Hi, I’m Alex Wilde.

I work as a freelance Drupal developer. I can help you plan Drupal projects, develop custom modules and teach you Drupal in trainings.

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Screenshot of concert.arte.tv

project

ARTE Concert

customer

ARTE G.E.I.E

year

2013 - 2014

URL

http://concert.arte.tv

Services

  • feature specification, project planning
  • Drupal development
Screenshot of redbullflugtagusa.com

project

Fully automated toolkit for creating new international Red Bull microsites

customer

Inostudio UG

year

2013

URL

http://redbullflugtagusa.com

Services

  • project planning
  • Drupal development
Screenshot of http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/

project

Interactive application for visualizing air pollution data

customer

Compuccino GmbH

year

2013

URL

http://www.umweltbundesamt.de

Services

  • project planning
  • JavaScript development
  • Drupal development
Screenshot of ren21plus.ren21.net

project

Offline mode for REN21 peer review application

customer

Inovae SARL

year

2012

URL

http://ren21plus.ren21.net

Services

  • project planning
  • Drupal development
  • HTML5 development
Screenshot of zoobe.com

project

Platform for animated character messages

customer

Zoobe Message Entertainment GmbH

year

2011

URL

http://www.zoobe.com

Services

Screenshot of geboortewinkel.nl

project

Drupal Commerce Shop

customer

Your Source Open Source Development

year

2011

URL

http://www.geboortewinkel.nl

Services

  • custom development of Drupal Commerce payment method module Buckaroo
  • custom development of Drupal Commerce offline payment method module
  • migration of OSCommerce shop data
Screenshot of actency.fr

project

Drupal-based software product

customer

Actency Innovation SARL

year

2009 - 2011

URL

(not launched)
http://www.actency.fr

Services

  • test driven development of custom Drupal modules using Selenium RC
  • jQuery frontend programming
  • Drupal developer training
  • project consulting & planning
Screenshot of sanitation-is-dignity.org

project

Advancement of "Sanitation is Dignity" campaign site

customer

German Toilet Organization e.V.

year

2009

URL

http://www.sanitation-is-dignity.org

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • Drupal development
  • jQuery frontend programming
Screenshot of jaspersoft.com

project

Relaunch JasperSoft Corporate Website

customer

Jaspersoft Corp.

year

2008 - 2009

URL

http://www.jaspersoft.com

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • Drupal consulting & support
  • custom Drupal module development
Screenshot of lawrencetlewis.com

project

Portfolio site for Lawrence T. Lewis

customer

Highly Evolved, LLC

year

2008

URL

http://www.lawrencetlewis.com

Services

  • W3C valid & accessible semantic XHTML/CSS/jQuery frontend programming
Screenshot HYPOXI StudioCard Application

project

HYPOXI StudioCard Application

customer

HYPOXI Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

year

2007

URL

http://www.hypoxi.net/studios (no longer active)

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • custom PHP/MySQL/AJAX development
  • jQuery frontend programming
Screenshot HYPOXI Extranet

project

HYPOXI Partner Extranet

customer

HYPOXI Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

year

2007

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • Drupal module customization
  • Drupal enduser training
Screenshot HYPOXI Corporate Website

project

Relaunch HYPOXI Corporate Website

customer

HYPOXI Produktions- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH

year

2006 - 2007

URL

http://www.hypoxi.net

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • Drupal setup with module
    evaluation & configuration
  • custom Drupal module & theme development
  • custom webdesign with visual implementation of CI
  • search engine optimized, semantic XHTML/CSS/jQuery frontend programming
  • Drupal enduser training
Screenshot ShareYourEmotions.org

project

Temporary community website for the soccer world cup 2006 in Germany

customer

Bernhard Schade

year

2006

URL

http://www.shareyouremotions.org

Services

  • project consulting & planning
  • custom webdesign with visual implementation of CI
  • custom PHP backend programming
  • XHTML/CSS/JavaScript frontend programming

News & Events I'm attending

February 4th 2014

ARTE Concert launched

Today, the all-new ARTE Concert platform for live concerts in many different musical genres has been launched successfully. The completely Drupal-based site was realized in collaboration with Kreuzwerker and Marzee Labs over the course of four months, starting back in September 2013.

February 25th 2012

DrupalCamp Essen

The DrupalCamp Essen kicks off 2012 as the first major Drupal community event in Germany.

Located at Unperfekthaus, which usually provides a home for artists and other independent minds, the camp will feature more than 30 sessions spread over two days. I'll also share some of my knowledge about Behavior Driven Development with Drupal with a session on Saturday afternoon.

August 17th 2012

Released Spec module

Spec is a simple BDD tool created for Drupal. It takes a different approach to BDD than Behat/Cucumber, relying on conventions of how to structure tests with SimpleTest rather than introducing feature files and step definitions as Behat does. Learn more about the motivation behind it and how Spec works here.

February 25th 2012

DrupalCamp Essen

The DrupalCamp Essen kicks off 2012 as the first major Drupal community event in Germany.

Located at Unperfekthaus, which usually provides a home for artists and other independent minds, the camp will feature more than 30 sessions spread over two days. I'll also share some of my knowledge about Behavior Driven Development with Drupal with a session on Saturday afternoon.

