I currently work for Mouser Electronics, as part of the Internet Business team. This website is primarily written C# 5.0 using the .NET framework. I am on the team reworking this legacy website to take advantage of the benefits we can gain from adopting MVC5 to this solution. I am also leading the way in taking advantage of this situation to adopt a culture of performing Unit Testing to provide improve our ongoing reliability and to improve regression testing.
Recent projects have included
- Reworking the Account Creation process
- Providing support for our partners at Macnica in Japan
- Ongoing conversion of legacy Active Server Pages to MVC views
Prior to this I was a Full-Stack Applications Developer for a FTSE 100 company, working on Line of Business applications. These were primarily coded in C#.NET. There were also a number of legacy applications written in VB6 that I was in the process of re-hosting in ASP.NET MVC5 and using Entity Framework 6.
I have previously held the role of SCRUM Master and been part of an Agile team who were developing a Dashboard for Project Managers incorporating information for a disparate number of external applications, using SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS. I am a great believer in the benefits adopting Agile processes, and the team engagement that can be gained through adopting a SCRUM methodology, and am constantly looking to apply these approaches in the work I undertake.
My particular interests lie in using Microsoft’s Reporting Services technology to provide comprehensive reporting facilities to the business. I am also responsible for the strategy of delivering our applications using Microsoft’s ClickOnce technology.
You’ll sometimes find me on Stack Overflow imparting my knowledge, particularly regarding Reporting Services.
In addition I have the following Microsoft qualifications
- Microsoft Certified Professional, and
- Microsoft Specialist in Programming in C#
I am a father to two (rapidly growing) children who enjoy nothing more than eating, gluing, sticking, and making other forms of mess.
Since relocating to Dorset I have been trying to take advantage of the great outdoors. Be that by bike, hiking in the countryside, or simply going to the beach and building sandcastles.
I am taking part in the Summer 2018 Series of FormulaPi, as part of team Pi Hard, find out more on the relevant pages on this site, or at FormulaPi.com. This has inspired me to explore more of what can be achieved using a Raspberry Pi, and I plan to explore this more in the future.