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Evgheni P. - Senior PHP Developer (10+ years experience)

Evgheni P.

Senior PHP Developer (10+ years experience)

40 hours
“Top quality freelancer, excellent communication skills and very hard-working. Always available to speak on Skype and can come up with his own ideas and opinions to assist the project. I...”
  • Zend Framework
  • PHP
  • Git
  • HTML
Chirag P. - Expert in Mobile Application Development

Chirag P.

Expert in Mobile Application Development

553 hours
“Well done job! Great developer with very good technical skills. solved any problem during the project. Wonderful service and personal communication. Sure I will hire him again...”
  • iPhone App Development
  • PHP
Md. M. - Senior Pro Web Developer

Md. M.

Senior Pro Web Developer

40 hours
“Mizanur Rahman is very good and I highly recommend him. He is a self learner and follows instructions very well. When he did make a mistake, he fixed it no problem and without...”
  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • CSS3
  • CSS
  • jQuery
Jay H. - Web developer/Consultant

Jay H.

Web developer/Consultant

196 hours
“Great job as always!”
  • AngularJS
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
Reginald B. - Project Manager, QA Tester

Reginald B.

Project Manager, QA Tester

7,662 hours
“Reg did a great job! Reccomended!”
  • Project management
  • Joomla!
Ali H. - Senior Ruby on Rails Developer & Project Manager

Ali H.

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer & Project Manager

370 hours
“Has been excellent working with Ali. Looking forward to the new future as Backspace LLC. Thanks1”
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MongoDB
Christopher L. - Professional PhoneGap / Ionic Developer

Christopher L.

Professional PhoneGap / Ionic Developer

1,772 hours
“Great experience with Chris...as usual! He delivers quickly, on-time and is very easy to work with. He really goes the extra mile to ensure the work is high quality and he's an...”
  • iOS Development
  • PhoneGap
Andy K. - Front End Middle Developer  / Senior OpenCart Developer

Andy K.

Front End Middle Developer / Senior OpenCart Developer

401 hours
“I highly recommend Andy to any company. He is well organized, dependable, timely, trustworthy, and always brings a positive attitude to his work. Andy is passionate about writing...”
  • AngularJS
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
Md M. - WordPress Developer

Md M.

WordPress Developer

1,258 hours
“super amazing! great guy to work with. Does whatever it takes to get the job done and more. Highly recommend.”
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • HTML5
Muhammad W. - PHP/Mysql Programmer

Muhammad W.

PHP/Mysql Programmer

418 hours
“Waqas is full of all traits required of an excellent contractor. Among them are great communication skills, a willingness to take initiative, outstanding technical knowledge,...”
  • PHP
  • MySQL Administration
Eric H. - Professional Magento Developer

Eric H.

Professional Magento Developer

175 hours
“I asked Eric to help my magento site issues in an emergency. He solved them quickly and communicated with me very well. He is really skillful to solve difficult problems. I would...”
  • Magento
  • Zend Framework
  • PHP

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PHP is one of the most widely used server-side scripting languages, and is perhaps the most popular programming language in use today. PHP is one fourth of the LAMP software stack, a database, framework, and server software bundle used to engineer a site’s back-end architecture. With a number of modern frameworks designed to leverage its speed and scalability, like CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, and the Zend framework, PHP is an established programming language with staying power.

PHP development is used to build many content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, and ZenCart, so if you’re using any of these platforms for your site or online store, a skilled PHP developer can help you build, migrate, and maintain it over time. An experienced PHP programmer can develop and manage your CMS, server-side applications, website, or e-commerce platform. PHP developers on Upwork have the expertise to work within your site’s many moving parts—they’re often full-stack developers, involved in database management, server technology, and operating systems.


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