Hi! The name is James. I am currently working as an intern software developer in the Asset Intelligence department at Unison. You can count on me to format my code nicely (I love my vertically lined-up nested code), write insightful reports, and talk to people fairly normally.
When the IT side of the brain is not being used, you may sometimes find me working as a locum pharmacist.
Stemming from my interest in HTML and CSS coding, I enrolled at Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay to seriously pursue programming and database administration (exposure includes Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server). I scored straight A+ for all completed papers, with 94% being the average score. The papers accomplished are as below
I studied at The University of Auckland. For my elective subject, I pursued the Introduction to Computer Science paper and achieved an A+
I am developing a custom SQL query designer service that is targeted at pharmacy owners who wish to find out specific information about their business that is otherwise not available via the normal reporting function.
I am also developing a PHP / MySQL dynamic website complemented with a C# application for community pharmacy use in New Zealand. The planning process involved coming up with wireframes, user stories, and UML diagrams, while the execution phase takes into account MVC and TDD during the development process. Having completed the application development, efforts are now concentrated on usability testing.
When I am not messing around with coding, you can find me out cycling on the road in Hawkes Bay or doing a bit of cooking. On top of that, I recently cycled from Napier to Mahia (170km) in September, stayed a night there, and cycled back to Napier the next day!
Profile photo credit goes to Tsumei.com
Tongan name correction (29th - 30th October 2016) - While visiting a close friend of mine in Tonga, she described her pharmacy dispensing software automatically capitalises the first letter after an apostrophe (exa'Mpl'E) for Tongan names. I developed two solutions to the problem: