I've been doing web development full time since I was seventeen years old. Before that I've always had some sort of hobby project online. I launched my first website in 1998: a GeoCities website for Pokemon cheats. It had a guestbook where users could share their own tricks.
Since then I've gone on to work with organizations such as Martha Stewart Living, MTV and The FDA.
I use brunch.io and npm for frontend development, and am getting into using node for the backend.
MySQL is my go-to database for storage, with Apache Solr for search. If I need to process a large dataset, I can queue & distribute records with rabbitmq and process them in parallel with daemons monitored by supervisord. I've also been trying out docker lately and have really been enjoying it.
I've been using Debian Linux as my main operating system on my desktops & laptops since 2005. I also have Ubutnu servers in the AWS cloud. I'm extremely comfortable with the linux terminal.