Having developed web applications since the late 90s, these days, I operate as a solutions architect and developer, specialising in web applications, systems integration and service oriented architecture. My recent experience has involved working with the Java, Spring & Hibernate stack and building business rules systems using Drools. The majority of this has been within banking, developing foreign exchange pricing systems and compliance systems, however for the past few years, the focus has been on designing and building API platforms to support web portals, which help the long term unemployed in their journey back to work.
These days my non-coding time is mostly taken up by road cycling. In addition to this, I also enjoy mountain biking, track cycling, scuba diving and skiing. Given all the time I spend coding, I really feel the need to be physically active in my spare time!