I am based in Nottingham and design and build web applications to solve practical business problems.
Usually this means creating a SQL database with MySQL or Postgres, writing tests and server side code in Ruby on Rails or Java, defining a RESTful interface and then coding the front end in Angular JS, Bootstrap and CSS.
Tools and methods I use
Test Driven Development
Ruby Meta Programming
Knitting existing frameworks together
Ruby on Rails
Technical Project Management
Pivotal Issue Tracking and stories
Git for version control, github, gitosis
EC2 cloud servers, Amazon S3 and Route 58 DNS
Apache, Passenger, Unicorn and Tomcat
Java Web Applications
Java, JSPs, Servlets, Hibernate, Spring
C and C++
Capistrano for deployment to server
Rake, HAML, SASS, LESS
MySQL, Oracle, PL/SQL, Postgres
the C and C++ languages
Balsamiq mock ups
I use git and github to manage code. Apps are deployed to Heroku, Amazon EC2 instances and as Amazon S3 static sites.
For instance, the Business Continuity Assistant is a service to help Health and Safety consultancies track the risks of their client businesses.
I spent a lot of time on contracts using C / C++ and Java. This broad background helps when it comes to choosing the right tool for the job.
While I am prepared to travel, we’ve got three kids at home so I prefer to work locally at least some of the time.
Outside work I run, glide and am a Level 1 coach at our children’s swimming club.
Guy Roberts MSc MBA