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Over the last 17 years I’ve given frontend leadership and development to global brands like Jaguar, Land Rover, Lloyd’s of London and Arrow Electronics. I love giving companies the opportunity to pack a punch and deliver the best experience to their users.

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Senior JavaScript React Developer (Contract)

I'll join your team on a contract basis

I am based in Bath, England. I either work from your office within the surrounding areas (eg. Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Chippenham) or remotely from my home office and have regular visits.

I’m happy to visit clients one day a week from offices based slightly further away like London, Manchester, Birmingham.

I have been working with JavaScript applications for over a decade and with React, Redux for the last few years.

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Move to TypeScript

Convert an existing JavaScript codebase to TypeScript

  • Static type checking
  • Better code integration across private npm modules
  • Rich domain of types which describe the underlying data

Big or small, I plan the transition and undertake as much of the changes as you need.

I also provide training and support to get your team on-board with the change.

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React Application Kickoff

Let me start your application with some good choices

  • Project structure
  • Improve code stability
  • How to increase test coverage
  • Tooling

It’s hard to build website applications. There is a steep learning curve, many conflicting ideas and complex questions to be answered.

I have the experience to bring some light into this murky world of choices. This report will cover various aspects of setting up a codebase, how it should be structured along with documented standards and documented coding style guides.

It also provides insight into tools and testing to give your team the insights needed to make each deployment more reliable.

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React Application Analysis

You've already got a React application and want some insight on how it could be improved

  • Project structure
  • Improve code stability
  • How to increase test coverage
  • Tooling

This analysis report will cover various aspect of how a codebase has been structured and coded and will highlight ways it can be improved.

It also provides insight into tools and testing to give your team the insights needed to make each deployment more reliable.

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How you can get in touch

Who I have worked with

I’ve been involved with a variety of clients ranging from individuals to government organisations.

I’ve worked with a wide range of creative marketing and advertising agencies. Here are a few and where they are based.

What Employers are saying

Tim Ellert, Founder, ESZ Consulting Ltd

“Having worked with Dave on various projects for both small and multinational clients I / we can highly recommend him. Dave has excellent technical / development skills and is very much at the cutting edge of new languages and methodologies. During his time working with ESZ Consulting he has successfully completed highly technical projects spanning from a few months to a few years! He is a valuable front end developer and an asset to any development team. Look forward to working with him again soon on the next project!”

Sarah Evison, Managing Partner, United Studios

“Having read the other recommendations on here I don’t think there is a superlative left to describe Dave. I concur with them all. Dave is an exceptionally skilled front end developer, passionate about his work, calm in delivery and genuinely a lovely person to have on your team.

When I have a project worthy of his talent, he’s first on my list!”

Rob Oubridge, Founder, Aqueduct

“Dave is an extremely talented front-end developer - without exception the most knowledgable and advanced in his area that we have ever worked with. In addition, Dave is a cohesive team member, widely popular with his colleagues and always inspiring quality, exploration and innovation. One of the true ‘greats’ we’ve had the pleasure to work with - I cannot recommend Dave highly enough either as a professional or an individual.”

Guillaume Buat-Ménard, Technical Director, TMW London

“David is an outstanding developer combining great coding skills, broad knowledge, agency mindset for delivery and wisdom. Dave is passionate about his craft and constantly improving frameworks, standards and is very active in the open source community, he is one of the very best developers I have worked with over the last 17 years.”

John Bown, Digital Operations Director, Aqueduct

“What can I say about Dave? He was a true star in the agency - no front-end site was too big or too complex for him to build. He was responsible for introducing new ways of working and for raising the bar in terms of HTML5 websites, web apps and responsive design.

Hopefully we work together again soon!”

What team-mates are saying

Ian Causton, .net CMS & CRO expert

In my experience, it’s rare to work with an individual as talented as Dave.

I had the pleasure of working with him at the BIO Agency on the Arrow Electronics account.

Although Dave’s knowledge of front end development was second to none, what really impressed me was his ability to transfer this knowledge to more junior members of the team in his role as mentor. His ceaseless drive and enthusiasm in doing this contributed hugely to a successful project and a fantastic relationship with the client and their team.

He would be a great asset for any team and I hope I will get the opportunity to work with him again in the future.

Suren Rajeswaren, Sitecore SME/Web Content Manager, Sage

It’s my pleasure to recommend Dave. I have worked with him for a year, and he has fulfilled a number or roles in that time: Senior Front-end Developer, Tech Lead, Domain Expert and Mentor.

Dave has expert, in-depth knowledge of Front-end development including JavaScript and associated frameworks, HTML and CSS. His in-depth experience extends to he integration of the front-end into the CMS back-end, and the effects and impacts of the front-end on design (including responsive), security and performance.

He is able to provide technically robust and high-quality solutions to issues and problems rapidly and effectively, and has the architectural oversight to develop long-term strategic solutions to the implementation of website UI/UX design.

Dave is incredibly patient and is able to mentor and guide other team members in good coding practice.

Not only is Dave an invaluable member of the team, who contributed greatly to the success of the project, he is also highly respected by all his colleagues, both within the organisation and also the client business and technical teams, including senior management.

Ian Vaughan, Software Developer, Econsultancy

Dave came in and very quickly picked up tasks helping us during a large front end redesign. I think I can say anything that needed to be done, he could handle it, and it landed in our app working first time, looking good

Daniel Govan, Senior Interactive Web Developer, VML London

I’ve only worked with a couple of Ninja-class developers and Dave is one of them. In addition to his mastery of the modern front-end stack he’s also great at teaching and passing on the knowledge, and his his time at VML has made a lasting impression on the department. Only wish he could have stayed longer!

Katya Menshikova, Producer at VML London

Dave is an outstanding developer - proactive, fast, and adhering to best practice. Nothing fazes him; he’ll take on almost any front-end development challenge and he’ll do it with a smile on his face. Dave is continuously expanding his knowledge and what’s more, shares it with his colleagues, which is an inspiration to see. He made a contribution to our front-end dev department that was beyond his job description and contractor role - much appreciated and admired by the rest of the team. Dave was an absolute joy to work with and I’d work with him again any day.

What Clients are saying

Rakesh Thakkar, E-Commerce Consultant, Whitbread / Premier Inn

I had the pleasure of meeting Dave when he was assigned to one of my large scale development projects. During this time he successfully completed a multitude of development tasks. Dave communicates well and is not afraid to question the logic behind business requests. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Dave in the future, he is an asset to any team or organisation.

Give me a call on 07540817008, or email and we can discuss your project