With all of the WordPress development that is going on, there is a need for an organized collection of resources to educate, inspire and equip developers to improve the quality and efficiency of their work. This post provides all kinds of WordPress-related resources to do just that.

    They've broken it up into a two categories - Helpful Resources and WordPress Tutorials - with topics ranging from working with comments and navigation menus to making your own WordPress theme from scratch.

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    Job Posting:
    QuinStreet, Inc Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Foster City, CA)
    September 15, 2008 @ 15:43:37

    Company QuinStreet
    Location Foster City, CA
    Title Sr. PHP Developer
    Summary

    Corporate Overview

    QuinStreet is a private, growing online direct marketing company headquartered in Foster City, California. Founded in 1999, the company currently employs over 500 professionals and boasts consistent profitability, making it one of the best-performing private companies in Silicon Valley. QuinStreet's Online Media Publishing Team produces high-quality online magazines and product showcases across a broad range of industries.

    Job Description

    We are looking for an exceptionally intelligent, talented and enthusiastic Senior Web Developer to drive development of the Publishing Team's suite of content-rich online properties. This position will work closely with the Web Producers and Technical Managers to innovate and create Web applications and widgets.

    The major responsibilities of the Senior PHP Developer will be:

    • Leading a team of Web developers to design, develop, and debug Web applications
    • Using creativity to innovate new products (widgets, wizards, tools, controls) to enhance Web user experience
    • Keeping up with new Internet standards and Web technologies (Web 2.0, AJAX, Ruby on Rails, etc.)

    Technical Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Expertise in working with PHP and MySQL
    • Proficiency with front-end scripting including: HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX
    • Familiarity with the CodeIgniter MVC for PHP a plus
    • Hands-on experience with web application architecture and relational database design
    • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM)
    • Exposure to other server-side scripting languages such as JSP, ASP, CFM
    • Exposure to object-oriented languages such as Java and Microsoft .NET
    • Familiarity with the LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
    • Knowledge of best practices for cross-platform, cross-browser compatibility
    • Professional experience building database-driven web applications and websites

    General Requirements

    • 3+ years professional web development experience
    • 1+ years managerial experience
    • CS or technical degree preferred
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
    • Strong presentation, communication, and collaboration skills, enabling knowledge share within team and across teams
    • Positive attitude and professionalism in the workplace
    • Unrestricted legal authorization to work directly for any company in the U.S.
    • A great sense of humor is always appreciated

    QuinStreet is an EEO Employer.

    resumes should be submitted to srestaino+qsjobs@gmail.com

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    AOL Developer Network:
    A Primer for OpenID with PHP
    September 12, 2008 @ 14:28:32

    On the AOL Developer Network Jack Herrignton has posted an introduction to OpenID and how you can use it in your PHP application.

    OpenID is another one of those "cool technologies you've never heard of" type of deals. OpenID is an open source initiative that provides a way for Web users to register their identity in one place and then use that identity anywhere on the Web that supports OpenID. [...] Before getting an OpenID, though, I should point out that it's not required that you run an OpenID provider to OpenID-enable your application. In fact, no special software or service is required in your Web application. The only requirement is that your Web server programming language be able to make HTTP requests of the OpenID provider, which is something all of them can do.

    Once you have your OpenID account set up, his simple script, making use of the ability that any version of PHP has to open URLs, can authenticate off of a remote OpenID service - that has the cURL extension compiled in.

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    Job Posting:
    Verve Internet Solutions Seeks Web Developer (Philadelphia, PA)
    September 05, 2008 @ 13:42:44

    Company Verve Internet Solutions
    Location Philadelphia, PA
    Title Web Developer (Full-Time or Contract)
    Summary

    Verve Internet Solutions (www.verveinternet.com) is a full-service Internet communications firm with a 12 year track record serving the needs of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. The firm is based in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, PA.

    In addition to producing sophisticated, robust websites, Verve Internet Solutions develops products designed to facilitate web content publishing, ecommerce, and group collaboration designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and schools. The Web Developer will be involved in web production, product development, technical support of Verve's products, and in the production of websites for nonprofit clients.

    This position requires working closely with and following guidelines and specifications provided by the company for quality web production, development and technical support. The opening is for immediate hire - we can hire on contract or offer full-time employment with benefits. Full-time salary is in the mid-tohigh $30s, based on experience. Work schedule is 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday on-site at our offices in Philadelphia, PA.

    Responsibilities:

    • Knowledgeable in the production of websites in varied structural layouts (HTML, advanced CSS structures, Drupal).
    • Preparing graphics for production from Adobe Photoshop templates.
    • Developing web forms and applications using PHP, Javascript and/or MySQL.
    • Consistently applying Verve's production processes and standards, and suggesting improvements to the Development/Production teams.
    • Bringing knowledge of other tools or technologies that may help in the production and/or development process.
    • Handling support requests via Verve's HelpDesk system, and dispatching requests to other personnel if necessary.

    Requirements:

    • College study in Computer Science, Web Design, or Information Systems.
    • Proficient in Cross-browser XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP. Knowledge of additional technologies such as Ajax and Ruby on Rails a plus.
    • Knowledgeable in software such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other web development tools.
    • Knowledge of optimization of graphics for the web.
    • Understanding of how to build effective site file structures for large-scale websites.
    • Working knowledge of best practices and industry-accepted web standards.
    • Extensive knowledge of common Internet protocols - ftp://, http://, etc. Comfort working in a Linux/Unix server environment a plus.
    • Familiarity with cross platform (IE, Firefox, Windows, Macintosh, etc.) issues; basic web server administration (Plesk a plus); user interface design principles; usability and accessibility issues.
    • Good verbal and written communications skills, previous experience with technical support a plus.
    • High attention to detail, and ability to work well independently with direction from others.
    • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector a plus.

    Application: Please send to hr@verveinternet.com:

    • Cover letter, highlighting your strengths and experience
    • Résumé listing your employment history
    • At least three different URLs of your work.

    Verve Internet Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Job Posting:
    FAST (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (St. Louis, MO)
    September 05, 2008 @ 08:22:24

    Company FAST (Recruiter)
    Location St. Louis, MO
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    This role is for a programming developer. The programming developer is responsible for developing software according to specification and standards for a packaged software application.

    Technical experience is required, and domain knowledge within the functional components is a plus.

    Software developer responsibilities include.

    • Perform programming activities to deliver software according to specification and standards.
    • Work with project manager and functional lead to ensure clarity of specification.
    • Perform software build activities to ensure compliance with standards and best practices for the software package.
    • Demonstrate ability to perform programming tasks.
    • Must be a self-starter; possess excellent communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work well under pressure.
    • Assist with the development of procedures and processes to improve operational efficiency.
    • Work in an environment that adheres to work plans/schedules and status reporting.
    • Work effectively with internal and external clients.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

    Education/ Work experience requirements:

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree.
    • Strong skills in web application components such as PHP, SOAP, Tomcat, Struts, JSP's, and MySQL.
    • Familiarity with object oriented programming techniques and common design patterns
    • Working knowledge of Linux is highly desirable
    • Experience with Web Services a plus
    • Demonstrate a strong track record as a programmer
    • 2+ years programming experience in web application environment
    • Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and solve issues.
    • Possess good judgment, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
    • Dependable, with excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and be flexible in a dynamic team environment.
    • Ability to multi-task meeting multiple deadlines

    Please email Katie Scheuermann at kscheu@fastsearch1.com

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    Job Posting:
    Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developers (Santa Clara, CA)
    September 02, 2008 @ 13:39:41

    Company Yahoo!
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

    In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

    How Big Can You Think?

    Yahoo! Audience Product Platforms is looking for engineers to build great new applications and enhance the capabilities of its existing applications. This engineer needs to be able to quickly learn/leverage multiple technologies, assess appropriateness and have the hands on get-go attitude to implement these solutions both individually and by working with other team-members.

    Required Knowledge:

    • BS in computer science (MS preferred)
    • 6+ years of experience
    • Fluency in a subset of C/C++, JAVA.
    • Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming.
    • Strong debugging skills and the ability to optimize code for speed.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Knowledge:

    • Prior technical leadership of significant projects through product life cycle is desirable.
    • Previous experience with web server technologies and knowledge of databases.
    • Experience in PHP, PERL and shell scripting would be highly preferred.

    PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AT YAHOO BOOTH AT THE PHP CONFERENCE Sept 15-18

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

    Please send resumes to Shawn Cartwright, Shawncar@yahoo-inc.com

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    Job Posting:
    Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
    August 29, 2008 @ 11:11:27

    Company Yahoo!
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

    In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

    How Big Can You Think?
    Yahoo! Travel is the leading travel research property on the Internet, with an interesting suite of research, comparison and planning products including Travel Guides, FareChase, and Trip Planner. If you are intrigued by the challenge of building highly scalable and reliable software in a dynamic team environment, and you are excited by the thought that millions will see your work every day, this job is for you!

    Required Knowledge:

  • BS in computer science (MS/Ph.D. preferred)
  • Fluency in a C-style language (Java, C/C++, C#) is a must.
  • Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming.
  • Strong debugging skills and the ability to optimize code for speed.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Knowledge:

    • Previous experience with web server technologies and knowledge of databases
    • Keep up-to-date with competing Web 2.0 technologies.
    • Experience in PHP, PERL and shell scripting would be highly preferred.

    PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AT YAHOO BOOTH AT THE PHP CONFERENCE Sept 15-18

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com

    Send resumes to Shawn Cartwright Shawncar@yahoo-inc.com

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    Job Posting:
    CNet Networks Seeks Senior Software Developers (San Francisco, CA)
    August 27, 2008 @ 12:07:01

    Via Terry Chay's blog:

    Company CNet Networks
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title Senior Software Engineer
    Summary

    The CNET Networks Games, Entertainment and Lifestyles division--including GameSpot.com, TV.com, MP3.com and Chow.com--is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to play a key role within our development team. Responsibilities will extend to any of the applications associated with division's initiatives. Real world experience and expertise with Linux, PHP, and MySQL are an absolute must, but a deep understanding of all web technologies from a technical and product perspective is also very important.

    The applicant must have a passion for providing a great user experience rather than just looking for technical challenges. You will be working with a group of people that are all Gamers, Musicians, Couch Potatoes and/or Film Buffs that are very passionate about the information our sites provide and understand what the user wants to see. We are very focused on getting the user what he wants as fast as possible. A passion for Games, Music, TV, Movies and all things in the entertainment world is a must!

    Must Have:

    • Expert PHP skills, bonus for RoR
    • 5-7 years of real world experience engineering web solutions for LAMP stacks
    • Strong relational DB knowledge (table optimization, query optimization)
    • Ability to prioritize and lead multiple simultaneous projects effectively
    • Excellent understanding of OO software engineering concepts
    • Ability to architect solid, scalable, extensible solutions for SE needs
    • Excited by working on high-level design and architecture
    • Comfortable mentoring junior engineers
    • Experience with formal release processes
    • Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills

    Additional Information:

    Percent Travel: No Travel
    Professional/College: Professional
    Brands MP3.com, CHOW, GameSpot, TV.com
    Expertise: Information Technology - Software Engineer, Information Technology - ALL
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: CA-San Francisco
    Preferred Language: English

    For more information see this job description on the CNet site.

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    Job Posting:
    Ning Seeks Application Developer (Palo Alto, CA)
    August 25, 2008 @ 16:27:10

    Company Ning
    Location Palo Alto, CA
    Title Application Developer
    Summary

    Overview

    Our Application Developer group is a small, flat organization populated with people who are passionate about creating beautiful software used by millions of people in their daily lives. We use PHP and Javascript on top of the Ning Platform REST APIs to deliver an extremely friendly and infinitely customizable experience to Network Creators on Ning.

