Top Command line Developers of May 2017

Owner and Developer at InfiniteInternet.ca

PHP and LAMP based backend developer and senior software systems engineer. Guru of frontend MVC and state logic environments a la Angular.js, Backbone.js, and FaceBook react.js Also, can be available for help with Node.js, Ruby on Rails or Django / Python based web applications.

15+ years experience as employee/consultant for US/Indian firms; Python, C, Linux, SQL, Web, REST, open source. Made a PDF creation toolkit for Python; Fellow at Python Software Foundation; tech article writer.

Long time software developer, consultant and trainer. Published author of technical articles. Fellow at Python Software Foundation. Also once nearly swam from India to Burma. Ask me about that :) Web site: https://vasudevram.github.io Profile: http://jugad2.blogspot.in/p/about-vasudev-ram.html Read the advice at the link below; apply it when you contact me, and take it in a positive way :-) I believe in win-win situations. Life is too short for anything else. https://www.codementor.io/tips/0643378271/how-to-ask-smart-questions Skilled software developer, consultant and trainer, with 15+ years experience in many tech areas. Published author of technical articles on Python, C, Linux, on IBM, Packt Publishing, and other sites/magazines. Creator of a popular Python open source library for PDF creation. Contributor to Python ecosystem via open source projects, articles and many blog posts. Current skills: Python, Flask, SQL databases, C, Linux / Unix shell scripting, REST, open source tools and libraries, software and database design, software testing, PDF generation, PDF text extraction. Have worked for large US and Indian enterprises as well as for startups, in roles of employee (developer, team leader, project manager) and consultant. I like teaching and mentoring. At various times from the start of my career to the present, have taught software subjects formally / informally, as a high school computer teacher, private computer institute instructor, given training to corporate clients of companies I worked for, and to my own corporate / individual clients as an independent consultant. My blog http://jugad2.blogspot.com (from 2008) has many posts on software topics, including frequent Python posts - see http://jugad2.blogspot.com/search/label/python , which are regularly syndicated on Planet Python - http://planet.python.org . Business web site: https://vasudevram.github.io (see Home, Products, Services, About, and Contact pages there). Email: vasudevram@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasudevram Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/vasudevram Skype: vasudevram Elected member of the Python Software Foundation: https://www.python.org/psf/members/ . Members are elected based on contributions to the Python language / community / ecosystem. Creator of xtopdf, a Python toolkit for PDF creation, used by Packt Publishing (UK), Software Freedom Law Center (US), and ESRI (NL), among others. xtopdf can convert many input formats to PDF for business reports, and can also create PDF e-books from text or XML. I add support for more input formats to it once in a while. Good online overview of xtopdf (links in slides give more info): http://slides.com/vasudevram/xtopdf xtopdf project on Bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram/xtopdf Independent developer, consultant, trainer with many years experience in a variety of technologies. Worked for leading American and Indian product and project software companies, both big and small, earlier - Veritas Software (now Symantec) and Infosys Technologies among them. Python, C, SQL, Ruby (not recent), databases, Linux and open source technologies are some key strengths, built over many years of real-life projects. Working on D (DLang) too. PDF generation in Python is an area of specialization; I wrote a product for it, xtopdf, which is used by some organizations in the US, UK and NL ,among others. Can help with automated PDF generation and PDF text extraction, having done some work on both areas. Published author of technical articles on IBM developerWorks, Packt Publishing site, and Linux For You magazine. Article for IBM developerWorks, "Developing a Linux command-line utility" (in C), got an average 4-star rating (out of max. 5) over many reviews. Some companies (e.g. Tellytopia, one of my clients, acquired by Concurrent Systems) have used it as a guide to create production Linux command-line utilities. See: http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2014/09/my-ibm-developerworks-article.html - about the artlcie, and a link to it, and: http://jugad2.blogspot.in/2014/10/print-selected-text-pages-to-pdf-with.html - example of using the utility with my xtopdf toolkit to perform a real-life task. I can help with command-line utility development in C / D / Python / Ruby (on UNIX / Linux / Windows). My open source software projects on Bitbucket (xtopdf, PDFXMLRPC, PySiteCreator, pipe_controller, etc.): https://bitbucket.org/vasudevram

I create utility belts for freedom.

