The title of this blog comes from ergophobia the irrational fear of work. It’s tongue in cheek, I am of course, not actually afraid of work, but if modern tools and practices will save me a ton of it, I’ll be happy to take them on board.
I am a thirty-something year old, full stack developer working in the South West of Ireland. My main strength would probably be in PHP, while I have gained experience with many frameworks and libraries over the last 15 years, most of my work over the last few years has been done in Laravel. I have experience in testing, debugging, architecture and have created everything from bespoke e-commerce platforms to restful api’s and sass apps. I have been writing html & css for more than 20 years, and I am perfectly comfortable creating modern sites and utilising current tools and frameworks, such as sass and bootstrap.
While it’s never anything I really set out to learn, and I just kind of picked things up on the way, in most companies I have worked for, I have been the one who has been responsible for tasks that, in a larger outfit, would fall into a DevOps role. I have experience in most facets of DevOps, CI, versioning, testing, monitoring etc. My typical dev stack involves git, vagrant, puppet and codeship.