    Responsibilities

    • Play a key role in designing and executing new features on Ning's "killer app" - Your Own Social Network for Anything. Projects may include work on photo sharing, video sharing, discussions, blogging, events, OpenSocial applications, and wikis features as well as new features entirely.
    • Work in rapid 2-4 week development cycles.
    • Collaborate closely with design and product management to ensure that the feature achieves the goals laid out for it.

    Qualifications

    • BS/MS in CS or equivalent experience.
    • Experience with PHP, AJAX, and HTML/CSS.
    • Java or C++ or object oriented design experience.
    • Experience programming scalable web applications.
    • Knowledge of web services, and agile development methodologies desired.
    • Know your way around Flash.
    • Curiosity. You've created a social network on Ning. You dive into a bit more detail and are struck by the Ning Content Store and why we chose that architecture. You have lots of technical questions for us.

    Please send your resume to yoonie@ning.com

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    Job Posting:
    RJ Byrd (Recruiter) Seeks Jr. PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    August 25, 2008 @ 08:41:36

    Company RJ Byrd (Recruiter)
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title Jr. PHP Developer
    Summary

    DESCRIPTION

    The ideal candidate is creative, very strong software and database designer with strong OOD skills, can work independently, has good communications skills and can brainstorm with the team on new ideas. He/she works well in a fast paced environment and deals professionally with both teammates and clients in order to meet business and technical demands. Some of the responsibilities will include:

    • Develop new solutions using industry standard technologies (specifically HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL).
    • Provide input on web platform design and configuration to maximize application performance.
    • Suggest code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.
    • Demonstrate strong understanding of web application architecture and OO technology as implemented in a LAMP environment.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2+ years of hands-on PHP with strong web application development experience.
    • 2+ years of experience with MySQL, HTML and Javascript.
    • 1+ years of experience with XML and Linux.
    • Experience with Apache, Subversion and CVS is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to work very well under pressure and keep abreast of current technology.
    • Excellent project management and multitasking capabilities.
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with little supervision.
    • Bachelors Degree or more advanced degree in Computer Science.

    COMPENSATION
    $50-70K + other incentives

    For more information or to submit your resume contact Adam Kennedy at AKennedy [at] RJByrd [dot] com

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    Job Posting:
    Javaground USA, Inc. Seeks PHP Developer (Irvine, CA)
    August 22, 2008 @ 12:58:35

    Company Javaground USA, Inc.
    Location Irvine, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Quaifications:

    • 2+ Years Solid PHP Development
    • Experience with high traffic web design and deployment.
    • Experience with deployment of new software release to live servers.
    • Database programming design and programming experience.
    • Experience with web application optimization techniques and implementation,
    • Experience with web page design and layout.
    • Ability to design new implementations as well as maintain and enhance existing code.
    • Able to work both is a team and as a solo developer.
    • Knowledge of versioned software development best practices.
    • Strong documentation skills.
    • Proficiency in XHTML, CSS and Javascript.
    • Knowledge of XHTML standards and validation.
    • Knowledge ofbrowser compatibility issues.
    • Good understanding and ability to create and use Linux environment tools and scripting.
    • Comfortable working in a rapid development and mission critical environment.
    • Zend experience a big plus.

    SKILLS:

    • PHP,
    • Linux,
    • MySql,
    • Apache,
    • Model View Controller

    OTHER CAPABILITIES:

    This position requires the ability to function successfully in both team and independent work environments.
    Candidate must be self-motivated and comfortable working in an energetic startup environment.

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

    Javaground is an innovative startup in the mobile video game industry, headquartered in Southern California with a studio in Italy. The company offers a best of breed suite of tools to significantly accelerate and enhance the development from conception to final testing of an application. The software development and porting solution we have created is the best available in the industry. Javaground also develops and ports mobile video games for leading customers around the world. Javaground addresses an ever growing critical industry need, enabling developers, publishers and aggregators to cost effectively develop high-quality games for the J2ME and BREW platform.

    COMPENSATION:

    Salary determined on experience. Medical, dental and vision benefits. Generous stock option plan.
    PLEASE EMAIL RESUMES TO CHERYL@JAVAGROUND.COM

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    Job Posting:
    HSW International Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Atlanta, GA)
    August 20, 2008 @ 16:12:16

    Company HSW International
    Location Atlanta, GA
    Title Sr. PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Sr. PHP Developer will be responsible for the continued development of our proprietary content management system. This is a results oriented role in a growing international company reporting into the Platform Architect. This individual will be heavily involved in our architecture strategy as well as new development efforts. All work will be executed professionally and with quality results.

    Required Skills:

    • 4-6 years of solid experience in PHP/XML/Javascript/MySQL/Apache
    • Good working knowledge and previous development using the Zend framework or similar MVC and OOP experience
    • Must have experience in developing in a Load Balanced Distributed Web environment
    • Experience with Unix/Linux file systems and structures
    • Experience with dynamic page generation and management
    • Experience with implementing various 3rd party API's and Web Services
    • Experience with Social Networking development and concepts
    • Previous experience with Lucene
    • Previous experience with Content Managment Systems (i.e. Drupal, Mambo, Joomla, etc)

    Ideal Candidate will Posses:

    • Software engineering best practices, including code reviews, proper source code control and use of defect tracking
    • Excellent personal time management, experience in estimating and sizing of development tasks, and a track record for meeting deadlines
    • Ability to conduct research into system issues and products as required
    • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
    • Must be Customer Service oriented
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment
    • Very motivated and self-directed, with good attention to detail

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with Java/C++
    • Experience with Web Analytics
    • Experience with Akamai
    • Experience with OpenX

    Benefits:

    • 401K,
    • Health/Dental/Life Insurance,
    • Paid Vacation,
    • Casual Dress,
    • Paid Parking,
    • Startup-Environment

    Contact Andre Durnell (at Spartan Resources) at andre [at] spartanresources [dot] net woith your resume or for more information on the position.

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    Job Posting:
    RedVentures Seeks LAMP Developer (Charlotte, NC)
    August 19, 2008 @ 16:14:43

    Company RedVentures
    Location Charlotte, NC
    Title LAMP Developer
    Summary

    What we do: Red Ventures acquires customers for industry leading brands, such as DirecTV, Sirius Satellite Radio, and ADT Home Security, through a myriad of direct marketing channels. We combine analytical marketers, a superior web and sales infrastructure, with a robust technology and reporting platform. Red Ventures' success has recently been recognized by Inc Magazine with the #4 ranking on their Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US!

    Our Culture: Red Ventures offers a high energy but easy going work environment with perks such as: large working area (hexigonal cubes) with a 24" widescreen monitor and 2-19" monitors with a desktop linux and laptop windows development environment; a casual dress code (shorts, t-shirts), free gourmet coffee, company sponsored IT lunch and learn every Wednesday. We also have a large team of highly competent web developers who love to banter with each other and learn from each other. Red Ventures also has a charitable business called Lives Linked which is using our marketing and technology expertise to create an industry leading child sponsorship system and education platform. This outreach is supported by our technical and non-technical employees using some work time and some personal time to help organizations around the world to better use technology to support and sponsor needy children around the world.

    Due to our growth and new business launches we are currently seeking an experienced LAMP developer to join our team. Selected individuals will become part of a team dedicated to the development and design of flexible and scalable web applications. This is the perfect opportunity for LAMP developers looking to play a key role in creating enabling technology for a successful online and offline marketing company.

    WHAT YOU WOULD GET TO DO AS A LAMP DEVELOPER WITH RED VENTURES:

    • Provide PHP programming and functionality for a wide variety of consumer related websites, intranets, extranets, and web-based applications
    • Be challenged on a daily basis to solve problems in new and creative ways
    • Design, evaluate, update, and maintain object oriented applications in PHP
    • Share your opinions and insights with business leaders on a daily basis in order to affect rapid decision cycles and effective solutions to business requirements
    • Translate vague business requirements into tangible and accurate technical requirements as well as anticipate future requirements within the design of new systems

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT RED VENTURES:

    • Bachelors degree in Information Sciences or similar field
    • 5+ years of solid PHP and MySQL development
    • Strong working knowledge of HTML, DHTML/CSS and Javascript
    • The ability to translate business requirements into system design
    • Successful track record of working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
    • Exceptional debugging skills and the ability to easily and quickly read and modify existing code

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Sense of humor
    • Work hard play hard mentality
    • Inquisitive mind
    • Willingness to embrace change
    • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Desire to roll up your sleeves and dig into the work!

    You can get more information on the company and the position on their website.

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    Job Posting:
    Tubefilter Seeks Lead Developer / PHP Ninja (Los Angeles, CA)
    August 18, 2008 @ 08:43:11

    Company Tubefilter
    Location Los Angeles, CA
    Title Lead Developer / PHP Ninja
    Summary

    Us:
    We're Tubefilter, a Los Angeles based startup in the IPTV space. We're building something '" but we can't tell you what it is unless you apply. So send us your resume already.

    You:
    Ninja Coder

    Your Primary Skills:
    PHP, MySQL, Ninja like ability to build and deploy awesome applications online

    Your Secondary Skills/Interests/Passing Familiarities:

    • (a mix of some of the following would be nice, with stuff at the
    • beginning of the list being most important)
    • Python/Django, Ruby on Rails, front-end development, Information
    • architecture, wire-framing, mobile platform development, C/C++

    Absolutely Required Knowledge:

      Expert in PHP and MySQL Databases
    • LAMP Platform Expert
    • Subversion (SVN)
    • Expert in HTTP, SSL, DNS, TCP/IP, XML, JSON, and RSS
    • Experience building and deploying on Facebook, MySpace, and OpenSocial platforms
    • Experience building Internet-scale distributed server systems and delivering them into a 24Ã-7, high-availability production environment.
    • Experience in Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design and Programming, Software Development life cycle process and procedures.

    Not required but a bonus: Passion for server administration

    We don't care about school. Your technical ability and experience is all that counts around here.

    Must:

    • Like to SCRUM.
    • Be curious.
    • Love the startup environment.
    • Code elegantly.
    • Work well in a team environment.
    • Be capable of working independently on dev but work together with rest of team on overall strategy and features.
    • Like waffles (we make them together every morning) and Wii.

    What you should send us:
    Links to web apps you have built (and your CV). If you don't have any, send us your resume and a good idea of why you will help us build a web application. Send us a list of the blogs you read, your top three favorite web shows, and some links that demonstrate your social media footprint.

    Salary Range: Negotiable, based on experience.
    Permits: GreenCard or other US Work permit needed

    For more info contact jobs@tubefilter.tv

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    Emran Hasan's Blog:
    Beware of the so called "Senior PHP Developers"
    August 18, 2008 @ 07:55:09

    Emran Hasan has a recommendation for those looking to hire on a "senior PHP developer" - beware.

    With the rise of PHP developer as career, many are trying to get their share in the pie. Lately I've met a number of developers who have worked for more than one/two years in developing PHP applications in various companies and they consider themselves as "senior" developers.

    Key things to keep an eye out for are the "more talk, less code" they tend to do and the lack of dedication to the tasks at hand. These bad developers then follow up with the typical blame to the junior developers, noting that it was them being difficult that caused all of the "real" problems.

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    Job Posting:
    Schematic Seeks PHP Developers (New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA)
    August 12, 2008 @ 15:30:14

    Company Schematic
    Location New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA
    Title PHP Developers
    Summary

    Schematic, one of the nation's leading interactive agencies, is seeking PHP developers (all levels) to join our Open Source Platforms Group in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Atlanta, GA.

