Thor Melsted
Sherman Oaks, CA

I have more than 15 years of experience writing PHP code, Object Oriented, Procedural and Functional.

My experience is varied, though mostly rooted in PHP/MySql. I've also written scripts using shell, python and perl and have created applications.

Database construction and optimization is one of my specialties. I've taken commercial applications and optimized search methods to cut search times. In one particular instance by as much as 833,000 percent when I took the search time down from 25 seconds to 0.003 seconds by rethinking the search algorithm.

As you can probably see from this page - while I can easily take others' designs and make them work, I don't spend much time on graphic design.