Looking for PHP developer work - remotely, or in South Island/Wellington areas

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Rob Attfield

May 21, 2017, 7:10:39 PM5/21/17
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Hi everyone,

I hope your weekends have been going well (hopefully not trapped in snow drifts on the Desert Road)?

I have just seen this users group for the first time, and thought to reach out to you all regarding potential web developer opportunities. I am seeking, primarily, junior-level positions within the South Island/Wellington regions, or opportunities that allow me to work remotely. 

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, and 2-3 years industry experience in various I.T-related (mainly development) positions. I love working on LAMP stacks, and consider myself more of a back-end specialist; however, I know how to piece together HTML layouts and CSS designs - and also working with Javascript frameworks such as jQuery and BackboneJS, PHP is the language I work with on a frequent basis, and also the one I have the most experience with - Laravel being my favourite framework thus far.

I spend copious amounts of hours every week pouring over dev-related news, and experimenting with different ways of doing things. When I'm not doing this, I work on various open-source projects to keep my dev-brain ticking over. I am very passionate about being a developer, and I would really like to continue progressing my I.T career forward - some day, I'd love to be the more senior guy who helps mentor others like myself to being the best they can be. If I am given the chance to again, I would love to put these words into action.

Besides I.T and coding, I have a long interest in cricket. I played as an opening bowler and lower-order batsman for a few seasons, and also helped out with my son's cricket team when the season's on. Walks among native bush are a favourite of mine too - they really help after spending hours working on a particular coding project. I also watch various other sports as well - mostly rugby league and union, soccer, and sometimes athletics. 

Although I'm not a naturally overt person, I do love interesting discussions, and generally love a good laugh (playing Cards Against Humanity with past coworkers was a highlight of mine). I love to be focused, although I always leave that door open if people need my input on anything. I am also just as comfortable working on my own as much as in a team.

Even if you do not currently have any suitable developer opportunities, feel free to network with me. I am looking at improving and building on my network, so feel free to get in touch.

Have a great week!


Web: https://www.robertattfield.com

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GitHub: https://github.com/rattfieldnz

StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/users/678629/rob


Mike Gielb

Nov 15, 2017, 10:17:29 PM11/15/17
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Hi Rob and other PHP Persons

Found this group just now when I was looking for info on Modsec 390707  !
Hope you are doing ok.

My problem : My system is running in PHP 5.2 and I have seen that if I change to 5.3 - 5.6 it does not work properly in some areas.

Sometimes it needs to process 300 or so records that are on the screen where the user can change numbers in any of three fields in a record.
There might be many records changed before save is pressed. Sometimes might only be one or two records changed.
It has been working perfectly in 5.2 for a few years - but when I test with any other version it will only update the first 200 records.

I've known about this for a while but don't know if it is a variable or the coding - there is no error message - just happened to spot it some time ago when testing.



Dan Wallis

Nov 15, 2017, 10:46:40 PM11/15/17
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Hi Mike

You may be running into the 'max_input_vars' parameter which was
introduced in 5.3.9.
I suspect that each of your records corresponds to 5 parameters, and
since the default for this setting is 1000, that may be why you're
seeing only the first 200 records.

I'm sure others will have ideas if this doesn't solve your problem.

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Mike Gielb

Nov 22, 2017, 6:11:04 PM11/22/17
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Thanks Dan !! That was it. the parameter is enforced in 5.3 and on
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