@madpilot rants

Wanted: Dead or Alive. Some PHP developers

I’m in a bit of a predicament at the moment. As many of you know, I’m back doing the web consultancy thing full time again after a 18 month hiatus. I made a couple of rules that I’m trying hard not to break:

  1. I’m not supporting PHP4
  2. I’m not supporting or modifying badly written OpenSource projects¬† (basically crossing out WordPress, osCommerce or phpBB jobs)

Which (maybe un-)suprisingly I get asked for a lot. As a result, I’m looking for some PHP developers that haven’t become totally jaded by years of PHP4 abuse that I can sub-contract out to. I’d say I’m looking for mid-level developers, I’ll be there to help out find out WHAT needs to be done, and HOW it should be done – I just need someone to actually do the work.

I’m pretty anal about coding standards and software practice, so things like SVN are a must. I have a development server if you need an environment to work in.

If you think you might fit the bill, and want to work with someone who’s been around the development block a few times, email me on myles@madpilot.com.au with a short CV and your rates.

1 comment

  1. I'm with you, it's getting more and more difficult to justify supporting old technologies, and it's nearly impossible to make a living modifying and extending phpBB, Wordpress, or Drupal and Joomla. I've found that the profit margin on those jobs is too thin, while the headache is too great. Anyway, sounds like we are on the same wavelength. I'd say I fit the bill. I've been doing this for 16 years, but don't worry, I'm not expensive. Take a look at my site, let me know if you're interested. My resume's under "about". Thanks.

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