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About Rob Allen

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I am Rob Allen, technical director, project manager and software engineer. I also take photos.

I run my own company, Nineteen Feet where I provide development, ZF training and consultancy to clients.

DevNotes is my outlet for talking about development in PHP, Swift, Slim Framework, Apache OpenWhisk, Zend Framework and anything else that I am interested in.

I contribute to various Open Source projects including Slim Framework where I am the lead developer, along with OpenWhisk and Zend Framework.

I am the main author of Zend Framework in Action and contributed the Zend_Config core component in ZF1. I am a member of the Zend Framework Education Advisory Board which developed the Zend Framework certification exam. I was the Release Manager for Zend Framework 1 which is now end-of-life.

I have been a professional software engineer since 1995, when I graduated as an Electronic Engineer from The University of Birmingham in the UK. For six years I wrote C and C++ programs for Solaris, Linux and Windows for testing mobile radio networks. I then moved into web application programming.

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