Information Technology is my number one passion in life. Ever since I got my first computer back in 1992 (when I was 7), I've always enjoyed playing around and teaching myself anything I could get my hands on. First it was learning MS-DOS, Windows 3.0 and BASIC programming early on after getting that first computer and that evolved into learning to create some websites using HTML in the mid to late 90s when the internet was starting to become mainstream.
After university, I worked for simPRO software and helped develop simPRO which is a job management system allowing companies in the trade industry to track, schedule and invoice their jobs. simPRO was originally written back as early as 2000, so in 2010 the software was rewritten using newer technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, jQuery / jQuery UI and PostgreSQL. Working in a senior role in developing this rewrite helped me learn those new skills as well as improve my current skills.
These days, my focus still remains on web development. I enjoy building websites and web applications using HTML5 and CSS3 but also do a bit of game development using HTML5 Canvas, WebGL and the Unity Game Engine.
Outside programming, I also enjoy playing video games, playing / watching sports, working out and writing.
simPRO is a job management system that allows businesses in the trade industry to track all aspects of their business.
simPRO has a long list of features including creating quotes / jobs / invoices and tasks, scheduling employees, ordering / tracking stock, transferring transactions to accounting packages and mobile support.
As a senior software engineer, I worked on implementing a number of features in version 10 of the system as well as writing a large percentage of the code during the 2010 - 2012 version 11 rewrite.
8 Ball The Game is an under development game written in HTML5 Canvas.
The game focuses on all the major cue sports and will feature game modes such as 8 ball, 9 ball, snooker, a trick shot challenge mode and time trial modes.
Once released, the game will allow users to either practice their skills against the computer or go against another player in the multiplayer mode.
RuneHead is a service I created back in 2005 that allows clans in the game of RuneScape to create a memberlist to display their members.
RuneHead communicates with the RuneScape servers to update each memberlist with up to date stats for each player to provide the RuneScape community with an up to date list of almost every clan in the game.
To this day, RuneHead still remains the only major memberlist service available for RuneScape.
I enjoy creating low polygon and accurate 3d models in my spare time.
Over the last few months I've created a few sporting arenas and a number of other items used across a number of sports.
Tip.It is the first ever RuneScape help site that assists players by providing detailed information about all aspects of the game. During 2005 - 2006 I worked as part of the Website Crew.
During this time, I worked on maintaining and updating the current set of calculators and well as introducing a number of new calculators and skill planners.
Those calculators and skill planners are still used quite regularly today among all the other features available on the Tip.It website.