Joel has been a web developer for five years . His first web job was supposed to be a graphic designer trainee. But in less than a week, his Dutch employer assigned him as a PHP developer, a role which was vacated unexpectedly. From then on, he immersed himself more in coding than in designing.
He handled web-based financial software in PHP. If only he already knew CodeIgniter that time, web development would have been more pleasant. Nonetheless, the project taught him complex SQL queries and business logic.
In addition, he also handled WordPress/jQuery powered websites integrated to third-party auto-responder.
Many developers are passionate in getting their feet into Ruby on Rails. By twist, a US-based company hired him as a back-end developer for their client management app using the eminent web framework. The next company had him expand an email broadcasting system.
At present, he is doing PHP stuff in Dubai, UAE.
When he isn’t programming or reading, he must be hooked on photography.