Software Development Engineer
PHP web developer with experience working on 50+ different websites/web applications. My experiences range from a musicians portfolio website to online directories, from e-commerce to a transportation routing and pricing application. I have worked in WordPress, Drupal, OpenCart, OSCommerce, Magento, CakePHP, and the CodeIgniter framework. I have also had extensive experience working with custom PHP sites and applications.
I have recently been working in test automation. I have been building a suite of testing functionality in a PHP-based system called Behat which helps you do business driven development (BDD). In working with Behat I have made some contributions back to the community. These can be found on my GitHub profile at https://github.com/pthurmond.
I have also been learning the Laravel PHP framework and working with PHP Composer. My goal is to build a custom application in Laravel over the next few weeks and months for my own personal use before branching out into more public applications.
I am very active in community based learning and contributions. Not only with what I have done on GitHub, but also in the Drupal community (https://drupal.org/user/269677), and on Stack Exchange (http://stackoverflow.com/users/306295/pthurmond). I have also been active on other sites and forums off and on throughout the years. I do spend some time on XDA Developers forums, but I am not yet helping others on there much.