FAQs

How long have you been programming?
I have been programming since 2004 and programming professionally since 2010.

What sort of clients have you worked with?
I have worked with small companies and large enterprises. To see the clients I have worked with visit the hire me page.

What programming languages do you use?
I use the Yii 2 framework currently to do most of my work. Yii 2 is a framework written in PHP. To see a full list of my technical skills visit the hire me page.

How many projects do you take on at a time?
I generally take on 1 project / client at a time. Occasionally I may take on 2 projects / clients at a time but this is the exception.

What types of projects do you take on?
The projects I take on involve building web based software systems covering a range a functionality from systems that manage employee competencies to systems that manage energy usage.

Some of the projects I was in on at the start and I built the system from scratch independently. Working on a system independently from the start is my preferred way of working.

Some projects had already been started by another developer or team of developers and I was bought onto the project part way through. I worked with the developer or team of developers on the project.

How much do you charge?
I charge a day rate for any work I take on. I will not disclose my exact day rate on this website however lets just say it is an average day rate for a contractor working as a web software programmer in the UK.

How do you communicate with your clients once the project has started?
I mainly use Skype however I am open to other alternatives such as Slack, face to face client meetings, email and telephone.

How often do you blog?
I try to write 1 blog post per week occasionally I may miss a week but this is the exception.

What topics do you write about in your blog?
Personal view and opinions, code help and tips, updates on projects I am working on.

What interests do you have that are not work related?
I enjoy strategy board games, strategy tabletop minature model games, the occasional strategy computer game, going on my treadmill and eating out at restaurants.

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