December 20th 2011

Released Behat module

Behavior driven development as an advancement of traditional test driven development has become more and more popular among developers in recent years. Tools like Cucumber for Ruby and its PHP clone Behat make it possible to write features "outside in", using plain language to describe a feature's behaviors before writing a line of code. For Drupal however, such a BDD tool is still missing.
Therefore I'm happy to announce a first development release of the Behat module which provides a bridge between Drupal and the Behat library, with more features being planned.

December 6th 2011

Released Buckaroo payment module for Drupal Commerce

Drupal Commerce, the D7 successor of popular shopping cart solution Ubercart, has seen large adoption since its release in 2010. Over a hundred contrib modules have already been written to extend its functionality even further. Today, I've released Commerce Buckaroo, a module that integrates dutch payment provider Buckaroo with Drupal Commerce. At its core, the module provides so-called "payment methods" for a Drupal Commerce shop that wants to offer its customers the options to pay by credit card, PayPal or iDEAL.

December 5th 2011

Released SimpleTest Fixture module

Real test driven development requires that test cycle times are as short as possible in order to iterate quickly, switching back and forth between code and test results. In Drupal however, the time it takes to prepare an environment for each test case is unacceptably long (> 20s). The bottleneck here turns out to be the database as Drupal is building up a complete site from scratch for every test case in a test suite.
SimpleTest Fixture is a hack to force Drupal to use an already prepared fixtures database instead. By that we're getting the test preparation time down to something we can work with for practicing TDD.

September 17th 2011

DrupalCamp "DrupalCity" Berlin 2011

DrupalCity will be the first DrupalCamp held in Berlin, organized by our local Drupal User Group (DUB).

I'll also be giving a talk about Behavior Driven Development with Drupal and explain why BDD is the optimal process to prepare development work for flow experiences.

Sounds kind of meta? Absolutely.

July 13th 2011

New issue of PHPmagazin with an article I wrote about Drupal 7

When editor-in-chief of german "PHPmagazin" Björn Schotte had asked me to write an article about what's new in Drupal 7, I didn't hesitate long and took the opportunity to exercise my writing skills a little bit. The result is an overview of all major innovations that come with Drupal 7: the revamped admin UI, new theming hooks, the Render Array, Field API and DBTNG API with code examples among others.

You can buy the issue here or just wait a few weeks and I'll post a (translated) version online.

June 25th 2011

Drupal Design Camp Berlin

Over the weekend, Drupal designers, themers and developers will gather for two days of sessions, workshops and discussions about all things frontend here in Berlin at GLS Sprachenschule. The DDC Berlin is also going to be one of the kick-off events for the Drupal 8 Design Initiative led by Jeff Burnz.

Visit drupaldesigncamp.net for an overview of all sessions and speakers. See you in Berlin!

March 11th 2011

South By Southwest 2011 - Platinum Badge

Not exactly a developer conference, but definitely the most buzzing place these days for up and coming tech startups, musicians and film makers: South by Southwest aka SXSW. I'm excited to spend ten full days in springtime Austin, TX (expecting around 28ºC) together with my fellow coworkers from co.up in our own house and attend all SXSW parties that are worth it :)

September 25th 2010

JSconf.eu - 2nd anual european JavaScript conference

With the increasing popularity of JavaScript as a general purpose language for building web, mobile and even desktop applications comes the inevitable need for hosting an event that gives hackers from all over the world a chance to gather and swap ideas on their favorite programming language. Even though JavaScript has been around for a very long time now, jsconf.eu in Berlin is the first community-driven conference dedicated solely to JavaScript for two days.

April 19th 2010

DrupalCon San Francisco 2010

Thanks to Icelandic ash clouds hovering over the Old World™ currently, I'm belonging to a privileged minority of Europeans attending this year's North America DrupalCon in San Francisco.

Still, it's said to become the biggest DC so far with more than 3000 attendees scurrying around the hallways of famous Moscone Center.

November 15th 2009

New office spaces

co.up, a new coworking space in Berlin-Kreuzberg has opened up its doors today and alexo is happy to be moving permanently into this wonderful place.

It's going to be exciting working side by side with such great companies as Ruby on Rails development shop upstream agile, the makers of CouchDB couch.io and many more independent developers and designers.

August 31st 2009

Omniture Node module released

Alexo has released a new Drupal module right in time for DrupalCon Paris. The Omniture Node module has emerged from the recent work on jaspersoft.com and is being sponsored by Jaspersoft Corporation.

It was written as an extension to the existing Omniture module and allows for storage and output of Omniture/SiteCatalyst parameters for individual nodes. See the project page for a more detailed description and background of this module.

May 30th 2009

Alexo attending DrupalCon 2009 in Paris

With the many good memories from DrupalCon 2008 in Szeged still in mind, it was a no-brainer to catch an early-bird ticket for DrupalCon 2009 in Paris!

It will become hard though for Paris to top Szeged's performance from last year. And from what I'm hearing this far, some just can't afford a week-long conference in pricey Paris and have to stay away this time...

Update: at least there's free ice cream!

August 27th 2008

DrupalCon 2008 Szeged

After having worked with Drupal for two years now, it's about time for me to meet the amazing community behind this Open Source project in real life. That's why I've decided to drive way down south and attend my very first DrupalCon in Szeged, Hungary.

hamarosan találkozunk (see ya soon)!