I’m Paul Herron
and I’m a web developer. I build online applications
with tools like CakePHP and jQuery.
SHOWstudio website rebuild
Working with front-end developer Sally Northmore, I built the SHOWstudio website in CakePHP. Notable features include search, a calendar system, online store and a custom-built blog, all manageable through an intuitive admin panel.
I played a key role in the site’s development, having input on issues like how content would be structured and what features would be present. I was solely responsible for the back-end build. As well as coding the site, this included a large data migration effort, pulling nearly a decade's worth of content out of the old site. I also took care of the new site's deployment to a scalable web hosting platform, Amazon EC2.
The site makes heavy use of Cake’s plugin architecture, server-side caching and shell script functionality.View project
I’ve also recently built
A very brief CV
Computer Administration. Full grasp of workflows on Linux- and Windows-based systems. Solid command-line knowledge. Experience with git, cron, rsync and similar utilities. Ability to administer Nginx, Apache, PHP, MySQL and related services. Good knowledge of virtual computing platforms such as Amazon EC2.
July 2009 - Present
Back End Developer, SHOWstudio.
Description: Writing code to power the SHOWstudio website and related projects. Maintaining legacy code and managing the transition to a redeveloped, CakePHP-powered website. Building and managing virtual and dedicated servers.