I'm a PHP developer based in the south west. I've been interested in web development since 2001, when I created a pretty rubbish website for my secondary school. After messing around with a couple backend languages, I settled on PHP which I've been using for over 10 years.
For about 5 years, building websites was just a hobby. In 2011, I was offered a job working as a schools web developer, which started my career as a developer. Since then, I've joined the world's leading investment crowdfunding platform (and a super cool company) as an engineer.
Started learning PHP casually around 2005, and has remained my primary language since. I absolutely love everything about Laravel, but also like working with Symfony quite a bit. I have a passion for creating admin tooling. I find it enjoyable to see tools that I've written helping others.
My favourite editor is Sublime 3 with Material theme. I love material theme so much, that I also themed my Slack app, and ubuntu terminal with the same colour scheme! I was a Windows user for all my life. Spent a year on a mac (didn't like it), then swapped to Ubuntu, which I love.
While I do love web development, and spend quite a bit of time reading webdev articles, it's not all I do! I'm married, and a Dad. I love playing guitar (like PHP, I'm self taught), playing the playstation.
Saturday, 13th January 2018, 20:44
Improving Laravel test efficiency
Thursday, 11th January 2018, 21:54
Global scope to restrict users to an organisation
Wednesday, 15th November 2017, 23:47
Legacy code and Statsd
Monday, 11th September 2017, 21:09
Don't use NowTV as an example of good application
Monday, 11th September 2017, 00:01
What is a Guard in Laravel?
Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 21:40
Laravel Passport - Accessing Client Credentials
Friday, 1st September 2017, 21:51
Testing client_credentials with Laravel Passport
Sunday, 18th June 2017, 21:48
Streamlining Laravels section blade directive
Friday, 9th June 2017, 23:36
Validating non-existing form data
Friday, 9th June 2017, 23:23
Using TDD to avoid over engineering