    Schematic provides both design and technology solutions for a variety of platforms including the PC, mobile and television. Our mission is to create simple yet powerful solutions to our clients' business challenges. Some of our clients include Dell, Target, Disney, Nokia, Comcast, Intel, MTV, and Motorola. You can read more about our company at http://www.schematic.com/.

    Requirements:

    • 3+ years of solid software development experience using PHP
    • 1+ years experience with object-oriented programming and PHP 5
    • Experience writing and optimizing SQL queries for MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL
    • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
    • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

    Pluses:

    • Use of source code management tools, such as Subversion
    • Experience implementing common security practices
    • Zend Framework 1.0+
    • Model-View-Controller design and implementation
    • Data modeling
    • Database stored procedures, functions (Oracle PL/SQL, MySQL functions, etc.)
    • Design and/or maintenance of highly-trafficked applications
    • Unit testing practices
    • UML diagramming
    • Integrating with third-party vendors
    • Release management and deployment
    • Knowledge of systems administration and design

    For consideration, please forward your resume to ospgjobs@schematic.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Dynamic Logic Seeks Sr. PHP Developer (New York, NY)
    August 11, 2008 @ 12:58:46

    Company Dynamic Logic
    Location New York, NY
    Title Sr. PHP Developer
    Summary

    Dynamic Logic, a Millward Brown Company, a leader in market research, is seeking a senior software developer in the NYC office, to join a strong team of talented software developers working on a variety of projects including challenging Database applications and sophisticated web tracking algorithms.

    Requirements:

    • 2+ years of JavaScript (DOM, closures, variable scope, browser compatibility)
    • 2+ years PHP, Apache, and Linux development
    • Has a good understanding of HTML/XHTML and CSS including cross-browser issues.
    • Is comfortable working in a Unix/Linux command-line environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Solid knowledge of SQL and database concepts. (Oracle is a plus)
    • Experience with Flash/ActionScript development.
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with little supervision.
    • BA/BS or more advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field

    Salary depends on experience. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as paid vacation and 401k.

    Submit resume to ronit@dynamiclogic.com

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    Job Posting:
    Austin Lloyd Marketing Seeks PHP Web Developer (Fort Worth, TX)
    August 08, 2008 @ 12:52:28

    Company Austin Lloyd Marketing
    Location Fort Worth, TX
    Title PHP Web Developer
    Summary

    Business is on FIRE!!!

    We are small but quickly growing Web Development company in Fort Worth, Texas. We've been in business since 1999 and we are experiencing the largest surge in sales that we've ever had. Come talk to us today! You'll want to join our team and stay with us the rest of your life!

    We operate and program in a total LAMP environment. We currently have many varied types of projects, but currently need an expert in shopping carts and developing custom modifications for them.

    • 2+ years Web Development and Web Application experience.
    • Full Time Position Applicants Only - No free lance, contract workers, companies need apply.
    • Experience doing programming work for the web with portfolio examples.
    • Must be able to plan and develop enterprise level web applications from concept through completion.
    • Possess the ability to multi-task and succeed in fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Proficient in PHP 5 (Object Oriented).
    • Proficient in MySQL.
    • Ability to code in MVC and other design patterns.
    • Good at writing advanced MySQL queries including multiple JOINs
    • Practice good programing standards
    • Experience with version control (SVN)
    • Familiar with working in a development / staging / production environments
    • JavaScript / AJAX
    • Ability to design normalized database schema's

    Collaborate with team members to generate innovative solutions for clients.

    Knowledge of Javascript/AJAX is a Plus!
    Knowledge in HTML & CSS is a Plus!

    Here's what your going to get from us:

    • A comfortable, fun environment to work in with many opportunites for rapid advancement.
    • 9 to 5, Monday through Friday work hours.
    • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick/personal days.

    In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your resume via email, no phone calls will be accepted. You MUST include examples of your work as well as your salary requirements. We are an EOE. This is a full time salaried position depending on experience. Sorry, We WILL NOT consider telecommuters or outsourcing to other companies.

    Salary/Wage: 50,000.00 - 65,000.00 USD DOE

    Submit resume to ngardner@austinlloydmarketing.com

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    Job Posting:
    Maxsys Solutions (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    August 07, 2008 @ 13:48:39

    Company Maxsys Solutions (Recruiter)
    Location Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Maxsys Solutions has partnered with a leading Human Resources software provider headquartered in Dallas, TX for a PHP Developer. The client company is a three time Inc 500 winner, the 8th fastest growing technology company in Texas and is in the process to become a publicly traded company. The company has been selected to be the technology provider for Monster's new Talent Management Suite.

    About the Position

    • Develop new features for existing solutions using PHP and HTML based on design specifications and customer requirements that connect to a fully normalized MySQL database.
    • Implement and support existing applications using the technologies mentioned above.
    • Recommend code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.

    Requirements

    • 2+ years of hands-on web application experience in a LAMP environment.
    • 2+ years of experience with HTML.
    • Suggest code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.
    • Experience with Object Oriented development.
    • Knowledge of Linux.

      Compensation: 55-75k

      Interested applicants contact Brandy Tatum (Maxsys Solutions) either by email (brandy [at] maxsyssolutions [dot] com) or via phone - 972-392-4900 or 866-799-4949.

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    Job Posting:
    Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
    August 06, 2008 @ 12:02:44

    Company Yahoo!
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

    In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

    How Big Can You Think?

    Would you like to touch the lives of millions of people, while working in a technically challenging environment? If yes, then here is your chance! We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated PHP Developer to join the Search engineering team. The environment is fast-paced with user-centered, iterative design and development cycles.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with user experience designers, product managers, and other engineers in a development environment that is highly collaborative.
    • Build new features and enhancements for Yahoo! web search.
    • Responsible for developing production-level code as well as proof-of-concepts and prototypes.

    Minimum Job Qualifications:

    • Strong background in web application development using PHP
    • Well versed in code optimization and software design principles
    • Experience working in a Unix environment.
    • Familiarity with web servers like Apache
    • Excellent collaborative interpersonal communication and team interaction skills.

    Preferable Job Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with broad spectrum of Web 2.0 technologies: DHTML, Ajax/JavaScript, XML, JSON & web services API.
    • Interest in latest trends and emerging technologies on the web.
    • Familiarity with YUI

    Interested applicants should submit their resume to Shawn Cartwright at shawncar [at] yahoo-inc [dot] com.

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Digital Intelligence Systems Seeks PHP Developer (Chicago, IL)
    August 05, 2008 @ 14:35:48

    Company DISYS (Digital Intelligence Systems)
    Location Chicago, IL
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Our client has an exciting contract opportunity (6 months / possible to go perm) for a PHP Developer to join their highly successful group. They are the leading online ordering software and service provider for the restaurant industry.

    Responsibilities:

    • You should be prepared to be flexible and help out in several cross-functional areas.
    • At least 2 years experience web programming with PHP and MySQL using object oriented design and database abstraction. Additional experience using other programming languages is a plus.

    Qualifications:

    • Intermediate to senior level PHP 5 experience.
    • Intermediate MySQL experience.
    • Experienced using AJAX/JavaScript Libraries (e.g. dojo, script.aculo.us, etc.)
    • Excellent HTML/XHTML/CSS/ skills.
    • Experience with OO design and MVC development.
    • Excellent communications skills.

    Nice to have skills/experience:

    • Experienced with Subversion, CodeIgniter Framework and Prototype library.
    • Experience with XML system transactions.
    • Experience in online commerce application development
    • Experience with high-volume transactional processing in a secure environment

    Submit resumes to David Teran for consideration - david.teran@DISYS.com

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    Job Posting:
    Unique Media Seeks Web Developer/Programmer (Bristol, England)
    August 05, 2008 @ 11:12:08

    Company Unique Media
    Location Bristol, England
    Title Web Developer / Programmer
    Summary

    We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and motivated developer to join a small, dynamic technical team developing reliable cutting-edge CMS, database and hosting services.

    Unique Media and its sister company unique-media.tv are leading providers of interactive and streaming solutions throughout Europe. The position would be based at our HQ in Wick and include foreign travel to provide support with live webcast events. We require a talented developer to work with a broad range of technologies and platforms. This position offers the right candidate a significant long-term opportunity to benefit from the strong growth the company is experiencing, whilst still offering interesting and technically challenging work.

    Your primary responsibilities will include the ongoing development and support of hosted websites and applications on the Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP/Windows environment.

    Reliability, a keen eye for detail, the ability to produce an exceptional standard of code and a practical understanding of the end-user's interaction with a system is essential in this role.

    You must be able to demonstrate that you have the following skills as a minimum...

    • PHP and MySQL (4 years)
    • JavaScript / XHTML / CSS (4 years)
    • Linux / Apache (2 years)

    Skills in the following areas are highly desirable...

    • Flash / ActionScript
    • Flash Media Server (Communication Server)
    • IIS / .NET / VB
    • XML / XSLT
    • Sendmail

    This role will suit someone who is looking to develop their career in this industry.

    Please submit your CV to jobs@unique-media.com

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    Job Posting:
    Keen Consulting (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
    August 01, 2008 @ 14:35:22

    Company Keen Consulting (Recruiter)
    Location Toronto, Ontario
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    Our client has an exciting contract opportunity for a PHP Developer to join their highly successful and growing Interactive Group. Their high end flash games and animated characters have made their web site the fastest growing children's entertainment site on the internet.

    Responsibilities:

    • Administer Linux Server Environment.
    • Manage MySQL and Oracle databases, optimize data loading techniques, and provide data modeling expertise is a plus.
    • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
    • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
    • Ensure high level of server and network security.
    • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.

    Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 3 years experience administrating and troubleshooting Linux Servers, with the proven ability to maintain a high level of server and network security standards.
    • Extensive experience with MySQL and Oracle databases including data manipulation and data modeling.
    • Expert Object Oriented PHP programming and SQL programming.
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
    • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
    • Familiarity with UML modeling and Macromedia Flash a plus.
    • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

    If you are interested please forward your resume to Aaron Harris at Keen Consulting at aharris@keenconsulting.ca.

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    Ian Christian's Blog:
    Should you learn a framework?
    August 01, 2008 @ 12:57:12

    With more and more frameworks popping up every day in the PHP community, it's important to ask yourself one question - should I learn a framework? Ian Christian tries to answer that question in a recent post to his blog.

    With other programming languages designed for the web, there's typically a framework that works hand in hand. [...] I imagine people will always write from the ground up with PHP, some people do it to learn, some I suspect think there's nothing out there that can do what they want, where as others perhaps do it just to prove themselves, or to gain fame. Good luck to them all, some of them are probably going to do a good job, but alas - I imagine most are wasting their time.

    He breaks his opinions out into two sides of the argument - the business issues and the developer side, each with their own plusses and minuses. Overall, though, he definitely suggests learning some kind of framework, even if you don't end up working with it - it's just good experience.

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    Zend Developer Zone:
    Book Review Zend Studio for Eclipse
    July 30, 2008 @ 15:29:54

    The Zend Developer Zone has a new post today, a book review of the Sams Publishing book "Zend Studio for Eclipse Developer's Guide" (by Peter MacIntyre and Iam Morse).

    My buddy Pete MacIntyre has been after me to review his book for some time now and honest Pete, it's been sitting on my desk since it arrived patiently awaiting my attention. So last night I broke down and went through it. I'll have to say I was impressed with what I saw.

    He (the reviewer, Cal) notes that, while the book comes in at about 180 pages - light for a tech book these days - to still gives a great overview of the technology for those already familiar with the Eclipse setup.

