Hi I’m Ian I am a self taught developer and I write this blog.
Since 2000 I have been building and maintaining applications in a variety of industries ranging from Banking and Finance to Social Care and Utilities. I have used different technology stacks and methodologies, some good and some not so but all of which have enriched my career and experience. I am interested in the entire spectrum of software development especially web development, databases, legacy code, instrumentation, debugging and security.
I love attending conferences, listening to Podcasts and enjoy reading good technology books and I owe much of my success to discovering the first edition of Code Complete early in my career.
In my spare time I help run a local Code Club which introduces primary school age children to programming. When off line I can found exploring and photographing battlefields of World War II.