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I am a professional software engineer and architect with over eighteen 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 enjoy cycling, running and taking the dog for long walks. I love listening to music and am a fan of Rush and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name a few.

 
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GeneralTruths about software development Part III Pin
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Following on from Truths about software development Part I[^] and Truths about software development Part II[^]

1. If I had a pound (dollar) for every time I heard the phrases "How long will it take" or "How much will it cost" I'd be a very rich man. Good job I'm not waiting to hear the phrase "How about the quality"
2. You will always think of a better solution to the problem you resolved 5 minutes after it gets released to the customer
3. You look at code you wrote just last week and wonder what the hell you were thinking
4. There is always that one developer who writes awful code no matter how much time they have to write it
5. No matter how much effort you put into staying current you'll always be asked about that one technology you haven't got round to looking at yet
"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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