Hey there, my name is Toby. I eat insights for breakfast. After breakfast, I go and create things that help people experience more freedom in life. Let me tell you what happens behind the scenes: I actually create things using technology and code. I always have, since I was 12 years old. That's why I consider myself fit for duty on this fine platform. Bending the Matrix to my will always excited me. I know what it is like to struggle with technology, to spend hours searching for solutions to a problem. I know what it is like to feel the excitement when something works. I have been there. I believe that technology is an invaluable tool on your journey and I want to help you make the most of it. Growth never stops, this is a fundamental truth of life. I consider us equals, because you know something I don't, and I know something you don't. I am looking forward to helping you! Live long and prosper, Toby

Full Stack, *nix user, Pianist, College Dropout, Vegetarian, Jesus follower

Hi! My name is Ionică Bizău. If you're having problems pronouncing it, you can simply call me Johnny (that's how "Ionică" is translated in English). I work as full stack developer since 2012, with Node.js & JavaScript. Before that, I was creating WordPress sites and HTML/CSS apps. Currently I'm doing the best in Node.js (including command line tools), JavaScript, SVG (d3, svg.js). If I can help, I'll definitely do it, as long your app is not promoting things which tend to be potentially immoral. For example, I'm happy to help you build an e-shop, but I won't build an e-shop designed specifically for selling wine, since I'm against the use of alcohol for drinking. ♦ Node.js: 4 years of experience, ~600 packages published on NPM ♦ JavaScript: 4 years of experience, lots of libraries you can download freely (https://goo.gl/ewoQsK) ♦ English good enough to talk with everybody and understand each other ♦ GitHub Enthusiast (follow me: https://github.com/IonicaBizau) ♦ Git & GitHub power user ♦ Comfortable with MongoDB (especially, the native driver for Node.js) ♦ I will not charge you if I can't fix your issue. Why you can trust me: ★ I am vegetarian. I have never eaten meat. ★ I don't drink wine, beer etc etc. Never did it. :-) ★ I work 6 days, and I rest on the 7th day. That's why I am *not* available on Saturdays (specifically between Friday's sunset and Saturday's sunset, Romania time). ★ I sleep between ~9:30PM and ~6:00AM. Depending on your timezone I can wake up earlier if you book a session with me. ★ I am a piano player. ★ I use Linux and VIM.

Backend & DevOps guy, Automation guru, Certified Android Developer, GSoC 17 Mentor

I am a freelance developer currently working with Appbase.io on a contract basis. I expertise in Backend and Android development. (Weird combination, I know, right?) I have been programming for 6 years and I believe in code sanity as much as anything. I also do top-level competitive programming so my algorithm skills are pretty strong and so with me, you can be sure that the code created will be optimized and relatively bug free.

I <3 OSS and the Web!

A keen OSS supporter, Linux user and web platform hacker. Head of front-end engineering at Minute Media (90min.com, 12up.com, dbltap.com) and a family man :)

Full stack web applications with a focus on PHP/Laravel 5

Web apps on the LAMP stack. Technical co-founder skills including discovery, architecture, full-stack web development, QA, scaling, deployments, product management and how it all fits together. Passion for continuous learning.

Polyglot Developer driven to continuously learn

Hi my name is Drew. I am Co-founder and Developer at http://upte.ch. We are a consulting and contracting firm focus around Product, Design, and Development. If you are interested in what we do don't hesitate to reach out. We do work for startups as well as more substantial companies. In between our longer term engagements or mixed in-between our consulting engagements we fill our time by doing shorter term mentoring & freelancing. I started out working for a relatively large government contractor and after 6 years of working for them I decided to move into the startup world and get into projects where I would see more direct customer feedback. Throughout this time I have been focused primarily in the web app (Ruby, Python, JavaScript) and mobile app (iOS) space. I have been lucky enough to have opportunities to work and progress myself in my career with wonderful people up until my most recent gig for a pretty large startup, Acorns (http://acorns.com). There I acted as a Lead Software Engineer & Architect managing a small team of developers and acting as a individual contributor. I focused on migrating their platform to a micro-service oriented architecture and re-architecting the platform to support the always growing user base and new features. From there a number of friends/co-workers I have worked with over the last 12 years or so off and on decided it was time to start our own company, UpTech Works, LLC (http://upte.ch). I have been doing that since and filling the pockets of time with mentoring and freelancing.

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