For over 20 years I have been working in software development with more of a focus on product development in recent years. Originally starting in software testing / UAT I quickly moved into dev work, later architecture and more team & project management.

Currently I am the owner of 2 businesses.

I have worked in a diverse range of commercial environments, with a variety of technologies, at clients both large and small. But what sets me apart is even though I am technically focused when I work in or for a business, I deal with the client is the language of the problem, not the technicalities of the solution.

Agile Software Development

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Technical Skills

From my technical background I focus on using Open Source technology where relevant and practical:

  • PHP development using Laravel, Slim and Symfony.
  • WordPress & WooCommerce
  • MySQL
  • XHTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Linux and Windows servers
  • Jira. dministration of projects, boards, users and custom workflows.
  • Git

Some technologies and development languages that I not actively involved in any more.

  • Drupal
  • Sybase ASE, MS SQL Server & Oracle RDBMS
  • SVN, CVS & PVCS for version control
  • Power Builder
  • C#
  • Java
  • VBA & Access

Other Skills

  • Dev team management
  • Software design & documentation
  • System architecture
  • Business analysis
  • Mentoring of junior developers

Development Services

I do occasional custom development work around content systems and ecommerce. Contact me if interested.

Development Tools

These days I use Windows for development though my preferred development environment was Kubuntu Linux. I was a long time Netbeans user but now use PHPStorm.

Other tools I would regularly use in software development: