PHP, XSLT, Ruby Commando - Codes with a Lightsaber
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"Commandos are trained to an exceptionally high level, both physically and mentally and expected to perform accordingly. A Commando is mentally tough, quick thinking, innovative and can keep a cool head in difficult and complex situations all over the world."
Over 250 happy clients. Ideas man, innovation expert and one man think tank! The BOOST to productivity. Big hitting programming veteran rocking out hard to code everyday. I build fast loading websites that bring in more revenue. Comprehensive knowledge of XML based document publishing systems and well versed in PHP 5. Ex Adobe Coldfusion programmer. Core Ruby God in the making! Junior Pythonista! XPath Superhero! 24/7 365 IT Nerd and Digital Nomad. A past school chess prodigy. Electronic dance music enthusiast. Science Fiction / Fantasy fan.
https://www.codewars.com/users/Beast -> my journey from zero to HERO in 8 programming languages. On Codewars I am ranked in the top 300 programmers, where I am mainly doing the coding challenges in Ruby. As I progress through the challenges I am learning more about core Ruby, so far mainly the String, Regexp, Prime, Array, Range and Hash Classes and the Enumerable Module.
Some stuff that I have worked with mostly for a longer period of time - Ecrion XF designer, Altova XMLSpy / Stylevision, oXygen XML editor, Stylus Studio, XEP, Xalan, Saxon, Apache FOP, Ibex, xsltproc, EXSLT, MSXML, MSXSL, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Orbeon XForms, Docbook (Authoring and XSLT), DITA OT, HL7, FMPXMLRESULT, WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, eXist Native XML database with XQuery Update, BaseX, XProc - An XML Pipeline Language.
Some modern stuff I play around with: Vagrant, Homebrew, PyCharm, RVM, RubyMine, PHPBrew, Ubuntu, Oracle VirtualBox, Mean.io, PyPI, Soundflower, uTorrent, Sublime Text, Atom.io, Firefox Developer Edition, Google Chrome Canary, Seamonkey, GitHub for Mac, Opera, Opera Beta, Xamarin, Aptana, Xcode, Linux, Bash, Dos, RubyMotion, MobiRuby, Ruboto, IntelliJ, Bit Defender, Clamscan, 3 types of VPN's (only 2 now), Brackets, Elementary OS, Lubuntu, Fedora, Windows 8, Windows 10 preview (previously), Linux Mint, openSUSE, Xubuntu, Eclipse...
Some of the gems I started working with - nokogiri, prawn, prawn-table. I have this new idea for a new Ruby Github project....
Interested in working with MongoDB, XQuery, JSONiq, MarkLogic, Phalcon PHP, Yii Framework, NoSQL, HHVM, Zend Framework, AngularJS, Big Data, Rails, Django, Zope, Plone, Altova server products (Raptor XML, Flowforce, MapForce, Stylevision) - come on make me a job offer!
I'm in love with Ruby, she is so elegant and beautiful, I never want to leave her...!!!
My Commando skills at work -> https://twitter.com/Upwork/status/372430242830647296