php|architect Article: Good (PHP) Help is Hard To Find

// April 1st, 2011 // PHP, Professional

In this month’s php|architect there is an article written by yours truly entitled “Good (PHP) Help is Hard To Find.”  Here is the synopsis:

There is a huge difference in a PHP developer and someone who “knows PHP.”  If you are looking for a job, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd to get noticed as a qualified professional PHP developer?  The answer is simple.  You have to build your geek cred.

It is the first time I have ever been “published” in a real way.  I was extremely nervous about writing the article, and am now even more nervous about how my PHP community brethren will receive it, but I thought I did a pretty good job on my first REAL writing piece.  I hope that the article is helpful to PHP developers looking to land a job and those of us just looking to improve our own skills.

It is kinda awesome though…knowing that the “who’s who” of the PHP community will be reading something I wrote.  Let’s just hope I didn’t screw it up too much.  Check it out at  My article is in the March edition, but if you are a professional PHP developer, you would be well served to purchase a yearly subscription.  Well worth the money.

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