thinker DEVELOPER water

CODE HERO

JAMES WHITFIELD

Architect, Web & iOS Developer

ABOUT ME

I’m a blade of grass in a hurricane standing against the wind amongst the broken trees. In a game of rock paper scissors I’m the hand that changes, and not the shape it pretends to be. In other words, to paraphrase a great philosopher Bruce Lee, I endeavor to be shapeless, formless, like water. For when you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Therefore I aim to become like water my friend.

Poetic perhaps, but it is the easiest way to provide the necessary insight into how I solve problems and endeavor to work with others to get problems solved. Technology is always changing, if you would like to work with someone who is capable of changing with it, you've come to the right place.

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Experience

KNOW MORE ABOUT MY PAST

With more than 16 years of professional experience utilizing a variety of technologies in the areas of web development, mobile development and unix administration; together provides a complete perspective of how best to implement your desired application or troubleshoot and support your existing one. Preferred technologies currently is Rails, Grails for backend web development hosted on FreeBSD or Linux via AWS or other cloud service, and iOS for mobile development. However, prior experience also includes but is not limited to Java, Groovy, C / C++, Objective C, PHP, Perl, Python, Shell scripting, Visual Basic, Flash ActionScript, Flex, Javascript, SQL, HTML,CSS and XML, which all remain useful when porting or integrating with legacy systems.

RECENT

  • 2015-future

    venttastic @ iOS / Grails / Rails

    Implemented fun & educational iOS news app which allows innovative ways to rank how you feel about content, in addition to offering commentary in the form tomatoes in your face of those you disagree and beers for those you do.

  • 2014-2015

    VinylRecord @ Objective-C / C++ / iOS

    Contributed to enhancement of a pure SQLite ActiveRecord ORM for iOS without CoreData. Now you can persist data like you do in Rails but in iOS

  • 2015-future

    iDelayedJob @ OBJECTIVE-C / iOS

    Implemented iOS job scheduler allowing transparent performance and retrying of misc task until successful or exhausted, even across application restarts.

  • 2012-2014

    ajcclassifieds.com @ RAILS / AWS

    Support rails classifieds system responsible for classified ads in print and online.

HISTORY

  • 2014-2015

    COX MEDIA @ RAILS / BROWSERCMS

    Integrated responsive Rails CMS with organization enterprise Sharepoint CMS allowing friendly viewing across mobile devices.

  • 2012-2014

    AJC @ RAILS / BROWSERCMS

    Created Analytics portal to allow the management, preview and upload of reports across organization.

  • 2011-2013

    INCOMM @ RAILS / AWS

    Maintained payment application for online video games. Included enhancing and creating merchant web service API's and billing system used to pay merchants their percentages using contractual business rules.

  • 2006-2011

    ajc @ RAILS / FLEX / PERL

    Created multiple web applications to allow customers to register and manage classifieds Ads for online and print, which required implementation and reverse engineer of various legacy proprietary back-end systems.

SKILLS & THINGS ABOUT ME

LIBERTY
Politics
people
Technology
LAW
DINNING

SERVICES

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS

Need assistance brainstorming and evaluating feasibility of your ideas, I can use my diverse background to propose a multitude of solutions .

ARCHITECT & IMPLEMENT

Even great designs are nothing unless implemented. I offer end to end full stack development of your ideas & concepts.

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Need more than just a pretty website? If you desire it do amazing things and adhere to business rules, lets get started.

MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

The mobile gold rush is happening, if you need assistance turning your ideas into reality you have come to the right place.

INTERCONNECTIVITY

If you desire that different systems work together to produce and even greater solution, years of experience is here to help.

APPLICATION SUPPORT

Already have a product need of a little love? Subject to availability, support contracts are a cost effective way to stay up to date.

CONTACT

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

If you would like a risk free consultation to brainstorm on the best way to address your needs or if simply have a question, please provide your information and the nature of your request below and I will get back with you at the earliest opportunity.

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