Hello there! My name is Peter and I'm a future rich person and ace programmer. I run a cross-browser testing company called Browserling and I'm a hacker-in-residence at Hackers/Founders – world's largest startup network.
Here I am on the day I raised an investing round for Browserling.
Here's what I've done over the years.
- In 2019 I launched DevURLs, SciURLs and FinURLs – world's simplest developer, science and finance news aggregators, and Online Text Tools – sixteenth online tools network site.
- In 2018 I helped country of Cameroon restore Internet freedom, made Browserling top 30k website in the world, increased online tools network to fifteen websites, and launched a fun little tech news aggregator called TechURLs.
- In 2017 I 10x'd traffic to Browserling and made it a top 50k website in the world, launched a network of online tools, added 300+ tools to Browserling's programmer tools collection, went crazy viral in India, and was interviewed on Huffington Post.
- In 2016 I launched a comic for nerds, went viral and super-viral with it, created a collection of simple browser-based tools for developers, created a Safari extension for Browserling, massively improved Browserling's SEO, joined Bloomsbury Health, an NHS Healthcare Innovation company, as a chief technology advisor, and added NHS as Browserling's customer.
- In 2015 I gave Browserling a new look, launched Browserling's Live API, Browserling's browser extensions (for Chrome, Firefox, Opera), Browserling's Bug Hunter, joined June Inc as a technical advisor, became Hacker-in-Residence at Hackers/Founders, kept writing articles that got millions of views, and was interviewed on Fog Creek Software Blog.
- In 2014 I kept improving Browserling and Testling, and wrote a bunch of interesting articles, including Top 10 Browserling Inventions.
- In 2013 I became a published author with No Starch Press and pushed another 10 projects to GitHub.
- In 2012 I grew Browserling to 200 customers and wrote my third book called Perl One-Liners Explained. It's similar to my previous two books and it teaches Perl through 130 well-explained examples.
- In 2011 I incorporated Browserling Inc, raised funding, created Testling, open-sourced 90 node.js modules, and self-published two books – Awk One-Liners Explained and Sed One-Liners Explained.
- In 2010 I created StackVM, Browserling, joined Hackers/Founders, published another 20 projects to GitHub, and added once(cb) method to node.js's core.
- In 2009 I joined Plurk as Hacker Extraordinaire, wrote Python libraries for scraping Google Search, Google Sets, Google Translate and Google Sponsored Links, and published 30 projects to GitHub.
- In 2008 I wrote The Definitive Guide to Bash History, created Reddit River, Reddit Top and Hacker News Top.
- In 2007 I started this blog, created Reddit Media, DigPicz, PicURLs, and got featured on Diggnation. Reddit offered me a job but Digg later sent me a DMCA takedown notice.
- In 2006, inspired by ShoeMoney and John Chow, I became fascinated with online marketing. I quit my job and created a network of MFA sites and made a lot of money with Adsense, TLA, CPX Interactive, Auction Ads, Clickbank and Amazon affiliates. I also created a Winamp Music Reporter for Digital Point Forums.
- In 2005 I became world's top Brainbench certificate holders with 49 certificates in pretty much every computing area. At that time I held one of top positions in world's general Linux certification leaderboard with a score 4.91/5.00. Only one person had the perfect score 5.0/5.0. Here are a few certificated they sent me. I also wrote tons of scrapers and added simple cookie interface to curl and curlpp.
- In 2004 I got my next job as an embedded Linux systems programmer. I improved RC4 algorithm speed in assembly for x86 architecture and I also created an alarm system for a security company.
- In 2003 I created a unique IDS/IPS system based on Linux, Snort and Zorp, and worked as a white hat. Usenet was my home back then.
- In 2001 I got my first job as a C programmer and created software for electronic doors. It ran on DOS and used parallel port for communicating with the doors controller.