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I am a professional software engineer and technical architect with over twenty years commercial development experience with a strong focus on the design and development of web and mobile applications.

I have experience of architecting scalable, distributed, high volume web applications that are accessible from multiple devices due to their responsive web design, including architecting enterprise service-oriented solutions. I have also developed enterprise mobile applications using Xamarin and Telerik Platform.

I have extensive experience using .NET, ASP.NET, Windows and Web Services, WCF, SQL Server, LINQ and other Microsoft technologies. I am also familiar with HTML, Bootstrap, Javascript (inc. JQuery and Node.js), CSS, XML, JSON, Apache Cordova, KendoUI and many other web and mobile related technologies.

I am enthusiastic about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Application Life-cycle Management having configured such environments using CruiseControl.NET, TeamCity and Team Foundation Services. I enjoy working in Agile and Test Driven Development (TDD) environments.

Outside of work I have two beautiful daughters. I am also an avid cyclist who enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling.

 

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GeneralWeb application metrics with Application Insight Pin
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GeneralOne code-base for all mobile platforms is a pipe dream Pin
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GeneralRe: One code-base for all mobile platforms is a pipe dream Pin
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GeneralOur apps have gone live Pin
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After considerable effort and much re-work, re-design and re-architecting, the apps I have been working on have eventually been released to the app stores (Windows, Android and Apple). The original apps were in fact responsive web pages and were simply iFrames that linked to these web pages. Whilst this was sufficient in the short term to simply get a mobile presence and to be able to tell customers "We have an app", as a long term strategy it was not sufficient. Especially if you wanted to harness any of the native functionality of the devices.

So the decision was taken to completely re-develop the apps in a technology of our choosing. We went for Telerik Platform as it gave us much more than just a development platform.

- a testing platform
- data access
- notifications
- extensive plugins
- business services platform
- analytics and crash reports
- feedback
- user-management

and many other benefits.

So I took the original apps and completely re-developed them using Telerik Platform, which involved using Kendo UI, javascript, the MVVM pattern and Apache Cordova. The direction we took was to go hybrid so we have one code-base for all the mobile platforms.

Last week we released the apps to the apps stores and customers have been downloading and using them, which is a great feeling.

We still have many features we want to add to the apps, so they are still a work-in-progress. But for now, we're going to let people use them and wait for any feedback we get.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare

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GeneralMy first app using Telerik Platform Pin
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