Altaf Hussain is an electrical engineer on paper and a software engineer at heart. He is an e-commerce and mobile applications enthusiast. He acquired his BE degree in electrical engineering (with specialization in computers and communication) from Pakistan. He then worked for numerous organizations as a backend developer and moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a software engineer.
Currently, Altaf is working in the fashion industry at Shy7lo.com. He manages dedicated servers, different VPSes, Staging Servers, and GitLab instances for fast deployment. As a senior team member, he is responsible for creating cross-platform mobile applications and APIs. He also works on different caching systems, such as Varnish and Full Page Cache. In his free time, Altaf writes posts for http://www.programmingtunes.com.
Dilanka Somarathne has worked with the LAMP stack for 2 years. He always tries to learn something new. He performs experiments in PHP to find out the best PHP framework for programming. He also conducted a tech talk session in benchmarking several PHP frameworks at his previous organization, thinkCube Systems, for which he received good feedback from the audience and appreciation from other technical leads and architects. Dilanka has experience of working on Laravel, Zend Framework 2, CodeIgniter, and Phalcon. He has worked on Node.js and Angular projects too.
Phalcon is a new and very fast PHP framework. He started following and learning Phalcon after he attended a Phalcon meetup. As his first step, he created a small application with Phalcon. Because of his amazing experience with the application, he was able to get a clear idea about it.