Hi, I'm Matthew Setter

I'm a software developer, technical writer, & teacher,
with a strong focus on secure software development, continuous development, deployment, & integration, & creating great documentation.

Matthew Setter, freelance software developer, technical writer, teacher, and podcaster

Need help with your technical documentation? Or want to ramp up a software project? Let's talk.

I'm Matthew Setter. I'm a software developer, technical writer, & teacher, with a strong focus on secure software development, continuous development, deployment, & integration, & creating great documentation.

Hiring a freelancer can feel like hard work. Are they going to fit in to your team? Can they get up to speed quickly? Will they understand what you're trying to do? I get it. I've worked in plenty of companies myself before I went freelance.

Relax. I enjoy communicating (I even make part of my living from it!), I want to get to know your company and I've plenty of experience to help me deal with a whole host of challenges.

We’ve been collaborating with Matthew over the last year and we’re extremely happy with the results. He embodies the rare combination of some great skills: being an excellent wordsmith and story teller, while having a thoroughly technical understanding for the latest advances in the world of web development. If you have the chance to work with him do it! - Florian Dorfbauer, CEO at Usersnap

Software development

My areas of expertise include:

  • Software design
  • Software testing
  • Software security
  • Continuous development, deployment, & integration

I’ve been developing software, primarily web-based, since 1999, and like to think that I’m pretty good at it.

I've spent a lot of time designing APIs (often in PHP and Zend Expressive); I even got so fond of Zend Framework that I run an entire website dedicated to helping fellow developers master it.

My main areas of expertise are security and deployment, but I can also help with software design and testing.

I work with companies who want to quickly ramp up after securing a new project, need specific expertise, or would like a longer-term relationship with a freelancer.

If you need a freelance software development then get in touch. My rates start from € 75.00 per/hour (exc.).

If you don't need a technical writer or software developer, but you do want to level up your skills, then this section is for you.

I love learning new stuff. Then I love helping other people learn it too.

This means I now have a whole raft of content to my name, most of it free, some of it paid for or sold by third party platforms.

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  • Technical Documentation
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