About Me

I’m a web and software developer, and I like to turn my hand to anything in front of me. I’m a PHP Team leader at Spindogs and I used to be Technical Director at Glue Digital Studio. My main focus of development is bespoke Wordpress plugins, themes and anything related. Some of the things I get up to at work incude:

  • Developing and delivering API integrations for PHP and WordPress sites.
  • Writing well-documented object-oriented PHP code that encourages reuse by the team.
  • Creating and maintaining bespoke themes and plugins for WordPress sites.
  • Designing and developing bespoke API endpoints, within the WordPress REST API system.
  • Maintaining and rewriting a bespoke PHP platform package for increasing our WordPress site’s stabilinotesty, security and the efficiency of our development team.
  • Developing bespoke e-commerce platforms, with integrations to third party services such as Sage
  • Implementing and customising WooCommerce installations, with bespoke feature plugins, custom themes and integrations with bespoke systems.
  • Using Javascript to create dynamic pages, with content returned from API calls.
  • Working with SQL in raw queries, and using frameworks such as Eloquent and WP_Query.
  • Coaching and supporting a team of developers grow their skills and meet their objectives
  • Supporting Project Managers and Business Development teams for technical guidance on quoting and supporting project lifecycles.
  • Debugging and maintaining PHP projects built in many frameworks, including bespoke PHP frameworks developed in house.
  • Developing systems that interact with complex data, such as data provided via third-party tools and services that run on device and output in raw formats.
  • Worked with templating languages such as Twig and Blade.
  • Use of node, webpack and other front-end compilation tools.
  • Creation and supporting deployment pipelines, including dependancy management and testing in the pipeline for deployment.
  • Managing and supporting migrations and deployments between servers.
  • Identifying and resolving technical issues relating to website performance and page-speed insights.
  • Supporting the team creating and running local development environments.
  • Contributing to strategy and planning decisions around infrastructure and resource management

Outside of PHP, I adore Swift, I like JavaScript, I love React.

I’ve recently had some fun with SwiftUI on a private little project, and enjoy developing beautiful user expereinces.

I make this site using Jekyll (why not wordpress?), and I’ve enjoyed Shopify development in the past.

So if you’re looking for someone like me, why not get in touch.

My Projects and Writing

A few things I've done, a few things I think about and a few things that have nowhere else to be.

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