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    Job Posting:
    PoR, Inc Seeks PHP/MySQL Developer (Telecommute)
    July 30, 2008 @ 13:41:37

    Company PoR, Inc.
    Location Telecommute (company in Denver, Colorado)
    Title PHP/MySQL developer
    Summary

    We are an established, energetic SaaS software company serving some of the biggest names in technology today. We seeking a full-time PHP/MySQL developer to join our development team. Primary responsibilities include troubleshooting our core framework and application, modifying database schema and managing data sets, feature development and client support (there is no direct client contact).

    We mainly work with object-oriented PHP, MySQL and Javascript in a LAMP environment, but we also do a lot of interesting work with XML, SOAP, Flash/embedded media, SMTP and UI design. The person we are looking for:

    • Has a strong desire to master all aspects of their profession.
    • Has excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail.
    • Is an organized self-starter with a demonstrable ability to take initiative.
    • Has a good understanding of object-oriented PHP development using a MySQL back-end (PHP5/MySQL5) and the PHP language itself as well as familiarity the MVC model.
    • Has a good understanding of Javascript and DOM manipulation including cross-browser compatibility issues.
    • Has a good understanding of XML, HTML and CSS including cross-browser issues.
    • Is comfortable working in a Unix/Linux command-line environment.
    • Has experience with a source control system such as CVS or Subversion.
    • Has basic Unix/Linux+Apache server administration knowledge.
    • Is very confident in their ability to work successfully on a large, complex project.

    Other helpful skills are:

    • Previous experience it a telecommuting position.
    • Proficiency manipulating complex data using Microsoft Excel (formulas, macros, etc.).
    • Experience with Flash/ActionScript development.
    • Understanding of Ajax/XML_HTTP_REQUEST communication.
    • RedHat Linux server administration knowledge (Postfix/Dovecot, SSH/SFTP, networking, user management, software installation) would be a great bonus.
    • Experience using a PHP template engine.
    • Experience using the Zend framework.
    • Experience using PHPDocumentor.
    • Experience using PHPUnit or other testing frameworks.
    • Experience with Salesforce.com custom application development.

    If you are interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter in a Microsoft Word compatible format, as well as some code samples demonstrating your knowledge of PHP development concepts such as object-oriented development, SQL development, using programming concepts to simplify complex problems, use of code documentation/comments, exception handling, SQL injection protection, input validation, etc. (we don't expect code samples to cover all of these examples but they should show a clear understanding of the issues involved with web-software development). Also, please include a written explanation of your code and how it should work.

    * If you do not have any code to submit that is not covered by an NDA or other confidentiality agreement please include that information with your resume and we can provide you a small set of requiremnts for a simple program you can write instead.
    ** This is a full-time salaried position, we will not respond to contractors or staffing firms.
    *** This is a telecommuting position, you must be self-motivated and able to work productively without supervision.

    Contact: Please send cover-letter, resume and code samples to our Human Resources department (hr@referencestor.com)

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    Job Posting:
    East 13 Seeks PHP Developer (Los Angeles, CA)
    July 29, 2008 @ 09:38:17

    Company East 13
    Location Los Angeles, CA
    Title PHP Developer Rock star
    Summary

    This position is responsible for the development and troubleshooting for the e-commerce website.

    This person will work closely with sales, marketing, finance, engineering, and other IT personnel to assess business need. Also incumbent will develop business use cases, functional requirements and technical requirements. This analysis will support the implementation and deployment of this new business functionality through the software development lifecycle. This position requires a highly motivated individual who is comfortable with rapid changes in direction. The successful candidate will be customer oriented, results driven (i.e. solutions oriented) and passionate about delivering innovative quality services to our customers.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with sales manager and CEO to deliver improvements to their www site. This includes working with IT and functional leads on researching solutions, investigating capabilities, developing requirements, use cases and delivering system implementation
    • Work with sales team to ensure efficient development processes are being followed and are on schedule.
    • Ensure applications are designed to support instrumentation objectives, rapid enhancement objectives and will provide superior user experiences
    • Assist with the improvement and practice of a development methodology to consistently enhance and predictably deliver product to customers

    Qualifications:

    • 3-4+ years experience developing commercial software in a rapid/agile environment through several complete development cycles from specifications to software delivery following a proper software development lifecycle, also producing required documentation and providing production support
    • 3+ years experience implementing mission critical internet based application systems implementing best practices for software code development, re-use, and componentization
    • 3+ years experience with relational databases (SQL & PHP)
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Passionate orientation and attention to detail
    • Strong Knowledge of internet technologies and languages (PHP & SQL) and large website experience with an understanding of scaling issues.
    • BA/BS or equivalent in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field

    * MUST have awesome, relevant & recent PHP & SQL and E-Commerce experience!

    Please email resume to: meena@east13.com
    No Recruiters or Staffing Firms please. Incumbent must live in LA. Thanks!

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    Job Posting:
    Bronto Seeks PHP Developer (Durham, NC)
    July 24, 2008 @ 15:23:33

    Company Bronto
    Location Durham, NC
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Are you a hardcore PHP developer who loves to solve big problems in a fast-paced and agile team?

    Bronto Software, a leader in the competitive world of online interactive marketing, is seeking a well-rounded PHP Developer to assist in the development of our web applications.

    The PHP Developer must have experience in developing robust applications in a SAAS (Software as a Solution) model. You will be responsible for developing on a wide range of systems using a broad range of technologies, improving and extending existing code base, develop code appropriate for a high availability/reliability/scalability environment. Knowledge of the Internet marketing software industry and Bronto's business, products, and clients a big plus.

    Bronto offers a vibrant, open work environment and provides perks that include; a casual dress code (shorts, t-shirts), free snacks and drinks, tickets to the Durham Bulls, and a company sponsored lunch and learn every Thursday. In addition, Bronto has a very active Community Service Committee which sponsors several local charities. All Brontos are given 8 hrs per year to volunteer at one of these charities during work hours. The Social Committee is currently busy planning our next Bronto event - past events have included Bronto Birthday Picnic and wiffleball game, speed connect-4 tournament and the annual game of Assassin.

    For more insight into Bronto's unique culture please check out the following links:

    Bronto is expanding our client list which includes; Trek Bikes, iFilm, Johnson & Johnson, Lending Tree and JP Morgan Chase and we are seeking to increase the functionality of our application as well. The Software Engineer will have a direct impact on this growth.

    If you have the technical expertise and the self-motivation required, we would love to hear from you.

    Requirements include:

    • BS degree in computer science, software engineering, or related field
    • Experience developing software with PHP/MySQL (other languages a plus)
    • You live and breathe acronyms like OOP, MVC, and OMGWTFBBQLOL!!1!2!
    • Experience developing in a Linux/Unix environment
    • Experience working with source control like SVN, Git, or Mercurial
    • Ability to write code that kicks butt and takes names
    • Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship

    For more information or to submit your resume, contact Stacy Lyons at stacy [at] bronto [dot] com or apply online at http://bronto.com/careers

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    Job Posting:
    RJ Byrd (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    July 24, 2008 @ 14:32:24

    Company RJ Byrd (Recruiter)
    Location (North) Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Description

    The ideal candidate is creative, very strong software and database designer with strong OOD skills, can work independently, has good communications skills and can brainstorm with the team on new ideas. He/she works well in a fast paced environment and deals professionally with both teammates and clients in order to meet business and technical demands. Some of the responsibilities will include:

    • Develop new solutions using industry standard technologies (specifically HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL).
    • Provide input on web platform design and configuration to maximize application performance.
    • Suggest code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.
    • Demonstrate strong understanding of web application architecture and OO technology as implemented in a LAMP environment.

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of hands-on PHP with strong web application development experience.
    • 2+ years of experience with MySQL, HTML and Javascript.
    • 1+ years of experience with XML and Linux.
    • Experience with Apache, Subversion and CVS is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to work very well under pressure and keep abreast of current technology.
    • Excellent project management and multitasking capabilities.
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with little supervision.
    • Bachelors Degree or more advanced degree in Computer Science.

    Compensation
    $50-70K + other incentives (full time, direct hire)

    Contact
    Tait Lifto, Information Technology Recruiting Manager
    214.265.6580 Direct
    TLifto@RJByrd.com
    www.RJByrd.com

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    Job Posting:
    WHI Solutions Seeks E-Commerce Lead PHP Developer (Valencia, CA)
    July 23, 2008 @ 13:47:59

    Company WHI Solutions
    Location Valencia, CA
    Title E-Commerce Lead PHP Developer
    Summary

    Company:
    WHI Solutions is one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America according to Deloitte & Touche. This incredible growth is being driven by our award winning On-Demand eBusiness and Data solutions for the Automotive Industry. WHI's award winning Nexpart suite of business management software maximizes distribution efficiency for manufacturers, distributors and their customers.

    Are you interested in being an important part of a fast paced, fun and innovative business? Do you enjoy being challenged and delivering results? Then opportunity is knocking, answer the door!

    Job Description:
    We are looking for an individual to lead a development team in one of our product groups in the companies fast growing and mission critical E-Commerce development initiatives. This person must be capable of providing technical leadership to a team of 3 or more developers using best practices in application development and systems engineering. This individual must have excellent application design, programming, and testing skills that will be required to make enhancements to our web-based E-commerce Systems. This candidate will work with applications that span the entire supply chain from end user to OEM manufacturers.

    Skills Requirement:

    • Experience developing web-based applications software, preferably with experience in the distribution, retail, or supply chain management. Automotive background a plus.
    • Must have 5+ years experience with the following
      • PHP
      • MS SQL and Stored Procedures,
      • HTML, CSS and JavaScript
      • XML
      • Visual SourceSafe
    • Building High Availability, High Web Traffic applications
    • Any of the following a plus;
      • VB, C, C++ and .NET
      • Java
      • Sybase, MYSQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL
      • Shell scripting, Perl or Expect
      • Experience developing automotive applications

    The ideal candidate must have excellent analytical and organizational skills and be a self starter and able to work on projects as part of a team or independently. Good customer facing skills and presentation skills are a huge plus.

    Education:

    B/S Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
    PMI Certification (Preferred)

    Company Benefits and Perks:

    In addition to paid vacation and paid time off (PTO), medical, dental, life insurance and flexible spending accounts (FSA) our benefits include a 401(k) plan, long term disability benefits and a flexible work schedule. Compensation is competitive.

    Please visit our website at www.whisolutions.com for more information about the company's products and services.

    Please send you resume as an attached WORD document and include salary history to Ptrecruiting@whisolutions.com.

    No relocation package will be offered for this position, local candidates only please. Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States

    WHI Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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    Job Posting:
    Zynga Seeks PHP Developer (Los Gatos & San Francisco, CA)
    July 22, 2008 @ 08:43:53

    Company Zynga
    Location Los Gatos and San Francisco, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Zynga (www.zynga.com) is the #1 social gaming company on the web and was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games to provide a more fun, competitive, and contagious experience.

    Recently well funded ($10M series-A) by top tier investors and industry legends who pioneered new technologies and created new markets on the web, the founding team has an excellent track record founding and building companies such as: Tribe.net, SupportSoft, Freeloader, eUniverse, Houseglue, and Coremetrics!!

    Zynga is based in San Francisco's Potrero Hill in a super dynamic environment and fun space and also has an office in Los Gatos, CA (other end of the valley). If you are a serious game or web developer/software engineer, this is one ground floor startup opportunity you don't want to miss.

    The Job

    Zynga PHP Developers are passionate developers who believe in building viral, consumer games and applications faster, smarter and better than everybody else. Multiple positions are available.

    Candidate Requirements:

    • 3+ years of solid software development experience
    • Expertise in PHP
    • Expertise in JavaScript / HTML / CSS / AJAX
    • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle.
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to assist other team members in problem solving.
    • Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies, such as browsers, firewalls, and http.
    • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

    Interested? Send your resume to ray@zynga.com with the job title in the subject line, please.

