I’m currently working as Lead Developer for a start-up called The Rainbow Chain, it is a very varied role but I have spent a fair amount of time working with OpenCart.
I have been a software developer for 19 years now and the last 12 of those have been spent doing web development.
In the past I have been Lead Developer for Nethouseprices (April ’07 to December ’10), which at the time was the UK’s leading site for free sold house prices and had traffic of 800k visits (6M page views) per month . After that I spent just under a year working for Connells the UK’s largest Estate Agency. Both of their sites enjoyed traffic of up to 600-800k visits per month.
I like to think I’m fairly language agnostic – in my time I’ve used (in date order) Pascal, 8086 assembly language, COBOL, Visual Basic, Perl, PHP and C#. As Bob Martin a.k.a Uncle Bob once said “a programmer that only knows one language is like a carpenter who only knows how to work pine”, its important to have worked with a variety so that you can appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Sites I have worked on include:
- www.jameshay.co.uk (upto mid 2007 – but it hasn’t changed much since then)
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (remove the numbers – there to stop my address getting picked up by spammers).