I’ve written my first PHP web application in 2002 and stuck to it over the years. Only that now I’m doing it the right way.
I switched from Zend Framework to Laravel a few years ago and never looked back. Its simply the best PHP framework out there and has a healthy ecosystem.
I have worked on hundreds of WordPress websites over the years and am an experienced WordPress developer.
I wouldn’t call myself a designer but I enjoy creating beautiful and functional designs with HTML and CSS. I’m familiar with Bootstrap, SemanticUI and other CSS frameworks.
I’m a big fan of JQuery. However, I’m not scared of using Vue.js.
Needless to say, MySQL is part of my stack, too.
I’m fascinated by MongoDB and have mainly used it as additional data store (e. g. for logging) in addition to MySQL.
I’m even more fascinated by Redis. So far I’ve been using it with Laravel Queues, as Cache and for rate limiting.
Ansible is my tool of choice for provisioning servers.
If you want to truly understand search engines, you should read Elastic Search’s docs. That’s what I did. I have also used Elastic Search as part of Laravel applications.
SpaCy is a Natural Language Processing library written in Python. As there is no equivalent in PHP, SpaCy is my tool of choice.
Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control Chrome (the web browser). It’s the best tool for web scraping and testing web apps.
Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents.
I’ve used plenty of other technologies in the past and am always trying out new things.