I’ve worked on a fair few projects over the last few years, some through work, and some as an out-of-hours activity. I’ve tried to keep them all up-to-date on this page, and some of them do have separate websites. I welcome any comments or suggestions so please put them forward if you have any, thanks!
I now work full-time at LINGsCARS, but I’ve been there part-time for almost three years now, and have worked on my fair share of both the front-facing website and the back-end LINGO system, as well as a fair few side projects too. I’m currently building the framework needed for the new cluster of servers that are planned to be deployed soon, which has meant improving a lot of the original code on the website! Since the workload never stops, and the fun there never ends, I’m counting LINGsCARS itself as an ongoing project of mine, although theres a few of us there that make things happen!
Google Grope is one of the many side projects spawned from LINGsCARS, and has developed into one that has been completed developed by myself. It is mostly a weekly competition involving SEO, with the winner needing to get to the top of Google UK, that is, first result for a specific phrase, within a 48 hour period. We have some big plans for Google Grope which will be getting rolled out soon, but for now head over to the website and see what it’s all about!
Monkey Boards is a lightweight PHP-based forum system that has been designed to have both a small footprint and a minimalistic feature set, delivering only completely required features. I admit that it has been out of continued development for a while now, mostly due to time constraints, but I’m hoping to make more progress on it soon, getting it up to speed and tidying up some problems that were present in the last release. Head on over to the website to show your support and have a read of the plans I have for the system next!
No thumbnail for this one unfortunately . DBlib was originally started as a necessity at LINGsCARS, where we needed a lightweight and independent database connection system that could be integrated across the entire codebase without much trouble, and which provided a needed set of features to interface with MySQL. So far, it’s proved very successful, and internally is now up to version 1.2.3. I fully plan to release DBlib as an independent side project in good time, but a bit more code cleanup and documentation is needed first. Keep watching on the blog for announcements when this will become available!