Just A Guy Coding

Formerly TechChampion

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Need A Freelance Developer? Hire Me.

I Provide Bespoke Development Services. Specialising in Web Development, including Embedded Software and CMS Systems (Umbraco, Wordpress).

Hi, I’m Anthony. Who and what is Just a Guy Coding? It's a brand, a trade name, for my freelance development work. I have a BSc in Software Engineering and nearing 30 years' experience working with computers. Most of the work I undertake is contract based project work for small to medium sized businesses.

I have experience working on Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms, using a variety of programming languages and frameworks including C, C#, PHP, ASP.NET and JavaScript. I'm insured, conscientious and can provide references. Why not get in touch?

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My Process. How I Work and Do Business.

Feel free to get in touch for a chat about your project.

I'm always pleased to speak to prospective clients about upcoming projects and provide free no obligation quotations. My preferred development approach is to use a test driven prototyping methodology. I can:

  • Provide and work from PSD designs;
  • Supply build documentation (UML, E-R diagrams, Structured Design);
  • Work in a team (Git, CVS, Team Foundation Server),

Before development begins I ask clients to agree a project plan itemising project milestones and our commitments to each other.

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Specialised Hardware & Embedded Development

Software for bespoke hardware.

I worked in the broadcast sector for 10 years developing desktop and server side applications for television studios across the globe (Teletext, subtitles, voice recognition, video ingestion, content management), and have lots of experience with specialist hardware, specifications and technical standards.

Over the past 5 years I'm proud to have been working with Audio Design on their ProDAB product range, designed for professional monitoring of FM & DAB radio signals. The latest project required development of a web application capable of controlling and visualising the unit's state (Linux, PHP, Lighttpd) whilst offloading the processing burden to the client browsers (Javascript & JQuery).

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CMS Website Development

Blogger, Wordpress and Umbraco.

My clients expect websites they can update & maintain themselves, so naturally I've develop websites on the big three CMS platforms: Wordpress, Blogger and Umbraco

The choice of CMS often depends on finance and infrastructure considerations:

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Kindle Book Publishing

Do you need help publishing your book?

Did you know that Kindle books are built using the same technology used to develop websites?

I recently helped author Alex C Vick publish her Legacy of Androva series of books, working with her to select imagery, fonts, understand licensing and design her book covers (eBook & hardback).

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PHP and ASP.NET Website Development.

Custom made, one of a kind websites, just how you want them.

Some projects require original design, specific customised functionality, have certain hardware or infrastructure requirements, or need to be integrated with other systems and technologies. That's fine, I do that too.

I recently worked for Inspiration Inc, a design agency, to produce online reservation systems for their clients in the vehicle trade. The Agency managed the projects and I designed and developed the code to their specifications. The web applications enable vehicle owners to lookup vehicles by registration, find their nearest dealerships, select dates from a customised calendar, retrieve address information by postcode, enter discount codes and ultimately make their service bookings.