I love building bespoke applications for business and start-up products.
Over the last 17 years of writing software commercially, I have gained high levels of both technical and managerial skills. I have worked with many different companies from very small start-ups to some of the largest companies in the world to provide them with bespoke solutions that fit their needs. I pride myself on writing high quality, easy-to-use software while working with clients collaboratively and pragmatically.
Bespoke Business Applications
I build quality custom software solutions to help businesses be more efficient by saving them time and money.
I work collaboratively with you to understand your needs and the problems you are trying to solve.
Example projects might include (but could be anything):
- Custom online database
- CRM system
- Process management tool
- Back-office system
- Web app for your customers to use
- API integration
Your Start-Up Idea
You have a great new idea and the business accumin to back it up but you need a technical partner to build the first version for you.
This first version or MVP may have different goals. You might need it to secure funding or prove that it is technically feasible.
I've worked in start-ups and agencies and so I understand what it takes to build a successful product.
Relentless focus on what is really needed for launch so we can get the first version shipped as soon as possible.
Nice things people have said
Andy is a dedicated and passionate software craftsman. An inspiring mentor and advocate for best practice OO design and TDD, I had the pleasure of working under him for 3 years. I learnt more from him in that time than I did in my previous 10+ year career in software development.
Having you around for the first 6 months [of my career] has sort of been like having a male embodiment of Sandi Metz sat next to me, and I'm hugely appreciative. It's very rare to find talent, experience and patience combined but when they are, they make the best teachers going!
Andy is the epitome of the pragmatic programmer, with a great depth of knowledge, and a passion for all things development.
Andy is a great guy to work with, you’ll want him on your team. Expect a high level of work that has been well thought out. The team he led at 1minus1 have a lot of respect for him and valued his leadership - he is missed
Some of my skills
When building bespoke software it's important to select the right technology
Throughout my development career I have used many different languages and technologies from C++ to Visual Basic, from .NET C# to ASP, even Visual SourceSafe and SVN. My default stack currently looks something like the list below. However, I am always keeping an eye on the latest developments and will always pick the right tool for the job.
Ruby on Rails
Slim View Engine
Sidekiq or Que
Companies I've worked with over the years
I have coached at a RailsGirls London weekend in 2015 and also during their weekly meetups.
I love mentoring and am looking forward to the next oppertunity I have to do some more.