I am a software engineer and architect, PHP expert, standards developer, and product manager. I create the tools that PHP developers use to build and deploy their applications, from APIs to content management systems.
I am currently project lead for the Laminas Project, the open source continuation of Zend Framework. I began developing on Zend Framework before its first public release, and led the project from 2009 through 2019, during which time we released two more major versions, and spun off the Apigility (now Laminas API Tools) and Expressive (now Mezzio) projects.
I am a founding member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG), a group creating and promoting standards for the PHP ecosystem. I was voted to the inaugural Core Committee, and am currently serving my second term in that body.
I contribute to a number of open source projects, blog on PHP-related topics, and present talks and tutorials related to PHP development and the projects to which I contribute.
My principal role is as the Zend Product Manager, where I oversee product development for the Zend brand, including ZendPHP and Zend Server. My duties include market research, engineering prioritization, sales and support enablement, and marketing content development.
I also continue in my role as Project Lead of Laminas, and in participation with standards groups (specifically PHP-FIG).
Duties included scoping Zend Framework, Apigility, and Expressive releases; interfacing with Zend customers and partners; acting as community liaison; creating architecture guidelines for all projects under the Zend Framework umbrella; participation with standards groups (specifically PHP-FIG); and more.
Duties included maintenance and development of public-facing company websites; creation and maintenance of middle-tier web service layer used by public websites and internal processes; site architecture and team development; contribution to Zend Framework; and more.
Duties included development and maintenance of NGA web properties; systems administration of both public and internal network infrastructure, including LVS-HA web/database cluster, bulk mail system, and company email server.
I've been speaking at PHP-related conferences and user groups since October 2005, as well as performing online webinars, participating in podcasts, and more. I've spoken at dozens of conferences, delivering well over 100 presentations. Below are a few select presentations; contact me if you need a link to a presentation not listed here.
Contributed a case study entitled "Testing Service Oriented APIs", detailing unit testing and integration testing approaches for web services, using approaches learned in testing Zend Framework.
Contributed three chapters to this edition, including Chapter 3, "Error Handling"; Chapter 12, "XML and Web Services"; and Chapter 13, "Best Practices".
PHP port of the perl module CGI::Application.