I’m a software developer who runs Scribophile, an online writing group for serious writers, Writerfolio, an online writing portfolio service for freelancers, and Standard Ebooks, a publisher of beautifully-illustrated public-domain ebooks.

About Me

Alex CabalHi there! My name is Alex, and I’m a software developer.

I developed and run a site for writers called Scribophile, a service for online writing portfolios called Writerfolio, and a publisher of beautifully-illustrated public-domain ebooks called Standard Ebooks. I also maintain phpbestpractices.org, a guide to common and confusing PHP tasks, and a handful of small Thunderbird extensions. On occasion I freelance for projects and clients that interest me.

In the past I’ve made software for companies like HP, Xerox, and Break Media. Most of my work at these places was in a .NET environment working on web applications with a focus on high load and scalability.

My more recent work, including Scribophile, is on the LAMP stack. I’ve done a lot of work in the .NET environment, but my heart is in open-source software.

If you need a hand on a software project, get in touch with me and I’ll see how I can help you out. Even if I can’t be of help, I might know someone who can!

Contact Me

Drop me a line at: my short first name (four letters) at this domain.

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You can also find me at LinkedIn, Hacker News, Facebook, GitHub, and Scribophile.