I’ve been a programmer for many moons (about 15 yrs now). I founded PXL Designs, LLC in December ’06 and have been going at it full time on my own since then. I’ve worked as an Independent Contractor for Fortune 500 companies on large teams, and start-ups alike.
Currently, I’m enrolled at Old Dominion University to finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science ~ go Monarchs! I’m an Adobe Certified Expert in Flex 4, as well as a Flex Community Champion. I’ve written articles and sample Flex applications for the Adobe Developer Connection, and Zend Developer sites. For me, programming is what I love to do, so I’m fortunate to have made a career and started a business in a field that interests me.
I started my career as a DOM-wrangling HTML/JS web developer in the NJ/NYC metro area and have since moved to Virginia where I continue to work at my company. Over the years, I worked my way from the land of DOM to middleware technologies such as PHP, Java, and C#. Once I found out how much I liked middleware, I kept going on delved into database technologies like MySQL and MSSQL. Most recently, my favorite tech stack seems to be AngularJS/Ionic/PhoneGap (Cordova) for web apps and the iOS and Android mobile platforms. Whenever asked, I’ll always tell you that I love my LAMP stack too, most of the Amazon EC2 instances I’ve run have utilized LAMP stacks and it’s where I’m most comfortable.
You’ll find a few of my contributions to the developer community out on the internets, like the PXL MP3 Player built in Flex 3.0, the source code (written on the Cairngorm 2.2 framework) can be found here on PXL Blog.
You can find some useful code and info here as well as some good laughs, complete nonsense, and late night ramblings as advertised.
When I’m not coding, I’m playing guitar (real guitar, not Guitar Hero, which I stink at), reading, writing, drawing, building something with my hands, grilling, playing with the dog, mountain biking, fishing, or getting frustrated with the PS4.
Below is a list of articles and samples I’ve written or worked on for Adobe and Zend:
- Using Flex Ant Tasks to build Flex projects – Part 1
- Using Flex Ant tasks to build Flex projects – Part 2:
- Connecting Flex 4 and RESTful Web Services using Zend Framework
- Spark intranet sample application
- Tour de Flex
- DigiPri Widgets sample application