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).
A while ago I had to sync files from one server to another. The reason? I was responsible for moving all the application and websites hosted on a old server to a new, faster server with better security and a updated operating system.
I recently ran into a problem with disc space on my Mac, requiring me to find and delete large files to free up some space quickly. I found the following command (in Terminal) very useful to find large files of a given size in a given directory.
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.
I’ve come to love my Nexus One and the Android OS, even after using the iPhone for over three years.