I specialize in Python and PHP. I work on LAMP stack – enterprise grade, open source, low cost environment. I build on top of well known software development frameworks such as Django, WordPress, Symphony, OpenCart, CodeIgniter. I frequently integrate with third-party services such as PayPal, Amazon S3, Authorize.net, MailChimp, proprietary REST APIs and CLI programs.

Why use Python?

Python is a modern, mainstream, general-purpose, fourth-generation language. It is in the same class as languages as Ruby and Perl. It’s commonly used for high-level programming, such as scripting, interface between programs, web programming, network programming and user-interface development.

I use Python for both scripting and website development. I use Django framework for web development. Django is a mainstream, feature-reach environment, similar to Ruby on Rails. It is excellent for rapid development. It’s highly customizable and testable. The resulting applications can be easy to read even for people who do not know Python.

Some of the biggest websites that use Django (Python) are:

Why use PHP?

PHP is arguable the most popular programming language on the web. It has a huge library of tools, frameworks and applications. It’s supported by virtually every hosting environment. Most web-based APIs have explicit documentation and support for Python.

This amazing popularity of PHP means that I can very quickly create and deploy websites such as blogs, company portals and traditional e-commerce.