Development Guru Since 1988

Software development has been a passion of mine since childhood. I began to program on an Amstrad CPC 464 in 1988 using Schneider BASIC. I still remember how to program this machine. My first program was a sound clip using, it made a noise like a helicopter going around you, alternating left to right gradually increasing and decreasing in intensity... I was 6 years old. I didn't even know what the doppler effect was.

Since then I have developed on dozens of platforms for many companies including a lot of white label work. As a programmer I believe that my arsenal of knowledge is my toolbox. I can reach into it whenever I need to produce something and I never stop learning. Currently I foucs mainly on integrated systems and EPOS development. I have created some interesting and fairly unique extensions to this field and I am looking forward to rolling them out nationally. Whenever one of my servers needs to be told to do something I generally write that in Perl. I regularly work with small and large scale databases ranging from a wide distribution of Oracle with hundreds of users to a humble Access stand alone single user. I have worked with SAP, Sybase and SQL Server and I enjoy them all for what they are. I try to avoid single system preference and attempt to fit the software to the requirement, not the other way around.

Over the years I have produced hundreds of websites for hundreds of companies. Many of these companies owe no small part of their success to my input. A fair few still use the services of my companies regularly and are happy with what they have.

I am very happily married and have three young children. As of writing I am 34 years old. I enjoy other things beside programming and electronics too, but those are other stories.

Peter McKane

A Non-Defeatist Attitude

"If it has been done by someone else then it can be done by you"
Peter McKane

"Have a contingency plan for every outcome and nothing will beat you"
Peter McKane

"If it can go wrong it will, so make it go wrong in the right direction"
Peter McKane

Archimedes - Inspirational Thinker