I’m a Microsoft technology focused developer and consultant. I specialize in the architecture and design of applications that leverage the internet as a communication and commerce platform.
10 years of internet development
I’ve been a Microsoft programmer since 1999. I started with Classic ASP and Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 at a company called Mazware Ltd, which now is part of the Internet Business Group.
Later I worked for Dell Computer Corporation in Bracknell (UK) working on the Service and Support website for EMEA.
I worked on contract for the likes of British Gas, BP Amoco, Schlumberger, and Unilever, and later started a web design agency with a friend which was closed three years later in 2002.
I spent two years with Apex Interactive, an e-learning agency in Berkshire as a technology specialist for Learning Management Systems.
After an extended time in South America I moved to Germany, then Spain and now back to Germany. I speak survivable Spanish and almost fluent German (if not with a slightly dodgy English accent).
What I actually do
I work remotely for UK companies on a range of contracts developing web apps. I have my own relaxed, peaceful, private office space away from the interuptions of the office and can truly get “in the zone”.
I’m a consultant developer, which means I analyse your business needs, understand the requirements of your business and architect the necessary application. My development skills focus on ASP.NET with C#, WCF web services and Microsoft SQL Server, but you don’t need to know that, just that your application is going to work the right way, the first time.
I have helped move two companies to the Microsoft .Net platform. The largest .NET project I architected was rolled out to over 100,000 users (internal and third parties) and was an entire content management system for the delivery of business process information and e-learning for Visteon, one of the largest producers of car parts in the world. This was developed with a team of ten other developers, contributing ASP.NET, HTML and Shockwave Flash.
Current work status
EMPLOYED – Contract
- ASP.NET Webforms and MVC (1,2,3)
- ASP (classic) and “old-skool” ADO.
- Microsoft SQL Server
- XML, XSLT and XPath
- Web apps development and architecture
- Web services development and integration including ASMX and WCF
1314 years I’ve been developing software for the internet I’ve worked on a large number of projects for a variety of clients both large and small. Some of those projects are not publicly accessible, but some are, whilst others have faded out of existence.
A selection of those clients can be seen below: