The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
For Halloween, I helped wonga.com reskin an old app they had originally developed with a third-party agency. The app used Adobe Flash as the main user interface, with a PHP / MySQL backend.
I created a second Facebook app for the Financial Times that scrapes a number of RSS feeds to bring in editorial content into Facebook. The app uses XML for flat-file storage and caching to speed up loading.
The LOVEFiLM Android Application was my first project as Development Manager, responsible for a team of four.
I created a simple application for the Financial Times Facebook Fan Page, using PHP and a XML flat-file store. The application had a CMS backend to allow an administrator to customise the images, URLs and text for each of the boxes (up to 6 supported).
When it comes to updating a database or your code in a production environment, or even migrating code between old and new servers, you don’t want someone accessing your files during your deployment procedure.
Managing a server using SSH and Command Line Access over the past few years has taught me a lot. It’s sometimes important to check how a server is doing in terms of load or you may simply want to check hard disk usage.
On a recent project I worked on, the sheer amount of users using the application caused the web server to fail due to the load on the database.
Being a iPhone user for the past few years, I was looking forward to giving the new Google phone a try. Especially since some early reviews called it the iPhone killer. I received my Google Nexus One (GNO) on Friday, 15th Jan 2010 and have spent the last few days playing with the functionality.