About Mike

MikeUp until recently I was working as a Software Developer for Tetrosyl Ltd, based in Bury, Greater Manchester (The inventors and producers of the legendary T-Cut product.). Prior to Tetrosyl, I gained 15 months commercial experience working as a PHP Developer with Cardinal Maritime (freight forwarders) in Wythenshawe.

In terms of myself and my interests, I have consistently attempted to keep my web expertise and skillset broadening since finishing my certifications. I tend to utilise all online resources and tutorials and have a 'can do' attitude about most things, especially my passions and i'm forever learning and keen to, as I expect we all are in order to hone our particular craft and specialisms.

I particularly like coding, with my primary concentration presently being PHP MVC frameworks, JavaScript and MySQL scripting. I've also dabbled with WordPress, Perl (certified in 2011), jQuery, and the YUI library to mention a few other technologies of interest to me, yet I don't claim to be any expert. I'm also always open to new concepts and methods, whatever they may be, and am fascinated by the way diverse technologies encompass all that the internet is and of course how fast things evolve as a result. Most tech related subjects I find of interest and I'm always reading blogs and articles as a means of staying abreast of new web development news and technologies, resulting in sometimes an attempt at reviewing them and generally rambling about items of interest - my musings can be found on my blog, which you can subscribe to. I am also quite active on the social media scene and love (have) most kinds of Android related gadgets.

As for the tools of the trade I favour most, I have a relentless (but not limited) relationship with Windows (and a blossoming newer one forming, with Linux), and am an avid Android user. In general, I have a love of open source technologies, more so, having been introduced quickly to the LAMP stack for work purposes, which I am very excited about and interested in!. I'm usually these days mostly fuelled by optimism, passion, and Tea or alternatively, when I feel sluggish, RedBull.