New opportunity in pastures new.

New opportunity in pastures new.

I decided to move on last month from my role as I wasn’t getting on and developing my skill set quite as quickly as I’d hoped for. During my search, I came across a great opportunity via a recruiter, with Manchester City Council as a Delivery Analyst on their Microsoft Web Team. I applied and am happy to say, was successful in getting the job!

The role is still coding and i’m pleased to say, still PHP mostly, but it should also see me up-skill on to some other interesting technologies the council are using to develop, maintain and grow their systems. The local authority has a variety of systems, which assist their core services and some are accessible by both their employees to assist in their day-to-day roles and the general public to gain access to authority services. The council in-house build and maintain some of these systems and my job directly will involve some input to that process. Continue reading

JavaScript Certification….

JavaScript Certification….

My JavaScript certificationWell, I finally got around to sitting my JavaScript Specialist Certification last month, with Taitec testers in Manchester and here’s the proof!. I’d done quite a bit of work and sweating for the exam (bearing in mind all the way, the strict retest policy my course has within it’s conditions) and thankfully, the work paid off. Otherwise, I’d have been undoubtedly hit with retest fees. I’m now learning Perl programming (One of the 3 P’s, Python, Perl & PHP), which is interesting me. Continue reading