About This Site
A blog of code (mainly PHP related) and references with the occasional dev related personal post. Built on WordPress using a child theme of the Twentyten theme, the photo in the masthead was taken in Hama Rikyu Onshi Teien Gardens, Tokyo.
I’m a Web Developer / Software Engineer living in Sheffield, UK, I work for the Yorkshire based ISP Plusnet at their main offices in Sheffield. Mainly I work with PHP and MySQL, along with some shell scripting, Perl and lately Java, within a mixed skill agile engineering delivery unit using git, git flow, unit testing and continuous integration.
Previously I worked full-time at Bunches Florapost Ltd, working on homebrew CRM / ERP / CMS systems as well as their two retail websites Bunches.co.uk and MokoChocolates.co.uk, and I also administered the eCommerce blog OnlineRetailingBlog.com
I hold a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham, Zend PHP 5.3 Certification, Oracle MySQL 5 Certification and a UCPD in Commercial Applications of The Web.