Welcome

Hi and welcome to my site.

I’m a contract application developer living in Munich, working for clients all around mainland Europe, using a combination¬†of the excellent Perl programming language within LAMP systems, including PHP. Applications are¬†built, or extended,¬†in an¬†object-oriented style, using an RDBMS (SQL¬†database), usually but not exclusively on Un*x¬†systems. My preferred method¬†of operation is via¬†remote work using SSH, a¬†style of working which can be very productive given the right balance of¬†specifications and feedback, backed up of course by an appropriate version control system.

In my allegedly copious spare time, alongside raising two marvelous daughters, written a few books on various subjects including programming, contributed to the perl community via the usual channels, and am a founding member of the YAPC::Europe Foundation. Occasionally I manage to indulge in a little timeout on the side, spending quality time with my crazy dog in the alps..

Feel free to browse and to connect.