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    Job Posting:
    Ganz Interactive Seeks PHP Developer (Toronto, ON)
    July 18, 2008 @ 13:44:42

    Company Ganz Interactive
    Location Toronto, ON
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a PHP Developer to join our highly successful and growing Interactive Group. Our high end flash games and animated characters have made Webkinz.com the fastest growing children's entertainment site on the internet. Be part of our dynamic Ganz Interactive Group and contribute to exciting future projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • Optimize SQL queries and understand object oriented programming.
    • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
    • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
    • Ensure high level of server and network security.
    • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.
    • Work on applications with high volume of users.

    Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 3 years PHP or combined PHP and JAVA development. experience, involving both front end and back end programming.
    • Experience working with Unix/Linux Servers and writing secure applications.
    • Experience with MySQL or other DBMS' is a plus.
    • Familiarities with XML, Flash and good documentation skills are a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
    • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

    Interested candidates are invited to forward resumes by email to careers [at] this domain.

    Please check out our website www.webkinz.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Morningstar, Inc Seeks Application Developer (Chicago, IL)
    July 15, 2008 @ 16:27:13

    Company Morningstar, Inc.
    Location Chicago, IL
    Title Application Developer
    Summary

    Morningstar's Individual Investor business unit seeks an experienced and creative Application Developer to join our team to develop Web-based applications. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills, be extremely organized, and always work from a plan. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed to work with many departments throughout the company. The successful candidate should be able to understand overall business goals.

    In addition to developing and maintaining Web-based applications, the Application Developer communicates and translates user requirements and needs into programming or technical specifications; provides technical QA, product support, and program fixes for an assigned project workload; and maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

    The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of C++/C# and object-oriented design, solid knowledge of XML, ASP.NET, IIS, and SQL, and at least three years of related experience. Solid programming logic, excellent documentation habits, and strong problem-solving, creative, and communication skills are also required. Financial or investment industry knowledge is a plus.

    If you are interested please apply online with your resume and cover letter at: http://corporate.morningstar.com/US/asp/subject.aspx?xmlfile=190.xml&filter=HR187

    Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

    Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in the United States and in major international markets. Our mission is to create great products that help investors reach their financial goals. We offer an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products for individual investors, financial advisors, and institutional clients.

    Morningstar is a trusted source for insightful information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, hedge funds, and 529 college savings plans. With operations in 18 countries, we currently provide data on more than 260,000 investment offerings worldwide.

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    Job Posting:
    Artist Tribe/My Muse.com Seeks PHP Developers (Topanga, CA)
    July 14, 2008 @ 17:02:21

    Company Artist Tribe/My Muse.com
    Location Topanga, CA
    Title PHP Developers
    Summary

    We are customizing large scale community portal applications and are looking for coders immediately. This will entail a mix of on-site and some work from home.

    Coders will have the following skill set:

    • Extensive knowledge (3+ years) of HTML, CSS, PHP, PHP smarty, MySQL, javascript.
    • Experience with AJAX a plus.
    • Familiarity with the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP environment.
    • Database administration experience - proficient with PHPMyAdmin
    • Experience with extensive change/ customization of medium to large scale existing applications.

    Hourly based pay throughout project.

    We are also interested in potentially extending the term of those who successfully demonstrate competency consistent with our objectives and interpersonal compatibility attributes with the other members of the team.

    Contact Mark Lewis for more information: m.lewis [at] this domain

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    Developer Tutorials:
    Creating an Online Newsletter with Drupal
    July 14, 2008 @ 12:02:55

    On the Developer Tutorials site today, there's a new article post from Michael Ross walking you through the installation and creation of an online newsletter with the Drupal content management system.

    There is a much better approach [than mass emails], and that is the use of a Web site that houses the newsletter and also limits reader access to paying subscribers. The ideal tool for creating such a site, is a content management system (CMS), such as Drupal, which is what we will be using in this tutorial. Specifically, we will explore how to use a forum for organizing the newsletter contents and allowing subscriber feedback, and also how to use a Drupal module for controlling subscriber access.

    There's not really much in the way of actually installation help (that's what Drupal's documentation is for anyway), but he does talk about how it's initially set up, the subscription method and how to add an access-protected forum to the site to hold the newsletter information.

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    Job Posting:
    HR Smart, Inc Seeks PHP Developers (Dallas, TX)
    July 14, 2008 @ 07:58:20

    Company HRsmart, Inc.
    Location Dallas, Tx
    Title PHP Developers
    Summary

    HRsmart, Inc. is a leading Human Resources software provider, a three time Inc. 500 winner, the 8th fastest growing technology company in Texas and is planning on going public in 2009. The company has recently been selected to be the technology provider for Monster's new Talent Management Suite.

    We are currently looking for PHP developers to help us meet our growth needs. In addition to the great financial rewards of working for a company pre-IPO, the successful candidate will have substantial career growth opportunities as our company expands. One of the things I love about HRsmart is that its growth has been entirely revenue driven. HRsmart is in it for the long haul.

    Job Description:

    • Design and implement new solutions using industry standard technologies (specifically HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL).
    • Provide input on web platform design and configuration to maximize application performance.
    • Recommend solutions for new applications and enhancements for existing applications.
    • Recommend code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.
    • Mentor teammates in web application architecture and object oriented technology as implemented in a LAMP environment.

    What makes us special?

    • Real application development! (Not mere web site development like many jobs are offering).
    • Developer has significant input into architecture and design questions. (And opportunity for growth).
    • Challenging problems to solve every day (Little to no "cookie cutter" programming).
    • Fun small team environment (Work with a close-knit team of 3-5 developers on mid to large sized projects)
    • Work with your preferred toolset/OS (vim on the server? fine with us; eclipse on windows? also fine; linux on your desktop? perfectly ok; use your own apple laptop - no problem)
    • LAMP development -- Open source friendly company.

    Compensation:

    Salary is very competitive and is based on experience and level
    Stock options plan in a pre-IPO company
    Medical, dental, and 401k plans and other competitive benefits.

    For more information contact Andrew Goetz at agoetz [at] this domain or directly by phone at 214-432-3456 (x169).

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    Job Posting:
    PRI Technology (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (New York, NY)
    July 10, 2008 @ 17:08:08

    Company PRI Technology (Recruiter)
    Location New York, NY
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    Core Skills

    • Solid Object Oriented Programming PHP5
    • JavaScript and database knowledge +
    • Ideal candidate must have worked with at least 4 other PHP developers on a team project
    • Can live without hardcore Object Oriented JS experience… as long as they can pick it up rather quickly.
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills
    • Team player who enjoys working with a winning team.

    This position is full-time with a salary of 120K. Benefits include full health + dental coverage for all immediate family, 401K, FSA, transit check, etc as per company policies.

    No H-1 Transfers or contractors please.

    If your credentials are a strong match for this position then please send me your updated resume at fawad@pritechnology.com

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    Job Posting:
    Carsala Seeks Lead Developer (San Francisco, CA)
    July 10, 2008 @ 10:20:05

    Company Carsala
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title Lead Developer
    Summary

    Overview

    Carsala is a start-up from the UC Berkeley Incubator, funded by Midas-list VC's. We are building a technology platform and online destination that is revolutionizing the way people buy used cars and we want you to help us do it.

    This is the rare opportunity to get in at the ground floor and help build a great company. In return, you will receive a significant equity stake, salary and the opportunity to grow as a technology leader.

    Used cars represent the single largest retail segment of the US economy with 44 million vehicles bought every year, representing $365 billion dollars. We have a proven and proprietary technology and a high margin business model that takes advantage of this huge industry. We currently have paying customers and revenue.

    Do you lead by example, enjoy problem solving, communicate well with others and excel in teams? Are you ready to take a leadership role on our engineering team to build a best-in-class online destination? Take a look below at what we need, and if you believe you're a fit, we'd love to hear from you.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead developer on our technical team to build a large scale, best in class web application
    • Evaluate and spec out new product development opportunities
    • Rapidly iterate on software with team of 4-6 other developers
    • Help manage the software development cycle from requirements to launch

    Qualifications

    • 2-5 years of software engineering and web development experience, preferably in large online projects
    • Exposure to end-to-end software development cycle including conceptualizing, designing, developing, launching and maintaining software
    • Strong web application development programming skills in PHP, XML
    • Solid Experience with the ZEND Framework
    • Software analysis, design in UML, OO A&D
    • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS/AJAX/Javascript
    • SQL, relational & replicated databases, MySQL specifically
    • Pragmatic skills: debugging, resource tracing, design for performance and testability
    • Experience with fault tolerant, transactional, asynchronous and synchronous systems
    • Strong drive to advance processes and tools that lead to higher effectiveness
    • Focused, self-motivated, and pragmatic with good status reporting skills
    • Excellent people skills for effective team work within the company
    • Ability to deliver to deadlines with customer success as the priority
    • Experience leading small group of developers is an asset but not required
    • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field

    Contact Raif Barbaros for more information: raif [at] this domain. Relocation costs negotiable.

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    Job Posting:
    CTI Teksource Seeks PHP Developers (New York, NY)
    July 09, 2008 @ 14:25:18

    Company CTI Teksource (Recruiter)
    Location Midtown Manhattan, NY
    Title PHP Developers
    Summary

    Full Time Permanent in the digital media industry -... Leading, very established company (4 openings)

    Salary - up to 120K and higher for the right people + bonus

    For delivering content (MP3, Video, JPEG, Wallpaper) to mobile devices from an online digital media store

    • Server side web development
    • Focus on delivery of content to mobile devices
    • Participate in all phases of the development cycle
    • Communicate with business partners including mobile providers, social networks, and media services in regards to developing new technologies
    • Extend and manage a highly dynamic distributed computing environment used to power direct-to-consumer applications

    Job requirements:

    Education and/or Experience:
    Required

    • Server side web development
    • 4+ years Java or OO PHP
    • Degree in CS and/or Mathematics degree required
    • Excellent problem solving and communication

    Additional Desired Skills

    • ActionScript/Flash development experience
    • Experience with digital music and metadata
    • Experience with XSL
    • Expertise with data models and SQL
    • Experience with MySQL
    • Experience with Ruby on Rails
    • Knowledge of Linux servers
    • Knowledge of mobile content delivery
    • Rudimentary digital signal processing
    • Love of music are added pluses

    Intrested parties should submit resumes to Mike Marc-Aurele (212 453-9009)

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    Job Posting:
    Refresh.ca Seeks Dogbook PHP/Java Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
    July 07, 2008 @ 07:53:29

    Company Refresh.ca
    Location Toronto, Ontario (Spadina/Queen)
    Title Dogbook PHP/Java Developer
    Summary

    Refresh Partners is looking for a PHP/Java developer to join the Dogbook engineering team. Dogbook, Catbook and the other Poolhouse properties are the premiere pet Facebook applications with 2.5 Million installed users. The candidate should be able to work on web-based projects using a PHP front-end, MySQL and Java back-ends, and with some CSS / HTML experience with Smarty templates. The candidate will work out of Refresh's new offices at Spadina Avenue and Queen Street. This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the top Facebook applications. Duties will include updating and expanding the functionality of Dogbook, Catbook and other Poolhouse properties.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 years PHP programming
    • Good understanding of Java programming
    • Good understanding of MySQL
    • Familiarities with XML, CSS, HTML and good documentation skills are a plus
    • Excellent communication skills and dependability (no crack-heads please)
    • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred

    Compensation

    This is a full-time position and the compensation package is very competitive. Flex time, casual work environment and a great office location.

