Sarah Rohl

I started programming in BASIC when I was in school, and from the first moment I was hooked. I've enjoyed learning various languages and programs through the years, starting with C, C++, VisualBasic, Database and Server Management. I worked with some proprietary languages, doing updates and squashing Y2K bugs for banks, department stores and various other companies' account systems.

After that, I moved my focus to developing online applications. I started with HTML, CSS and Javascript, then moved on to PHP. With PHP, I have had the pleasure of working with many frameworks and other products. Zen Cart, Drupal, Cakephp, and many others. I then decided to put my previous C and Basic skills to use with ASP.NET programming. For the last few years, I have been working as a freelance developer. This allows me to choose the type of projects that excite me the most.

I really enjoy guiding clients through the decision making process. It can be hard to translate a vision or an existing brick and mortar store into ones and zeroes, especially if you are not someone who enjoys learning new technologies. Being part of the process of mapping out how an application will work and what features it has with a client makes the whole site better. Often, ideas come up in that process that would make the administration much easier, using technology that the client never knew existed. As the client becomes more confident with what they are learning, it's encouraging to see them take the reins of their application and grow their business.

From my office on the East Coast, I work with a variety of clients all over the world, with projects of all sizes. I'm happy to help you decide what is the best direction to take your online business. Fill out my online contact form when you are ready to schedule a consultation.

Technologies I use:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • MySql
  • PHP
  • Zen Cart
  • Drupal
  • CakePHP
  • Smarty
  • phpizabi
  • Ruby on Rails
  • XML
  • FTP/SFTP
  • C, C++, C#
  • BASIC, VisualBasic, VB.NET
  • ASP.NET
  • InVision (from InterVoice, now Convergys)

In this business, it's important to keep up with the latest innovations. Right now I'm learning Ruby on Rails, Arduino programming and robot design, and learning to sign (ASL). Last quarter I learned about cryptography, the neuroscience behind how we learn languages, and got my TESOL certificate.

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