My name is Peter Tran. I have 10 years experience in the web development arena.

I read code. I maintain code. I build code. You can see what goes on in my head below:

My skillset

  • PHP/MySQL/Postgresql
  • Symfony2
  • Zend MVC framework
  • Joomla/Wordpress/Drupal/Magento (module/component development)
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Facebook App development
  • LAMP server OS administration (Ubuntu server, CentOS)
  • CDN/load balancing implementation
  • GIT/SVN version control
  • PhoneGap
  • Traction/Google/Soundcloud/Mailchimp API development
  • jQuery/Javascript
  • Adobe Photoshop PSD2XHTML

My technical disciplines

  • Application Security: Securing HTTP/s cookies, XSS, filter sanitisation, SSL management, cross-domain permissions and database encryption using token+salt mechanism.
  • REST API: HTTP AUTH, Communication over SSL, white listing, header checks and token auth with expiry measures taken.
  • Cross-browser testing: Primarily for IE6-IE9, Safari, Chrome, Firefox. iPhone and iPad handling for hover events via JS
  • Application performance:  Minify JS/CSS for production, static assets, expiry headers, image sprites, CDN implementation, VPS/Apache performance tweaks and utilise caching where necessary.
  • SEO: Reorder most relevant content within HTML in order of importance, keyword specific content on each page, long-tail content, promoting link juice organically and JS load in additional content unrelated to the targeted keywords. Tested using lynx browser to verify what search bots will see when indexing pages.
  • Management tools: Assembla, Harvest, Basecamp
  • Preferred development tools: MacOSX/Ubuntu, MAMP Pro, Sublime Text 2, Firebug, Utilu IE


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