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    Job Posting:
    BINC (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Web Developer (East Bay, CA)
    July 03, 2008 @ 08:49:27

    Via Terry Chay's blog:

    Company BINC (Recruiter)
    Location East Bay, CA
    Title PHP Web Developer
    Summary

    Position Overview
    Our client is seeking bright, energetic team players to design and develop the fastest growing services on the Internet. They serve over 150 million widget views, and have over 60% penetration on Facebook. Their cost-effective, results-focused advertising platform is the largest ad network on Facebook and the most dynamic method for rapidly acquiring Facebook application users.

    Responsibilities

    • will develop Facebook applications
    • will design usable interfaces
    • will contribute technical leadership to the engineering team, including best practices and processes that enable the team to continually improve productivity and quality of products delivery
    • will contribute to the product roadmap

    Qualifications

    • must be an expert in PHP / JavaScript / CSS / MySQL / AJAX
    • must have object-oriented design skills
    • must have BS in Computer Science of equivalent
    • should have experience developing Facebook applications is a HUGE p
    • should have excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • should have start-up experience at a fast-growing consumer web company
    • should be a bright, logical team player
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    Job Posting:
    BINC (Recruiter) Seeks Front-end Web Developer (Redwood City, CA)
    July 02, 2008 @ 16:18:45

    Via Terry Chay's blog:

    Company BINC (Recruiter)
    Location Redwood City, CA
    Title Front end Web Developer
    Summary

    Responsibilities

    • will work toward weekly and bi-weekly deadlines
    • will develop optimized/cross-platform front-end code using XHTML/CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX Collaborate with product management and backend engineers

    Qualifications

    • must demonstrate development skills across a wide range of technologies, including: HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, W3C DOM methods and properties, Adobe Photoshop
    • must have a BS degree or greater, preferably in CS, with an excellent grasp of computer science fundamentals
    • must have expertise in using Unix, SVN (or other version control system)
    • must have experience launching/building successful interactive web sites and applications

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    Job Posting:
    Getloaded.com Seeks IT Developer (Midlothian, VA)
    June 30, 2008 @ 14:14:22

    Company Getloaded.com
    Location Midlothian, VA
    Title IT Developer
    Summary

    This is an opportunity designed for a highly motivated professional looking for unlimited potential and growth. Our innovative information services company is looking for a well qualified IT Developer. The position will be responsible for analyzing designs and leads implementation of technical solutions for complex business problems in order to realize business opportunities, facilitate efficiency, and support management decision making in a creative team environment.

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    • Interact with other Getloaded personnel to establish project specifications.
    • Serve as lead for architecture and design of development projects.
    • Implement projects including programming, data migration, and developer testing.
    • Participate in user feedback sessions regarding development projects.
    • Deploy project launches.
    • Identify and resolve system operating problems in order to provide continuous operation of systems.
    • Perform code reviews for less experienced developers.
    • Provide feedback to less experienced developers to assist with their professional growth.
    • Proactively learn and utilize new technologies, concepts and procedures pertaining to technical and industry advances.
    • Investigate, analyze, and construct prototypes to evaluate opportunities.
    • Provides technical input to other areas and gathers technical data from outside organizations.
    • Serves as a technical resource to other staff members and other employees.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Recommended Education/Experience Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five plus years experience in software development environments such as PHP, Java, C, C++ or equivalent technologies, with a minimum two years experience developing web applications. Professional development experience involving the design and usage of SQL databases. Experience using linux systems for the operational environment.

    Previous experience providing application design and system development services on systems projects required. Experience working with PostgreSQL, Apache, and Subversion a plus.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Knowledge of computer/computational science, data analysis, programming technologies, programming concepts, and techniques.
    • Ability to evaluate and interpret end user information requirements, and to develop appropriate systems or recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Ability to design, implement, install, test, and troubleshoot complex application software.
    • Ability to record, track, correspond, and document resolution of user problems by means of problem reporting database software.
    • Ability to develop technical documentation for training, software/hardware use, user procedures, and as-required project deliverables.
    • Ability to learn and support new applications and systems. Demonstrated ability to prioritize conflicting demands, juggle multiple priority projects simultaneously and execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.

    Requires excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and candidate must possess sound analytical problem-solving and documentation skills.

    Getloaded.com provides an energetic, creative, and fast paced work environment. Each team member is valued for their unique contributions and is encouraged to take advantage of numerous training opportunities.


    
If you want to work hard, laugh often, and make a difference we want to hear from you. 
Interested candidates should submit their resumes to careers@getloaded.com and reference job # ITDEV027

    EOE

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    Job Posting:
    Purewire Seeks PHP Developer (Atlanta, GA)
    June 30, 2008 @ 10:28:08

    Company Purewire
    Location Atlanta, GA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Promising Internet security start-up led by successful industry veterans seeks star team member for the role of PHP developer

    You will have challenging, rewarding responsibilities consisting of:

    • Design and implementation of intuitive customer-facing web-based User Interfaces
    • Working independently or with a graphic designer to create and integrate graphical look-and-feel elements
    • Working directly with operations to ensure a high reliability, stability and usability solution

    An ideal candidate will possess:

    • Strong programming skills in PHP, HTML/CSS, SQL
    • Experience in MVC frameworks
    • Experience with AJAX
    • Experience with UNIX/Linux
    • Desire to work long but fun startup hours
    • Motivated self-starter, with a passion for technology
    • Ability to work independently and within a team
    • Portfolio of previous projects
    • Problem solving and functional design skills
    • Graphical design skills a plus

    Qualified candidates, send a resume to info@purewire.com

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    Job Posting:
    RJ Byrd (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Dallas, TX)
    June 27, 2008 @ 16:08:41

    Company RJ Byrd (Recruiter)
    Location (North) Dallas, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Description:

    • The ideal candidate is creative, very strong software and database designer with strong OOD skills, can work independently, has good communications skills and can brainstorm with the team on new ideas. He/she works well in a fast paced environment and deals professionally with both teammates and clients in order to meet business and technical demands. Some of the responsibilities will include:
    • Develop new solutions using industry standard technologies (specifically HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL).
    • Provide input on web platform design and configuration to maximize application performance.
    • Suggest code and design optimizations to improve the scalability of the applications and maximize performance.
    • Demonstrate strong understanding of web application architecture and OO technology as implemented in a LAMP environment.

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of hands-on PHP with strong web application development experience.
    • 2+ years of experience with MySQL, HTML and Javascript.
    • 1+ years of experience with XML and Linux.
    • Experience with Apache, Subversion and CVS is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to work very well under pressure and keep abreast of current technology.
    • Excellent project management and multitasking capabilities.
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with little supervision.
    • Bachelors Degree or more advanced degree in Computer Science.

    Compensation
    $50-75K + other incentives

    Contact Ronnie Henderson for more information (rhenderson [at] rjbyrd [dot] com)
    rjbyrd.com

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    Job Posting:
    Makatto.com Seeks CakePHP Developers (Sayreville, NJ)
    June 23, 2008 @ 12:58:55

    Company Makatto.com
    Location Sayreville, NJ
    Title CakePHP Developers
    Summary

    Makatto.com is an early stage start-up that is due to have site launch by the end of June 2008. The company is in stealth mode so details of the project cannot yet be divulged, but it may be best described as a market tool to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers in a new, unique, dynamic method.

    We are seeking talented web programmers specializing in Cake PHP, MySQL, and Javascript. The individual MUST be an expert in these technologies. Experience with Actionscript or OSCommerce is a plus.

    Besides these technical skills we are looking for individuals who are self-starters, hard-working, and trustworthy. Candidates should have an MS in Computer Science (although a BS is acceptable as well) and at least 3-5 years of work experience.

    This is a great opportunity to become involved in an early-stage, exciting start-up. Salaries are based upon experience and benefits include health insurance.

    Note: Makatto is an affiliate company of Turbo Holdings Inc, a company that has a strong 27 year history in various business endeavors.

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    Job Posting:
    Wildwood Interactive Seeks Senior Web Developer (Austin, TX)
    June 19, 2008 @ 13:43:56

    Company Wildwood Interactive
    Location Austin, Texas
    Title Senior Web Developer
    Summary

    We're a professional interactive development company. We have a solid client list, and we partner with some of the leading branding and design shops in Austin. We're a learning organization, we like to take on varied and interesting projects, incorporating all that's new and robust in the open source frontier. We develop primarily in PHP/MYSQL.

    This is a dream position for the lead developer/project manager who has the skill, temperament, and desire to:

    • Write effective, well documented code;
    • Effectively interview clients to gain an understanding of the requirements and constraints of the project to be coded for;
    • Design solutions including database schemas; ER diagrams, and screenshots;
    • Create developer time budgets required to execute projects;
    • Monitor developer time budgets and make adjustments throughout project development;
    • Identify out of scope work requests from clients;
    • Create project schedules;
    • Interact with clients throughout project life cycles;
    • Manage a team of developers working on several simultaneous projects;
    • Review code throughout projects to insure solid coding practices and proper documentation.

    We get hired because we're as passionate about our clients' businesses as they are. We become truly collaborative partners, using our extensive business, systems, database and programming experience to build intelligent, creative, and robust applications. In this position you will be using your business, analysis and programming skills on an interesting variety of projects to develop:

    • customized content management systems
    • extranet applications
    • database driven portfolio sites
    • e-businesses
    • internet communities
    • professional brochure sites, and
    • ecommerce sites with complex autoresponder and electronic delivery requirements.

    We offer industry leading compensation and a great atmosphere. Please send your resume and salary requirements to jessica@wildwoodinteracctive.com

    For more information about Wildwood check out our website- www.wildwoodinteractive.com

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    Job Posting:
    Netro42 Ltd Seeks CakePHP Developer (London, UK)
    June 13, 2008 @ 12:53:45

    Company Netro42 Ltd
    Location London, UK
    Title CakePHP Developer
    Summary

    Netro42 is an established and expanding London based design and development agency. We have a very large client list that includes many well known brands.

    Currently, we are looking for experienced web developers to join our team.

    You should have experience of using PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript. An understanding of MVC frameworks such as CakePHP would also be desirable. However, we love enthusiasm and passion, so a demonstration of these qualities along with an interesting portfolio of sites would be ideal.

    If you are a good communicator with a passion for quality and extending your skills we think it would be worth your while getting in touch with us.

    Please send URL's of recent examples of websites you have worked on with your CV and covering letter to: vacancies [at] netro42 [dot] com

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    Job Posting:
    QRIU Seeks a CakePHP Developer (Telecommute)
    June 13, 2008 @ 07:57:51

    Company QRIU
    Location Telecommute
    Title CakePHP Developer
    Summary

    We are seeking talented individuals that are motivated and creative. Prospective candidates should have a solid understanding of object oriented programming, current and emerging web technologies, and a passion for turning cutting edge technologies into real world applications.

    A strong understanding of PHP, AJAX, XML, HTML, CSS and database technology is a must, as well as a passion for providing solid programming with feature rich interfaces focused on customer usability.

    Requirements:

    • PHP 5.x
    • MySQL
    • HTML/CSS2
    • XML
    • AJAX
    • JavaScript

    Preferred:

    • MySQL Clustering
    • PHP Framework (CakePHP)
    • RAD/SCRUM project development methodologies
    • Other web languages
    • Linux/Server Administration

    To apply for this position, please contact work [at] qriu [dot] com.

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    PEAR Blog:
    Election time 2008
    June 05, 2008 @ 08:49:44

    It's that time of year again - time to gather the votes for this year's PEAR elections for the role of President and others to be inducted into the group.

    As every year it is the time of the election for the PEAR Group and PEAR President for the year 2008 and 2009. If you haven't casted your vote just yet, NOW is the perfect time to do it so go to the election page and place your vote.

