Jez Higgins is a freelance software grandad. He mucks in with programming, lends a hand with build & deployment processes, provides a leg up with TDD practices, and keeps an eye on the young 'uns so they don’t get trapped down the old mine shaft.
If you prefer slightly more corporate language, try this.
Jez Higgins is a long-standing freelance software professional. He gets his hands dirty with programming on a daily basis, has no problem improving build and deployment systems, and was doing TDD long before the term was on everyone’s lips. He acts as a guide for the less experienced, helping prevent them from falling down traditional software crevasses. He has seen the good and bad of software development throughout his career and keeps a pragmatic view on getting things done.
As a freelance programmer with approaching 30 years professional development experience, I’ve worked for organisations of all sizes in fields ranging across space science, legal publishing, medical diagnostic devices, navigation & mapping, industrial robots, insurance, and more. In all, I’ve worked for over thirty different companies on more than sixty engagements. I’ve written code in something like sixteen different languages, against half a dozen different relational databases and a few non-relational ones too. My code has talked to COM components, to CORBA servers, and to any number and shape of web service. It’s run on desktops, server farms, and mobile phones. I’ve written the first lines of new projects, and what were probably the last lines of a couple of very old projects.
I’m available on a flexible freelance basis - full or part time, short term/occasional/fixed project/ongoing. I can probably help you write the software you need developed. If I can’t, I’ll tell you so.
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JezUK provides software development and process consultancy services, and was established in 1995.
Registered in England and Wales, number 03071591.
Registered address is JezUK Ltd, 34 Forest Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9DH.
Registered for VAT in the UK, number 661 3554 40.