Colin Tester

About

The technology of the web and the numerous ways information is communicated is changing constantly, which means it’s important to keep abreast of developments in order to maintain good practice and a professional viewpoint.

We were incredibly impressed with Colin’s knowledge in a continuously evolving market place.

Half of my working life is spent on research and learning, something I expect is true of most practitioners in the web and software industry, but I believe it is time well spent, as it helps inform the benefits I aim to bring to a client’s project.

I have been building web-based software since 2002 and my work is driven by the mantra: keep it simple, but make it elegant.

I continue to be inspired by prescribed engineering best practices and my aim always is to produce software which is clean, modular, extensible and stable. I care about the finer details.

Interested to learn how I might assist with your project? Get in touch

My guiding principles, practices and tools

Website/Web app development:
Software development:
My skill set stack includes:
  • HTML, XML, SVG
  • CSS, SASS
  • JavaScript (ES5, ES6)
  • PHP, Python, Node.js
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • REST, GraphQL, JWT
  • JSON, YAML
  • Mustache, Handlebars
Tinkering currently with:
  • Golang, Google Cloud Platform, AWS
  • Kubernetes, MiniKube
  • Elixir, Elm
  • Web Components
Tools I use regularly:
  • Git, Github
  • Docker
  • Bash, npm, webpack, Grunt
  • Babel, Jasmine, Karma
  • VS Code, Vi
  • Photoshop, Illustrator
  • ssh, rsync
Used in the past/Very familiar with:
  • Subversion
  • JQuery, Prototype
  • Actionscript
Reference materials on my bookshelf include:
Resources available online that I have found to be invaluable:
I listen to many Podcasts and would recommend the following: