Hello, World!

I am a web developer in training from the San Diego/Escondido area in Southern California, currently taking courses through a Google + Udacity online scholarship in addition to a Udemy course through instructor Edwin Diaz.

I will use this website to publish and share various projects that I am working on.

I have developed a few small websites and apps over the years but am currently working on further developing my skill set so that I can create more advanced projects and eventually land a job in this field, particularly with PHP/MySQL. Previously I have used my experience with the WordPress CMS to build sites for both individuals as well as businesses. I built two blogs for a large San Diego furniture chain called Jerome’s Furniture. I built both an internal company blog to keep employees up to date with company events as well as a public community site that allowed anyone in the world to keep up to date with the company’s charitable efforts.

I use PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and small bits of Python. I strongly believe in the power of “Googling it” til you make it. I learned C++ during my time at a community college but decided to focus on other languages that I can use in web applications. I started learning by Googling and watching YouTube videos and was amazed by how much you can learn with information so freely available on the internet. I now use Udacity in combination with online tutorials at Udemy and a few physical books on these languages.

My main “side project” at the moment is an app/website for creating a centralized wish list system that can be used by both small and large businesses while making it easier for users to discover new products they may have not even known they’d like.

When I have more to share, I will be sharing it here at Julian.xyz

You can follow me on Twitter for random ramblings at @ImJulianPerry