My Skill Set
Since starting to use React I've found I really enjoy working at the front end and I am focused on that for the time being.
I've had a long career in development though. Since 2000 I've focused on web applications. My background is full stack. The variety of languages and technologies involved and their constant evolution keeps me interested and curious, and allows me to continually improve what I can offer users.
- HTML 5
- CSS 3
My web development work started out with classic ASP, leading to ASP.Net Core using C#. I've used SQL Server since about 2000 but also worked with MongoDB and more recently RethinkDB, a real-time database. I've mainly used Entity Framework as an ORM but also NHibernate and Dapper.
- ASP.Net Core
- SQL Server
Tooling and DevOps Related
I develop mostly on Windows but am happy right now in Linux (I was originally from a Unix background). I edit in VSCode and Visual Studio, with Git for source control (GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket), and at present GitLab for CI and deployment though I have more experience with TFS and Octopus Deploy. My Cloud experience comprises exploring Azure for the most part. I have light exposure to Kubernetes using Minikube.
- Azure DevOps
Project and Process Related
I'm used to working in an agile environment, sometimes based on Scrum, sometimes Kanban. By the time I join a project the client has already chosen a tool to manage it so I'm familiar with a few. I've used TFS (now Azure DevOps) off and on since 2012. I'm using Jira at the moment, which I first used in 2014. I've also worked with Target Process and Trello.
- Azure DevOps
People say they value my ability to fit in and make a positive contribution that complements their team's work. If I do suggest improvements I do so constructively. I'm pragmatic. I enjoy collaborating, pair programming, mentoring, presenting and (perhaps unusually) documenting! I am used to working in international teams and enjoy this.