Ionuț Staicu, SOLID Developer in Constanța, Constanța County, Romania
Ionuț Staicu

SOLID Developer in Constanța, Constanța County, Romania

Member since February 12, 2019
Passionate about everything development-related, Ionuț has been a professional developer since 2006. Over the years, he has gained experience in various languages and technologies, including SCSS, PHP, JavaScript, OOP, SOLID Principles, and more.
Ionuț is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • aLookingGlass Limited
    PHP, JavaScript, Linux, Nginx, HTTP Server
  • WP Tutoring
    PHP, Vue.js, Backbone.js, WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress REST API...
  • iiD
    Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), WordPress...

Experience

Location

Constanța, Constanța County, Romania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Sublime Text, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...system I've built is a system that makes searching tens of thousands of documents a breeze by parsing PDFs and sending the content to an Elasticsearch instance.

Employment

  • Web Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    aLookingGlass Limited
    • Configured servers and gathered all the sites of the company, which decreased the company costs by up to 80% every year.
    • Streamlined deployments, which now are an automated, one-click process.
    • Implemented redesigned layouts that match the current company direction.
    • Implemented public advertisements and banner reporting functionality.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Linux, Nginx, HTTP Server
  • PHP Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    WP Tutoring
    • Developed a solution that integrates Apache Tika with Elastic Search (Swiftype App Search) to easily find content within tens of thousands of documents.
    • Set up scripts in order to streamline the deployment process.
    • Developed integration with Algolia that allows users to search for media items.
    Technologies: PHP, Vue.js, Backbone.js, WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress REST API, Pantheon, WPEngine, Elastic, Algolia
  • Web Developer

    2009 - PRESENT
    iiD
    • Set up custom Git and CI integration to automatically assure high code quality.
    • Built mobile application using hybrid technologies like Cordova and PhoneGap.
    • Built custom WordPress plugins that assured integration with external services (e.g. Salesforce, YouTube).
    • Developed complex solutions on both the front end and back end, mostly with WordPress.
    • Wrote clean and efficient JavaScript, PHP, and SCSS code.
    Technologies: Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), WordPress, JavaScript, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2008 - 2020
    Fabvla Inc.
    • Streamlined deployment of applications to live servers.
    • Built custom WordPress plugins and custom WordPress themes.
    • Migrated custom CMS databases to WordPress by reverse-engineering the old DB structure.
    • Built custom REST endpoints for mobile applications.
    • Wrote a PhoneGap app for Android, iOS, and Windows mobile. The whole app was built using TDD methodology.
    Technologies: WPML, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Backbone.js, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Git

Experience

  • Handlebar for WordPress
    https://github.com/iamntz/handlebars.wp

    I always focus on code quality, and usually mixing PHP and HTML is not a good idea.

    Therefore, I've created a wrapper that will allow complete separation of the two responsibilities.

    Clean PHP, clean HTML for all!

  • Jubiter Blog

    Corporate blog with basic functionality. My responsibilities were to implement Sketch designs into WordPress, migrate data from a non-WP CMS and manage an automatic deploy method.

  • homeX Front-end
    http://www.homex.ro

    homeX is a store of interior design items. My job was to implement PSD designs into HTML and later on, to integrate HTML designs into Laravel template engine.

  • DWF Agency
    https://dwf.ro

    DWF is a local SEO Agency, which needed an implementation of a certain set of PSD into WordPress. We ended up using Elementor for block layouts, with a bunch of custom widgets for this plugin, developed by myself.

  • Audrie & Daisy Movie Site (Client: IID)
    http://www.audrieanddaisy.com

    Audrie & Daisy is a real-life drama movie about two teenage girls that were sexually assaulted and the impact of this event on their friends and families.

    The theme was created from client's designs and fine-tuned to match the expected functionality.

  • Foundation Cini (Client: Fabvla)
    https://www.cini.it

    I developed both a REST API for a mobile app, the whole front-end and focused on a user-friendly back-end. All the content is manageable via WP.

    Besides that, I migrated the old DB (custom CMS) to WordPress.

    Technologies used: Handlebars, ES6, REST API, Carbon Fields, WPML

  • Fondazione Benetton (Client: Fabvla)
    http://www.fbsr.it

    On Benetton Foundation I've implemented designs into site, developed REST API endpoints for a mobile app, developed custom ACF Fields and migrated old DB (custom CMS) to WordPress.

    Plugins & Technologies used: WPML, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Handlebars

  • WP Plugin: Page Siblings
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-siblings/

    A small admin widget that will display all siblings of a page. Super useful on medium-to-large sites, when there is a hierarchy with several pages on the same level.

  • Marius Cucu' Blog
    http://mariuscucu.ro

    A WordPress restyling that involved color uniformization, a couple of custom Gutenberg blocks, and a dark mode while focusing on performance. At the moment of release, the Lighthouse score was over 95 points.

  • Felder Gruppe
    https://felder-gruppe.ro/

    Felder is a manufacturer of wood-working machinery. The site is a combination of a presentation site, a portfolio and a collection of success stories from Felder clients.

    My job was to implement PSD designs into WordPress while taking care of maintaining an easy to use admin UI. I also took care of creating a multi-environment setup for Live and Staging, to allow editors to manage content and test new features in a private area while deploying automatically to Live servers when changes are approved.

  • Alexandrian Witchcraft
    https://alexandrianwitchcraft.org/

    As a WordPress developer, I was in charge of making the site responsive, integrating with Algolia, MapBoxGL, Woo Commerce, Dokan (although these last two launches were delayed), tweaking Buddy Press to match the look and feel of the site.

    Additionally, I took care of moving the site to a freshly configured server, setting up automatic backups and streamlined the update process.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, SCSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, WordPress REST API, React, Backbone.js, Google APIs, BuddyPress, Vue.js
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Responsive Development, REST, Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, DigitalOcean, Linux, Pantheon, Algolia
  • Other

    Elementor, Responsive Design, Responsive UI, SOLID, OOP Designs, Bootstrap UI, WPEngine, Servers, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Dokan, HTTP Server
  • Frameworks

    ZURB Foundation, Genesis Framework, Laravel, Lumen, PHPUnit
  • Tools

    Git, WPML, GitHub, PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Vim Text Editor, Grunt.js, Gulp.js, Nginx, Elastic
  • Storage

    MySQL

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