About me

At work, I'm a senior backend developer that's passionate about Agile software engineering, domain driven development, software craftsmanship and behaviour/test driven development.

As a friendly guy an feel I can adapt to fit in pretty much any team.

I'm more than comfortable with full stack development and devops roles but am most at home as a lead/senior backend developer with experience of application architecture, defining coding standards, continuous integration, best practices and mentoring junior developers.

At home, I'm a father of 2 great kids. I enjoy keeping fit by cycling and playing tennis.

Anyone can write code that a computer can understand.

Good programmers write code that humans can understand. - Martin Fowler

Experience

My experience in web development began in 2001 when I worked for one of the first UK based hosting companies. Since then I have worked on a broad range of projects as a contractor for some of the best know global brands including the BBC, Toyota, Olympics 2012, GOV.UK and Financial Times Group. I have also contracted for agencies with a range of clients from start ups to blue chip companies.

As a seasoned Agile software developer, I'm passionate about object oriented programming, test driven development and best practices. My experience is with a range of languages (Java, C#, Perl, Python, Javascript) and frameworks (Laravel, Spring, Struts) but am focused on LAMP technologies, PHP and Zend Framework 2.0 and Symfony.

If you think writing tests first time consuming, try debugging after.

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