For Developers

While it'll probably be a few more years before I could consider myself skilled enough to mentor, don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions that you think I could help with.

NW Arkansas / Oklahoma (local) developers, especially -- you're always welcome to see if I have any free time to look over anything, or meet over a cup of coffee.

If you're looking into starting a new PHP-based project, I'd highly recommend looking into Composer and Slim Framework.

For Freelance Developers

Disclaimer: I'm not giving legal advice here, just notes from my own experience. If you need legal advice, review your contract for mediation and arbitration clauses and contact an attorney in the state referred to in your contract.

If you're new to freelance development, here are some quick tips:

  • Always (at minimum) have a contract with:
    • a description of the services to be performed to prevent feature-creep
    • a description of payment terms, dates, and late fees
    • at least some partial payment up-front
    • what to do if a dispute arises -- always put the issues in writing
    • follow up with emails reciting details of any non-written part of / change to the contract
    • a clause and process for modification / extension of the contract
  • Be selective of your clientele -- don't hesitate to stand up for yourself or your ideals
  • Never continue to work without timely payment according to your contract -- this can lead to unrecoverable losses

Above all: strive to constantly improve at this craft. If you want some recommendations for things to look into, don't hesitate to send me an email.

Resources || Some things I've found along the way

The Basics


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Interesting Stuffs