Web Developer, Bristol, England, UK
Watch me speak!
I spoke about using CakePHP at massive scale, on a budget at CakeFest, the CakePHP conference, in Chicago, Illinois. September 2nd - 5th 2010.
Core web development skills
- I make and maintain high-traffic websites and web apps.
- They are well engineered, highly-available and serve millions everyday.
- I primarily use PHP (often with CakePHP) and MySQL or MongoDB.
- I've been using Python recently with Django.
- I'm a fairly advanced Perl programmer but don't use it much these days. The same with C.
- I can also do Java and Android development.
- I do a tidy bit of systems administration on FreeBSD and Linux boxes.
- I use Chef to automate the configuration, management and deployment of those boxes.
- I play football for a Bristol Downs League team called Clifton Rockets. I support Bristol Rovers.
- I use giffgaff as my iPhone network and recommend you do to - £10/month unlimited data!
Nonsense I have written
- (Historical page)
Some thoughts about web development environments and why you should be doing your development inside a virtual machine.
Dodgy websites I can be blamed for
A network of maps to help traveling football fans find grounds, hotels, pubs, trains and bus stations near the away ground.
A nicely executed website for the popular Future Publishing magazine. It includes reviews, trailers, film news and regularly features on IMDB and Digg.
Part of the Cosmos Holidays group, Archers Direct specialise in touring holidays. Their customers have many options to customise their holiday package so the website needs to be easy to use. It takes advantage of jQuery to ease customisation of each aspect of the holiday.
The UK's Number 1 Cycling site from Future Publishing. Covering all disciplines of cycling and incorporating content from their market leading cycling magazines.
Other shonky code of mine
- Code here.
- Code here.