About

My name is David Behler, I was born in 1984, I live in Cologne, Germany and this is my blog! As you can read about my social life at many other places (see the links below), for now I mainly devote this blog to everything related to coding/my projects.

Education:
After finishing school in spring 2004 I trained as a software developer at a local company (EXEC Software Team GmbH) from early fall 2004 till summer 2007. In fall 2007 I started studying information systems at the university of Cologne. While studying I already worked part time as a web developer and in April 2010 I quit studying entirely (or rather put it on hold) and since then I work full-time for my own company I founded back in fall 2009.

Coding:
My first steps in coding were around 11th grade (approx. in 2001) when we had computer science classes in school and started with small programs in Delphi. Since then I have tried several other languages, e.g. Pascal, Visual Basic, Java(script), SQL, PHP and came to like PHP in combination with Javascript and SQL the best. Web-application are easy to create and you can archieve nearly as much as with a desktop-application.

In 2008 I came across CodeIgniter, a lightweight framework for PHP. Even though I had to get used to the (more or less) strict OOP/MVC approach it takes, I love it by now and use it for most of my project. About the same time a friend of mine introduced me to Prototype, a Javascript framework. It’s really easy to implement and allows for easy AJAX magic in your applications … especially in combination with other libraries like scritp.aculo.us.

In the last 2 years I’ve completely replaced Prototype with jQuery and don’t regret it for a second. jQuery is intuitive, flexible and offers all kinds of helpful functions that make my life easier.

Me and the web:
It’s quite a while since I started surfing the net back in the 90s using a crappy 14.4 dial-up connection. It all started with sending emails, chatting and surfing every website I could get a hand on. Somewhen in 2000 or 2001 I came across GameSports, a german online radio that was centered on gaming. In late 2001 I joined them and hosted my own radio shows on a regular basis. As being only a host wasn’t enough for me I started to take more responsibiliy and became head of the radio team. In 2007 I quit my work in the radio team and switched to being a administrator on most of the GameSports forums (a job I had helped out with before on several occasions). By now most of my online activity is reduced to coding related stuff, reading blogs/news and staying in touch with friends.

What else to say?
I like the usual stuff like partying, meeting friends, watching movies, reading books, listening to music and all the other stuff everyone else names.

Working with me:
As a freelancer getting hired by people/companies is the sole thing that keeps this arrangement going. If no one hires me, then I don’t make any money and gotta find myself a full-time job with a company.. And who wants that? So if you are interested in working with me, feel free to contact me in whatever way you see fit. The contact form below might be a good place to start! We can discuss rates and hours once I know what your project is about.

Links:
Facebook
, XING, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub

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