Anton Kanevsky, PHP Developer in East Meadow, NY, United States
Anton Kanevsky

PHP Developer in East Meadow, NY, United States

Member since March 28, 2016
Anton is a professional software engineer with passion for developing clean and efficient code. He has proven ability to deliver complex projects using a variety of platforms. He is dedicated to being up to date with regards to industry knowledge and technical skills. His attention to detail brings high quality to all his work.
Anton is now available for hire




East Meadow, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Notepad++, Windows 7

The most amazing...

...project I've developed was an algorithm that allows for processing of conditional directives and loops in static templates.


  • Freelance Web Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Private Client
    • Converted existing HTML templates to a responsive and mobile-first design.
    • Revised the user interface so that portions of pages are updated dynamically when possible instead of refreshing the entire page on every action.
    • Internationalized the application by developing a language and phrase management system.
    • Optimized the existing code so that it runs more quickly and consumes fewer resources.
    • Performed migration from a traditional to a cloud based environment.
    • Implemented a multi-server backup configuration that automates backups and brings them all to one place.
    • Used Git to manage the versioning of code.
    • Developed a system of shell scripts for automated deployment of proper Git branches to target environments.
    Technologies: Mustache, Bootstrap, Smarty, Bash, Git, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Web Developer

    2012 - 2013
    PR Worldwide, Inc.
    • Assisted in the development of a new generation press release distribution system.
    • Developed integrations with various partner services.
    • Assisted in eliminating bugs and security holes in the existing application.
    • Maintained the servers and implemented an automated multi-server backup solution.
    • Implemented cron jobs with an automated locking mechanism that prevents data corruption.
    • Used Subversion to manage the versioning of code.
    • Interviewed and evaluated potential candidates for additional developer positions.
    Technologies: Bash, Smarty, Subversion (SVN), Node.js, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2012
    National Reading Styles Institute
    • Implemented a web based learning management system that aims to improve student literacy levels.
    • Followed written specifications to implement an algorithm that automatically manages student progress through the program.
    • Developed graphical reports that present student progress statistics to teachers.
    • Implemented role- and permission-based administrative features.
    • Worked as a junior developer, as a team lead, and as the only developer at different times during the project.
    • Eventually became responsible for all aspects of the platform’s development, as well as the management of underlying hosting services.
    Technologies: Bash, Subversion (SVN), jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2003 - 2010
    Various Private Clients
    • Developed a content management system for creative writing. This system included a self-publication mechanism with articles, comments, ratings, reviews, and an administrative interface. Integrated it with an existing bulletin board engine, and developed a variety of custom plugins for it.
    • Built a content management system for culinary recipes. This system included a self-publication mechanism with recipes, comments, ratings, articles, and an administrative interface. Integrated it with an existing bulletin board engine, and developed a variety of custom plugins for it.
    • Created a guestbook with an administrative interface for an otherwise static homepage.
    • Wrote a stock symbol tracker plugin for an existing bulletin board engine.
    • Programmed a mini content management system for administering a person's homepage.
    • Developed other projects of varying sizes and complexities for private clients.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP


  • Gulp: A Web Developer's Secret Weapon for Maximizing Site Speed (Publication)
    When dealing with web-based projects that run in the production environment, being able to build and deploy changes quickly is a top priority. However, repetitive processes such as building front-end assets, when not automated, can be prone to critical errors. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Anton Kanevsky shows us how Gulp can solve various challenges of build automation through simple JavaScript routines.


  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XML, Bash Script, Bash, Sass, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Laravel, Smarty, AngularJS, PHPUnit, Yii, Laravel 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Google Chart API, Node.js, Laravel Elixir, SendGrid API, Twitter API, jQuery UI, Mustache
  • Tools

    TortoiseSVN, apiDoc, Adminer, PhpMyAdmin, SourceTree, Firebug, Subversion (SVN), Git, Trello, Notepad++, Composer, Bower, Postman, Eclipse IDE, Postfix, Sendmail, Gulp, Vim Text Editor, phpDocumentor
  • Paradigms

    RESTful Development, Database Design, Design Patterns, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Refactoring, Functional Testing, Unit Testing
  • Platforms

    LAMP, Rackspace, Windows 7, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Traditional Servers, Linux, Mailgun
  • Storage

    Database Administration (DBA), JSON, MySQL, FlatFile, Database Transactions, SQLite
  • Other

    Data Migration, SMTP, SSH, FTP, SSL, Ajax, HTTP, Search & Replace, Internationalization, Query Optimization, RESTful APIs, Documentation, Writing & Editing, Linux Server Configuration, POP3, IMAP, Dovecot, PHPDoc, Minification, Obfuscation, Data-level Security, Caching


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, New York, United States

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