Howdy!


PJ Brunet - Entrepreneur
It's PJ from Texas Coders, a boutique software shop in Austin, Texas. I create software from scratch, host Wordpress blogs, manage email lists, create content and graphics, and help your business any way I can.

What's the story here? I started blogging in 2004, writing about art, software, analytics, social media, and various ideas I had. I wanted to blog professionally, so I studied Magazine Article Writing at UIW in San Antonio. Eventually, one of my class assignments about Myspace ended up getting millions of pageviews.

Managing this growth was a real challenge. Day by day, I learned advertising, marketing, how to scale web servers, databases, and everything else. For a while, I kept these skills to myself, but now I help other people.
Software Creation

I create all kinds of software for my clients. Whether you need a simple change or an entirely new system, tell me about it. I do not outsource. All my work is done in-house through secure SSH connections. I focus on your technology, so you can focus on your business. Send your idea straight to me and I make it work.

I have 30 years of experience creating software with numerous programming languages. In high school, I used Pascal as a student and as a budding entrepreneur, customizing Zap! BBS for my subscribers. My senior year of high school I learned OOP by reading the Borland Pascal 5.0 manuals, and read everything I could find about Java. Also while in high school, I studied Pascal and C at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Community College.

My freshman year at University of Florida, I taught myself REXX as an intern at IBM. Then I taught myself Javascript using Netscape Navigator Gold, the first browser to support it. After graduation from UF, I started using Perl, which powered most of the Internet at that time.

Around 2002 I started learning PHP to map analytics behavior to detect click bots. In 2004 I started blogging with WordPress, which was built with PHP. My blog was successful and consequently I had to learn CSS, MySQL, NginX and Linux. By 2010 I started to use Javascript again for some projects with Josh Can Help. More recently, I teach Javascript at Southern Careers Institute in Austin, Texas.


   What can I do for you?

  • Frontend (User Interface) Development:
    / Content Changes: New Address, Phone, Logo, etc.
    / WordPress Theme Changes, Plugin Development	
    / Multi-Category AJAX Email Subscription Forms			
    / Crawlable Multi-Category Responsive Sitemaps
    / Multi-Category, SEO-Indexable Chatrooms			
    / Position Graphics, CSS Style Sheets, Clickable Maps			
    / Search Engines, Control Panels, Forms & Datagrids
    / Responsive Text, Responsive Design
    / Adsense Optimization, Target & Position Ads
    / Tooltips, Navigation, Masonry, Contact Forms 
    / Photo Galleries, Partner Lists, Brochures
    / "Machine Learning" Optimized Sorting Algorithms
    
  • Backend (Cloud Server) Development:
    / Application Development, Domain Management
    / Mailchimp API Mailing List Subscription Updates
    / Continuous Keyword Extraction & Ranking
    / Popularity Tracking: Engagement & Click Counters
    / Linux VPS Infrastructure Planning & Administration 
    / Image Management, Image Crawling, Image Resizing			
    / Database Tuning, Migration, Automated Backups
    / RSS Downloading, Processing, Generation
    / Dead Link Crawling, Auto-Remove Broken Links
    / SMTP Email Delivery, SendGrid Integration
    / Cloud Storage, Media & Backup Management
    / Rolling Cache Generation & Cleanup
    

If you're not sure what you need, I can give you ideas for changes that can help.
WordPress Hosting

Owning a popular WordPress blog is a real challenge. Keeping it online 24-7 is hard. Often, successful bloggers are ejected from their web hosts because their busy blogs require extra attention and resources. For example, Site5 shut down my blog because it was "hogging the server." So I moved to Media Temple. Not only was Media Temple slow, they suffered a massive disk failure and their database was infested with hackers. To say the least, this was bad for my business.

I needed to take control and learn the Linux system administration skills to manage my own servers. Because no service existed to keep my WordPress blogs running smoothly. I could not afford downtime. My blog was paying my rent, I had medical bills from a broken ankle, and I was paying for a wedding. Failure was not an option.

This is why my clients have my cell number and know they can call me any time there is a problem. I'm growing the business slowly. If I'm too busy, I won't have time to serve my original clients. When your family depends on a website to survive, server problems are terrifying. Yes, I know what that feels like.
Email List Management

Coming soon...

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
Content & Copywriting

Coming soon...

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
Advertising & Graphics

Coming soon...

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."


Copyright © PJ Brunet