When I was six, I wrote my first programs in BASIC on my family's Apple IIe, and I have been writing code of one kind or another ever since. Counting from my college years when I first got paid to do it, I have been a professional software developer for over 20 years now, and have worked in a wide variety of languages and frameworks on everything from static and dynamic websites, to custom analytics applications, to enterprise systems that see tens of millions of dollars of transactions.
Some fun facts about me as a software developer:
An application framework is a toolkit for building a modern application quickly, with performance, security, and maintainability built-in. An experienced user of a framework can do better work, and faster, than a programmer who knows only the underlying language.
Fortunately for you, my most recent jobs have given me extensive experience with three of the hottest frameworks in the most popular programming languages around:
If you'd like to create a new application from scratch, or need a developer to jump into the weeds of an existing system, I can be productive in these languages and frameworks from day one.
One of the easiest things to get wrong in application development is security. Web and mobile apps that are coded quickly often leave the door open to hackers, pranksters, and other malevolent forces such as spam. As a veteran developer, PhD, and certified cybersecurity pro, I can help you find and plug vulnerabilities like these:
All the code I write is written with security built in. If you've already got code, you can call on me for a code review, a second opinion, or to add new security controls to an existing application.
Your customers have all kinds of devices and a wide variety of web browsers. Modern web applications should be responsive, meaning they automatically adjust to any size screen -- like this web page, for example. You should be able to read it comfortably on a cell phone or computer with any size screen.
In my early days as a web developer, I installed and configured numerous web servers and databases from scratch, a time-consuming but necessary precursor to coding a new site or application. Today, it's much easier to rely on third parties to prepare and manage this infrastructure, i.e., "the cloud".
I have experience with more than one of the major cloud services and providers, including: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Heroku. As a "back-end" developer, I can make the right selections for your project to get a solid, maintainable foundation in place so we can begin developing the features you want at a reasonable price, and still be able to scale up later when your business grows.
Rates are negotiable based on circumstances. To learn more about the discounts I can offer, call 207-307-1457.
|Responsive, informational web site (like this one)||$1200|
|Complex, database-driven web & mobile apps||call|
|Security analysis & retrofit||call|
|Database modeling, design, and repair||call|
|Agile project management||call|
|Standard software development consulting rate||$600/day