Cambria Corporation. Computer Programming Services and Custom Software Development since 1984. Custom PHP Development Services since the 1990's
Our PHP programmers in the Philippines use this popular scripting language to create custom PHP programs and dynamic web pages.Contact Jaymar
If you are looking for help with your PHP project and if our 28 years experience in the custom software business (and more than a decade as a php web development company) is enough of a reference to just talk to us then you need not read further. Contact us here and let us know what you need. If you are not sure about our PHP development services or about Cambria then read on for a while and I will see if I can be helpful without being a bore.
While working on this page I thought I might make a statement about our Custom PHP programming services and scrolled through PHP searches on Google to have a look at what our competition says. My favorite was a statement that they can provide "web solutions of any complexity". "Trusted Leader", on the other hand, sounded a little scary. North Korea?
Not every site on a Google list is so full of overblown prose of course and I don’t mean to be unkind. But maybe being pretentious is part of PHP culture. The initials originally stood for “Personal Home Page”. With the tremendous success of PHP over the years the thought has been that it needs a more dignified name. PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. Get it? The first P is in the PHP itself. But pretentious or not it is a great programming tool.
As for us, we are a small band of 20 programmers in Mountain View and Manila. Most of us are in our Manila office in the Philippines which is where all of our PHP work is done these days. So for PHP at least we are an offshore company. We have thousands of projects under our belt. Most were done well, and appreciated, but I am not pretending that we have not made our share of mistakes. What you can depend upon is that we will do our best for you. And our best is pretty good I think. You can judge it by our testimonials – almost all (with the exception of one or two suspicious ones) taken directly from unsolicited emails sent to me by our customers.
Expert PHP programmer Ragini Yalamanchali heads our PHP efforts with the assistance of Jaymar Jayme. Ragini, a multi-talented programmer based in Cambria’s Ardmore, PA office has been programming in PHP for over 5 years and has many PHP programming projects under her belt. Jaymar, another php programmer, brings with him a wealth of PHP experience and is currently working with Ragini on several projects. Cambria's PHP clients have included NYU, Thelocalindex.com, and HIS.
Cambria is not simply a Custom PHP development company, it is a full service custom software and web development company. We have been creating dynamic web sites for a decade and a half. The web development industry moves fast and our web developers are presented with new web programming tools all the time. In the late 1990’s our web development company was using Classic ASP to develop websites such as the one you are looking at here. It is not the web development tool we would use today but since our site works fine there is no need to change for now. It is a good illustration of the “rotten but written” rule in our industry which says we shouldn’t change working software until there is a good reason to do so.
One reason to choose PHP is a variant on the theme “1 Billion Chinese can’t be wrong”. If it seems to you like everyone has been using PHP these days there is support for that view. According to John Koetsier it is possible that PHP is the leading web programming language. There are respectable claims that “35% of the web traffic is handled by PHP” . Another claim in Wikipedia is that 75% of websites use PHP! According to Roger Chapman 20 of “the top 40 most-visited websites” use PHP. Moreover most major content management systems are built in PHP (e.g., WordPress, Drupal and Joomla).
In other words PHP is popular and tested by time. This is important. PHP usually runs on the server and because of its popularity it is supported by virtually all platforms. Add that as freeware this an especially important element of the popularity itself because it comes for very little cost.
Maybe a better reason than following the crowd is to talk about what advantages PHP confers and whether its popularity is based upon something tangible that it has and the others don't. PHP is a server side scripting language. Nothing unusual about that. So was Classic ASP and so are Perl, Python and many other alternatives. In fact when you come down to the essentials there is no ultimate overriding advantage. Many say it is easier to learn because it shares with C the most popular syntax among computer languages. Others point to its assendancy over Perl having to do with its being a special purpose language focused from the start to script web pages - and hence for this purpose having an advantage over a more general tool. And so on.
In my view PHP has a collection of small advantages, and perhaps a language like Python has some over PHP. These things are subjects of fierce debate among those committed to one tool or another but matter mainly to new programmers faced with the chore of choosing one over another in which to specialize and hence influence the long term growth or decline of the lanugage. But to our clients the thing that matters is building the application they want and this can be done in many ways. What really matters is what skills do your in-house staff or trusted consultants have. And is there legacy code that has to be integrated? If that is PHP then it is hard to think of a better reason to use PHP. If it is something else then there should be a good reason to change.
If you are a PHP programmer with several years experience and are looking for another opportunity then please have a look at the "careers" section of our site to see PHP developers.
Leveling the playing field for small and medium sized businesses; this is the vision of thelocalindex.com. It is a free online community where local business owners can market their products and services.
After the beta launch, Cambria upgraded the site to keep it up to date with the current trends in web communities, such as user interaction through built in messaging system, Google Maps for store directions, customer discount coupons, advanced search for products and services, and the ability to share information on Myspace, Facebook, and Flickr. Upon registration, every user is given a secured page where they are able to create and manage their business profile, inventory of products and services, announcements, etc.
Technologies Used: PHP, MySQL
NYU needed a secure system to handle student council elections and other voting events. One of the main requirements was that it should run under a Linux platform. PHP was the best programming language option.
The NYU Elections module created by Cambria was integrated to NYUHome's Single Sign-On module using PHP. The Elections module has the ability to create and schedule an election, manage candidates and voters lists, manage the voting process for each voter and generate reports, tallies and results of an election.
Technologies Used: PHP, MySQL, Ajax
Custom PHP Programming on HIS Client Portal
Hospitality Information Services, Inc. (HIS) is an information service provider which collects the real-time reader board information from a number of hotel, resorts, and conference centers every day. This data is then analyzed for the clients to use in making effective business decisions. In order to provide secure access to this information, we have helped HIS in creating a client portal. HIS client portal is a secure online portal for clients to login and access the reports, design custom intelligence reports. We store all this information in the database. A client can add one or more users as part of their client portal account. Each user can be assigned a different access level to the portal. There are multiple levels of access in the portal. For example, download all reports, some of the reports, create custom reports etc. Each user can update his account information by logging into the portal. We have built this client portal system in PHP on a windows platform.
"Before I get your thoughts on something, I want you [Jaymar] to know how much we appreciate the work you've done for us so far and how responsive you have been and the great quality of your work!"
Michael BeDell, CEO, Barry Rhein and
Associates, San Jose, CA
"I'm really impressed with Ragini and your company. She has been great help to me."
Scott Waite, WebListers.net,
San Diego, CA
"I look forward to getting it done soon! By the way, I am sure you already know but Ragini is wonderful."
Patrick Van Slyke, Assisted Living Placement, Inc, Tustin, CA
"Chris and I wanted to thank you [Ragini] for your efforts on the recent NAPCO co-branding project. Your attention to detail, efforts, quick clear action and willingness to get the project done within budget was exceptional. It has been a pleasure working with you and working through any issues that we encountered.
This project was important to Semper/PrintWorkers and it was handled professionally by you and your organization."
"This project and its success encourages me to grow this division of our company as I feel secure we have a partner that appreciates what we deem important and works with us to see a positive outcome. Very exciting potential."
"Ok, enough for the politically correct stuff - Ragini you ROCK!!"
Brian Regan, Semper
International LLC , Boston, MA