    You can find out more about the elections from the page for the Presidental election and for the Group elections. You must be a PEAR developer in order to vote.

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    Job Posting:
    Media Ventures GmbH Seeks Senior Software Developer PHP (Cologne, Germany)
    June 04, 2008 @ 13:47:28

    Company Media Ventures GmbH
    Location Cologne, Germany
    Title Senior Software Developer PHP
    Summary

    Media Ventures is one of the leading independent corporate venture capital companies in Germany. We invest with success in young media and technology enterprises. Success stories like germany's biggest internet dating platform neu.de or the online travel agency weg.de demonstrate how we support companies and their founders to succeed.

    Our software development department supports start-ups and established enterprises in technical advancement of online platforms and implements new ideas in internal projects. An important aspect of our work is our own open source PHP framework based on the Zend Framework.

    We are looking for senior software developers to join our team. You will work on online projects, designing and implementing object oriented software modules in PHP5 for scalable web applications. You are familiar with social networks, weblogs and web services and eager to bring in your experience and ideas. As an experienced programmer you are able to guide colleagues with less experience.

    Required:

    • 3+ years experience in web application development
    • Excellent knowledge of OOP and object-oriented softwaredesign with design patterns
    • Knowledge of UML
    • Hands-on experience with PHP5, sophisticated application as reference
    • Knowledge of SQL and database design
    • Strong communicator, team player
    • Experience with Linux
    • Experience with VCS, preferable Subversion
    • Good command of English and German
    • Goal-oriented, reliable, able to work under pressure
    • Eager to learn about new web technologies
    • Experience with Unit Tests, pereferable PHPUnit
    • Experience with scalable web applications

    Pluses:

    • Zend Framework
    • MySQL
    • Javascript
    • Understanding of web services und syndication
    • Interest in social networking, blogging technologies and recommendation systems
    • Drupal

    If you want to show us some code you are proud of, feel free to append it to your application.

    Please submit your application to jobs [at] mediaventures [dot] de or

    Media Ventures GmbH
    Wesselinger Strasse 22-30
    50999 Cologne
    Germany

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    Job Posting:
    Naviance Seeks Senior Web Developer (Washington, D.C.)
    May 29, 2008 @ 14:32:30

    Company Naviance
    Location Washington D.C.
    Title Senior Web Developer
    Summary

    Naviance (http://www.naviance.com) is a leading provider of web-based software for middle and high schools across the country. Our tools help schools manage and improve the process of academic advising, career exploration and college admissions for all students. We are established, profitable and growing rapidly with thousands of schools using our product. As a small independent subsidiary (fewer than 100 employees) of a successful global information services company (DMG Information, http://www.dmginfo.com), we provide the atmosphere of a start-up with the stability of a multi-national corporation. Our company thrives on product innovation and this is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to an enterprise software platform that is interesting to design and that makes a difference in people's lives.

    Our development team is small and we are looking for developers that are comfortable with a variety of tasks from working with CSS and Javascript to PHP development to database design and optimization. Projects span a wide range of functionality including reporting, email, portals, charting, mapping, analytics, workflow, surveys, rules engines, social networking, etc. Back-end PHP and database skills are more important for this position than front-end expertise. You should have experience making architectural and data model decisions in addition to writing code.

    We use Apache, PHP 5, Linux and MySQL 5.0. You should know PHP well enough to write meaningful classes, functions and algorithms. We have our own internal framework for MVC and you should have experience with MVC development, object oriented programming, unit testing and version control (subversion preferred). You should have experience designing data models for reasonably complex domains, developing effective index and query strategies and optimizing query performance. Knowledge of MySQL replication is a plus. Familiarity with AJAX, Flex or other RIA frameworks is a plus. We use SCRUM so it would be ideal if you have experience with agile methodologies. We use macs to develop and developers are free to choose their own tools.

    Our office is in an attractive and lively central location in downtown DC close to several different metro lines and we subsidize metro access. Dress is casual. Salary is $90K to $110K+ depending on experience and skills. Benefits include 401K with match, insurance and four weeks vacation.

    To apply please visit: http://www.naviance.com/company/jobs/developers.html

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    Job Posting:
    CTI Teksource (Recruiter) Seeks Web Technology Developer (New York, NY)
    May 29, 2008 @ 10:28:15

    Company CTI Teksource (Recruiter)
    Location New York, NY
    Title Web Technology Developer
    Summary

    This group is responsible for providing customer facing applications that expose the catalog of media assets. In a rapidly evolving digital music space, the group is responsible for exploring new opportunities and defining the direction for the future of music discovery and consumption. These applications span mobile distribution, artist websites, social networking, media streaming, and more. The Web Technology developer is responsible for developing and maintaining several web based applications within the direct to consumer services group. These systems are core to global delivery of digital content including our mobile content application and our direct to consumer mobile store.

    Successful candidates come from a Computer Science / Engineering Background with either a Masters or Bachelors Degree

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    The Web Technology Developer responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

    • Server side web development
    • Participate in all phases of the SDLC
    • Participate in media technology discussions and rapidly prototype new concepts
    • Communicate with mobile providers and media services concerning developing new technologies
    • Design & develop new enhancements to cutting edge audio and video transcoding engine
    • Extend and manage a highly dynamic distributed computing environment used to power direct-to-consumer applications as well as internally focused tools
    • Focus on delivery of content to mobile devices
    • Focus on content production applications using XSL and Object Oriented PHP

    Environment:
    Open and dynamic work environment in which the environment consists of small teams (1-3 developers) and rapid development cycles with limited and changing specs. Developers are free to choose OS and tool sets. Current code base is largely LAMP (very OO PHP) based, but includes Java and a limited amount of Ruby on Rails. Future apps may be more Java focused.

    Job requirements:

    REQUIRED

    • 4+ years of server side web development experience
    • Degree is CS/EE or related field
    • Knowledge of OO PHP (Open to working across technologies)
    • Expertise with data models and SQL
    • Excellent problem solving, design, and communication skills

    PLUSES (Must have at least 2)

    • Love of technology for music entertainment (and able to prove it!)
    • Experience with XSL
    • Knowledge of mobile content delivery technologies. (BREW, J2ME, WAP Browsers, '¦)
    • Rudimentary digital signal processing
    • Experience with MySQL database and tools
    • Knowledge of Linux servers
    • BREW development experience

    Those interested should contact Dana Bergeron - CTI Teksource, 212-453-9004 or dbergeron [at] ctiteksource [dot] com

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    Job Posting:
    Newsvine Seeks Web Developer (Seattle, WA)
    May 26, 2008 @ 11:13:42

    Company Newsvine
    Location Seattle, WA
    Title Web Developer
    Summary

    The Newsvine Team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and passionate front-end developer to join us in building products and services for the Newsvine platform. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop site features and functionality in a multi-tier web environment using PHP, CSS, JavaScript, and the YUI JavaScript library. Additional responsibilities include daily site support and maintenance. The ideal candidate is able to work on small teams under tight deadlines with little supervision. A computer science degree or equivalent is a plus, but experience, skill, and attention to detail are more important.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the following knowledge areas:

    • X/HTML, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript
    • PHP or similar scripting language
    • Mastery of web standards and cross-browser compatibility

    Preferable Job Qualifications:

    • Experience working on large-scale, high-availability web sites
    • Successful industry experience using latest DHTML and ajax technologies
    • Experience with SQL and relational database implementations serving as the backend to production web applications
    • Experience with, or an interest in, working with the YUI JavaScript library
    • Familiarity with Subversion a plus

    The job will be based out of the lovely Newsvine offices in Seattle, down by the waterfront pictured here. If you're interested, please send an e-mail and resumé to "newsvinejobs at newsvine.com".

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    Job Posting:
    Snelling (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Grand Prairie, TX)
    May 21, 2008 @ 14:33:26

    Company Snelling (Recruiter)
    Location Grand Prairie, TX
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Our client located in Grand Prairie (75052) is looking for an experienced PHP Developer. They work in a fast paced environment with shifting requirements. You must be able to wear different hats and be open to a non-rigid structure. If you are someone who loves codes and data development, this may be a good fit for you.

    If you have these qualifications, we would love to hear from you.

    • 2-5 years recent PHP, Ajax
    • MVC Framework
    • JavaScript
    • Working knowledge of SQL
    • OOP
    • LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL)
    • Database normalization
    • Logical design
    • Class diagrams
    • Responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of code
    • Source control and versioning
    • Implementation and using web services
    • Highly motivated
    • Works well with a team
    • Open communication
    • Works well in fast-paced environment

    The following will help you stand out:

    • C#
    • Cake framework
    • Extensive XML, SOAP, AJAX OOP
    • Ability to design and develop complex business logic application layers

    If you are interested in applying, please email me at brent.irish@snelling.com or call 972-778-1225.

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    Job Posting:
    Ox Publishing Seeks PHP Developer (Mobile, AL)
    May 20, 2008 @ 14:13:56

    Company Ox Publishing
    Location Mobile, AL
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    The primary job responsibility for the web developer position is to provide PHP programming and functionality for a variety of consumer-related websites, intranets, extranets and web-based applications. You will be challenged on a daily basis to solve problems in new and creative ways.

    A successful candidate will have demonstrable experience building real online applications in a LAMP environment and will be able to make a meaningful contribution from day one. You will be comfortable working with team members at all levels and departments within the organization. You will be willing to share your opinions and insights with business leaders in order to affect rapid decision cycles and effective technical solutions to business requirements.

    This is the perfect opportunity for LAMP Developers looking to play a key role in creating enabling technology for a local ecommerce company.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or commensurate work experience
    • PHP web application development
    • DBA experience with MySQL
    • object oriented programming methodologies (especially in PHP)
    • relational database design
    • complex SQL query authoring and optimization
    • Experience with Linux Servers
    • Knowledge of (X)HTML, CSS and Javascript
    • relevant W3C standards and best practices
    • Ability to translate business requirements into system design
    • Ability to partner and work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
    • Strong debugging skills and the ability to easily and quickly read and modify existing code
    • Sense of humor

    We're looking for someone who has worked as a developer and has experience with database design, setup and administration, as well as PHP development with well-structured, scalable and maintainable code. This will be a full time position working from 8-5, M-F near Bell-Air Mall.

    Send resume to hr@oxpublishing.com

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    Rich Zygler's Blog:
    Beware the Lone Wolf PHP Developer
    May 20, 2008 @ 12:04:41

    Rich Zygler warns employers against a certain type of PHP developer that lives out there - the "Lone Wolf":

    I've run into the Lone Wolf PHP Developer at several places I have done work. Sometimes, I've had to work side-by-side with the Lone Wolf. Other times, I've replaced the Lone Wolf who had moved on to different hunting grounds. Still other times I've had to hire people and had to choose between a Lone Wolf and several other candidates.

    He lists out a sort of checklist to see if the person you're working with (or you!) fit into the "Lone Wolf" mentality. Things like not working well with a team, does work on production servers, never reads blogs or keeps up with the community and has a habit of coming up with overly complex solutions for simple problems that might not scale all that well.

    Check out the rest of his list for more criteria - chances are there's already a "Wolf" prowling around in your neck of the woods too.

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    Job Posting:
    Xyzmp3.com Seeks PHP/MySQL Developer (Austin, TX)
    May 20, 2008 @ 11:19:30

    Company Xyzmp3.com
    Location Austin, Texas
    Title PHP/MySQL Developer
    Summary

    Please only local applicants need apply. We will need you to physically work in our Austin, Texas Office.

    Looking for a creative, skilled professional to help architect, design, and implement backend accounting and payout web services and applications that support an online multi-user environment in the digital music industry.

