linux

First used: 
2007
Experience: 
3

Linux has been my sole web development platform since 2007. I do all of my work on a local LAMP server and upload it upon completion. I chose to do it this way, rather than use something like WAMP, because I wanted my work environment to be as close to my production environment as possible. I tend to use Virtual Machines to set up Linux machines to do my work at home, and keep my work computer as purely running Linux. Because of this, I am extremely comfortable in Linux, both through the GUI and through command line.

Corporate Intranet

During my time at BDI, I built and maintained a large corporate intranet that managed over 7,000 clients and 500 employees (as of Nov 2011). The system was built from scratch on a custom PHP framework that was heavily modified over the years to handle the changes in requirements. The system started as a pure PHP / HTML system, but incorporated XSL in 2008 when I began to use that heavily. The system allows both employees and clients to log on to view their status, post support tickets, view notes and many other features.