Working at Redgate
I work for Redgate in Cambridge developing database software. My team is actively developing DLM Dashboard, a self-hosted application that allows you to monitor and approve changes to your SQL Server.
We are using modern web technologies like Durandal/Knockout and Reactive Extensions. In comparison to working on corporate intranets for the oil industry, I felt like I had been thrust into the future. Knockout provides two-way bindings between the JS view model and the HTML template. This means that it is easier to maintain a clear separation between data and presentation. Since adapting to this new style, I find classic jQuery-style event hookup brittle and unmaintainable.
Strength Level calculates how strong you are for your bodyweight. This means that lifters at their peak are rated much higher than a strong but overweight lifter. I founded Strength Level back in 2007 and it has been growing steadily since then. We now rate 2500+ lifts a day.
At the start of the new year I added the ability to store your past results under your Facebook account. This has proved popular and the userbase is growing.
I am building a Chrome extension that organises your bookmarks into folders. This is a multi-stage process and categories your bookmarks as:
- Files (.pdf)
- Intranet (localhost/teamcity)
- Websites (with 4+ bookmarks each)
- Category (c#)
It also includes general bookmark utilities to update titles and eliminate duplicates.
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