    This project requires strong skills in PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and MySQL database. It would be really helpful for the applicant to have a working knowledge of Flash / Actionscript, graphic design for websites as well.

    The ideal candidate will have an established track record architecting and implementing financial/ accounting web services applications as well as programming for large automated uploads of data to servers and MySQL databases. They will have experience with all aspects of software development including requirements analysis, software design, implementation, test, and documentation. The programmer is also expected to assist in streamlining and improving the website's navigation and logic.

    The candidate must be able to work independently and as a team member with minimal supervision. The candidate must be able to work in a deadline intensive environment.

    Qualifications:

    • Web development using PHP, MySQL, programming content management systems, performing network administration and IT support.
    • Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
    • HTML, XML, PHP, Java, JavaScript
    • Multi-Tiered Web Service Architectures
    • Relational Database Knowledge and MYSQL
    • Experience in Windows & Linux Platforms
    • Computer Science or Computer Engineering Degree
    • Verifiable experience in both Architecture and Implementation

    Other Preferred Technical Skills:

    • writing original code
    • modifying existing code
    • debugging code
    • integrating other programmer's work
    • Full Text indexing and search techniques for various file formats
    • Database and system performance planning and optimization techniques
    • FREE BSD Administration
    • FTP, SMTP, DNS
    • Understanding of Web Services and SOA concepts
    • Full knowledge of open source web technologies (Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL)

    If you are interested in applying, please contact us at 512-535-6459 or via email at info@xyzmp3.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Confidential Company Seeks "Uber PHP Developer" (Fremont, CA)
    May 19, 2008 @ 12:04:00

    Company Confidential
    Location Fremont, CA
    Title Uber PHP Developer
    Summary

    Not everyone can handle the challenge of keeping on the edge of social networking technologies and standards. If you relish the idea of taking on hard challenges, keeping with fast moving standards, working with a new concept (yes you can help define the product!), we are looking for you. We move very, very fast, solve hard problems, and face a rapidly changing industry. And the bonus: you can help make real difference in product vision (we need people with an opinion!). Exciting isn't it?!

    This is a full-time contract position or part-time contract position (for a very well qualified candidate) reporting to the CTO. Location is flexible (within the San Francisco Bay Area). When replying, please include your resume/CV, financial requirements, preferred location, and samples of your work (website URLs).

    All candidates must have:

    • 3-5 years minimum coding experience
    • 2-3 years in LAMP (with focus on PHP/MySQL)
    • Worked with or have a strong understanding of one or more of the major Social Networking APIs (Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, etc'¦)
    • Familiarity with RESTful APIs.
    • Excellent PHP coding skills. Great ability to develop defensive and bulletproof code.
    • Experience developing software under a PHP framework such as Zend.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills. You will be working with a highly qualified team and you must be able to keep up with our pace and help increase it.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

    Special consideration given to candidates who have:

    • Experience scaling and supporting large LAMP applications
    • Strong practical knowledge of web application security
    • Created highly usable user interface/experience for complex web applications
    • Any SEO knowledge (to help guide other engineers)
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    PHPBuilder.com:
    phpwiki - The Wiki for PHP Developers
    May 19, 2008 @ 11:18:45

    PHPBuilder.com has posted an article from Ian Gilfillan about one of the more popular PHP-based wikis out there, phpWiki.

    This month it's time to look at another of those PHP applications I find useful on a daily basis. I like to use "wikis" for documentation for many of the projects I work on. [...] In this article we will look at PhpWiki, and we'll show you how to configure and use it with your own projects!

    Ian includes a little history of the application along with the installation and configuration instructions to get you started. There's even a section there at the end talking about templates, wiki styles and links to other resources to get you up to speed.

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    Job Posting:
    ITFX Seeks PHP Developer (Burnley, Lancashire, UK)
    May 19, 2008 @ 10:24:53

    Company ITFX
    Location Burnley, Lancashire, UK
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are a creative new media company producing unique interactive experiences for our clients via the internet, CD-ROMs, video, animation and illustration. Everyone here helps each other out getting the job right with a minimum of stress. We work in a great environment just outside of Burnley in our own purpose built facility with our sister company CW Advertising. We are always looking for creative people who have interest in what they do.

    We are currently looking for a developer with a creative twist and a love for the neat. A person who enjoys the challenge of building interactive applications via the web and CD-ROMs with an eye for layout.

    We use Adobe CS3 products when producing our websites and so a preference for using these applications is good but not vital. We would prefer someone based in Lancashire but this is also not vital.

    Skills Required:

    • Over 3 years experience developing web applications
    • OOP implementation into web applications
    • Experience creating and maintaining MySQL databases
    • Creative Layout and UI design skills using XHTML, XML, CSS
    • Understanding of web security including SSL

    Desirable Skills (advantageous but not vital):

    • JavaScript
    • ActionScript
    • ASP.NET
    • XSLT
    • Lingo
    • Graphic Design Skills
    • SOAP
    • Ajax

    Salary: Salary is negotiable depending upon experience.
    Location: Burnley, Lancashire, UK - BB5 5YE
    Start date: ASAP

    Please send CV and some example URLs to info@itfx.co.uk

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    Job Posting:
    FootPath, Inc. (Recruiter) Seeks PHP Developer (Woburn, MA)
    May 16, 2008 @ 14:39:53

    Company FootPath, Inc. (Recruiter)
    Location Woburn, MA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 3 years practical experience developing complex Web applications
    • At least 1 year practical experience with PHP/JavaScript and MySQL (code samples required)
    • Experience programming with Web template and CMS systems
    • Web application development experience and understanding of client-server environments
    • Understanding of system analysis and design concepts, including structured project methodologies, database design, and requirements gathering
    • Ability to set up client-server architectures on Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
    • Experience setting up and administering relational databases (MySQL, Sybase, etc.)
    • Ability to solve technical problems with direction and/or approval
    • Possess good communication skills, both verbal and written with demonstrated success in a team environment
    • Organized, detail-oriented, and deadline driven
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences or related field

    Additional Skills:

    • *NIX/BSD administration and scripting experience (BASH, PERL, Python, C)
    • Firmware/Driver/Kernel coding experience
    • OO programming/design experience in C++, C#, Java, Jython, IronPython, or Python
    • Structured QA testing experience
    • Engineering or Physics background/experience
    • Flash programming experience (Actionscript v1 and/or v2)
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    Job Posting:
    PluraPage Seeks PHP Developer (Herndon, VA)
    May 16, 2008 @ 13:44:08

    Company PluraPage
    Location Herndon, VA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    PluraPage is a growing venture-funded company in the marketing and lead management automation industry for B2B customers. Our core software product provides the user with on-demand creation and hosting of Landing Pages and Microsites. PluraPage's SaaS products require no IT support -- putting control in the hands of the user and enabling marketers to take control of their marketing campaigns.

    We are seeking skilled software developers to participate in the on-going development, application management and support of an on-demand, web-based, hosted suite of software applications.

    Under the guidance of our Director of Technology, you will be responsible for developing new versions and maintaining current versions of our products.

    Applicant must be thorough in his/her approach to development and testing and have an eye for detail. Applicant will be working as a member of a small team, and must be able to effectively communicate ideas and work progress to both technical and non-technical individuals.

    This is a unique opportunity to join a team of talented and highly motivated software developers who are dedicated to creating a first class suite of applications to support B2B interactive marketing initiatives.

    Required Experience:

    • 5+ years of experience in a professional software development environment, with at least 2+ years of experience developing web-based applications.
    • Experience with software development lifecycles and knowledge of code management processes and tools (i.e. CVS, Subversion)
    • Strong experience with PHP, PERL or other structured web languages required, JavaScript, AJAX are big plusses
    • HTML (strong layout skills), XHTML, XML, CSS
    • Experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL required
    • Understanding of web services technologies (SOAP, REST)
    • General understanding of web security including SSL
    • Experience developing content management systems and SaaS offerings
    • Experience with integration with 3rd party systems, including other SaaS offerings - candidate will need to prove this during the interview process

    Desired Other Experience:

    • Experience working with development, staging and production development
    • Experience in an Agile Software Development methodology
    • Experience developing applications using Adobe Flex technology
    • Ability to effectively represent the company and products to prospects, clients, press and investors.
    • Experience with Salesforce.com, SugarCRM or other SaaS CRM products (from a product or integration perspective, not as a user)
    • College degree in computer-related field or equivalent experience
    • Organization and analytic skills with problem solving ability
    • Excellent communications and written skills and customer service attitude
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute to new ideas required in a diverse, fast-paced team environment

    PluraPage Offices are located in Herndon, VA.

    Pay will be commensurate with experience.

    PluraPage offers full benefits.

    PluraPage is an equal opportunity employer.

    For immediate consideration send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Patty.Hopper@plurapage.com

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    Job Posting:
    The Forbin Group (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (San Francisco, CA)
    May 16, 2008 @ 11:17:23

    Company The Forbin Group (Recruiter)
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are looking for a Sr. PHP developer for a full-time perm position with a Social Media startup here in The City. The company gives users direct access to a massive collection of shows, music and video as well as tools for personalizing their content into channels, sharing them with friends, putting on their favorite blogs or sites and downloading to their portable player.

    This position is responsible for designing solutions to satisfy core business requirements on the company's Web properties and associated backend systems. As a senior engineer you will also run teams of engineers to implement and deliver those solutions.

    • 5 years experience developing Web applications
    • Expert in PHP and MySQL
    • Working knowledge of entire product lifecycle
    • Experience with scaling a website and working in a website with high volume traffic
    • User level experience with Linux
    • Experienced consumer of new media
    • Proficient in Javascript and Ajax
    • Knowledge of Web APIs for RPC and data interchange
    • Degree Preferred

    Please send resumes to aputnam@theforbingroup.com

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    Job Posting:
    Giga Promoters Seeks Senior PHP Developer (New Delhi, India)
    May 16, 2008 @ 08:47:07

    Company Giga Promoters
    Location New Delhi, India
    Title Senior PHP Developer
    Summary

    We are looking to expand our team with senior developers, who will be responsible for development and maintenance of a big project. We are looking for people who are interested in working with us long-term.

    Responsibilities

    • Website Development
    • Website Maintenance
    • Scripting
    • Quality Assurance
    • Conceptualization & Testing

    Requirements

    • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and XML.
    • Experience with any PHP framework like Zend framework, CakePHP, Symphony, etc
    • Good concepts on Object Oriented Design / Development.
    • Experience with any JavaScript and Ajax framework like Prototype, jQuery, YUI, etc
    • Should have independently worked on website development (database designing as well as programming).
    • Should have experience with open-source technologies.
    • Contribution to any open-source community would be a big plus.

    Contact Person: Ms. Shriti Gupta (shriti@gigapromoters.com)
    Phone number: 011 47041464/65

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    Job Posting:
    SearchTech Solutions (Recuriter) Seeks PHP Developer (San Francisco, CA)
    May 13, 2008 @ 16:04:43

    Company SearchTech Solutions (Recuriter)
    Location San Francisco, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary We're looking for a PHP Developer for a San Francisco Bay Area rapidly expanding web 2.0 company looking for some young bright engineers who have potentially developed or is interested in developing facebook like applications. You don't necessarily have to have professional experience and 6 years experience is the max.

    Responsibilities

    • Application development
    • Web design skills for designing usable interfaces

    Requirements

    • Expert in PHP / JavaScript / CSS / MySQL / AJAX
    • Object-oriented design skills
    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Experience developing social networking applications is a HUGE plus
    • MS is a plus
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Start-up experience at a fast-growing consumer web company a plus
    • The ideal candidate will be a bright, logical team player

    You can contact Todd at SearchTech Solutions: todd@stecs.com (408-540-1800)

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