Who is Dan?

My name is Daniel Israel. I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and I've been programming for almost 20 years and doing web development for over 10 years.

I'm competent in all phases of software development and I've built websites using most of the major scripting technologies (ASP, JSP, PHP, etc) as well as several database systems (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc) and client side technologies such as HTML and Javascript.

As I get permission from my clients to post such information, I will post information on the past projects I have worked on. I will not post information from any clients without their permission.

If you have any questions, you can drop me an email at and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Here are some of the most common questions I get:

I have a website created by another programmer. I've lost touch with him, but would like to make some changes. Will you update other peoples work?

Yes, I do this all the time.

I need a database designed for my website to replace static content. Can you design the database for me?

Yes, I've actually worked for some of the top database companies in the world, so I'm very familiar with data modeling.

I'm actually looking for a client side application, not a website. Do you build applications?

Yes, I can. It's not my preferred work, but I can do that.

I have an opensource program that I'd like modified to my specific needs. Can you do that?

Only if the program's license allows it. If the license explicitly forbids it, I can't do that.

Can you help me with the graphics/design for my site?

Artwork is not my forte. However, I do have graphics artists I work with regularly who do dynamite designs that I can use.

My question isn't answered here. Where can I ask you a question?

Send me email to and I'll get right back to you.


  • Java
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • PHP