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Engineer with 20+ years web, desktop,devices. Mixing TDD, BDD & MDD, EA, Stats, Math & Code into a fizz of a biz.
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Hi! My name is Ethar, though you'll get away with pronouncing it "Ether". "I love coding!" and despite that intro, I don't like sounding like Donald Trump. Not that you could ever confuse us two really :) I've been a full stack guy for over 20 years and these days, churn out JS, Node, C#, both SQL & NoSql and run on AWS, including developing IoT platforms and Alexa skills. As well as coding help, I also encourage developers and architects to look at problems differently. Committing to effective, clean, value driven solutions is crucial and my experience both in code and business provides a unique slant on why code is written in the first place. I also regularly recruit, so understand the needs of folk trying to break into the industry. Despite over 22 commercial years in the IT industry, holding very senior roles, and running companies and organisations, I still prefer coding. I've spent a lot of time doing complex computing tasks and building circuits, and work across IoT, AI/Machine Learning, High performing computing and use Lean-EA and Lean Startup to help enterprises and startups alike work more effectively. Many of my calls end in YAGNI (You Ain't Gonna Need It), which saves on unnecessary costs elsewhere. Ethics? Plenty. Probably to my own detriment. Projects: Contributed to OSS including JabaJS and a local community tech calendar Alexa Skill OSS project called "WhatGeeks" (accepting PRs if you're interested).
- 10 years experience
Developer and architect working in C# since 2005. Combining it with modern front end JS frameworks (AMD, Knockout, NodeJS, JQuery, Ajax etc.) and RESTful services to create responsive sites and also web services in enterprise environments
- 15 years experience
Involved in the agile movement since 2002. Signatory to the agile manifesto and corporate member of the Agile Alliance. Worked with large enterprises to deliver high performing teams at enterprise scale, employing both Lean Startup and DevOps techniques.
- 7 years experience
Designing high-performance, high-availability systems. Mathematical modelling of throughput, architecture and selection of appropriate cloud infrastructure. Migration roadmaps of existing colo platforms to cloud and design and evaluation of cost effective appropriate architectures for opex expenditure models.
- 10 years experience
Worked with and for large blue chip organisations in heavy and agile environments to evolve high performing, value focused architectures that deliver on the promises of their business case. Incremental delivery of end-to-end business features into production through DevOps and LS teams within corporate contexts. One of the few Worldwide specialist Lean-EA
- 5 years experience
I've been using Git from command line and Git Extensions on Windows for 5 years now and I can't imagine working without it. Previously I was an SVN user, as well as TFS, CVS and SourceSafe and whilst I've been through the conceptual pain, I definitely can't imagine living without it now.
- 6 years experience
I use SpecFlow every single day. I use it both as acceptance tests and user stories for BDD and consumer driven contracts for remote teams. I have used it in several large, high throughput organisations as well as startups and is central to the methodologies I employ.
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Ethar is very good and skilled mentor. He helped me understand a solution for a project and he found time in his schedule to talk through it making sure I got everything right. I would definitely use his help again in the future!
Jun 23, 2017
Gave great feedback on my assignment to help me understand it.
Jun 5, 2017
Solved my issue in a matter of seconds! Thank you!
May 25, 2017
one of the best mentors i had.
May 21, 2017
Just the help I am looking for.
May 21, 2017
It was a pleasure working on a small project with Mr. Alali. He is helpful, knowledgeable, thorough and kind. I would recommend him without reservation.
May 5, 2017