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Sailing the Sharp Sea

.NET developer with a passion for mobile and DevOps. I write about building cross platform apps using Xamarin & .NET MAUI and GitHub Actions.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» About Me

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a small boy loved his 8-bit home micro. He learned to write games in BASIC and Z80 assembly language and dreamed of building his own astromech droid...

Hi, I'm Dave and I write code. In my career I've created solutions for a wide variety of industries. From industrial control systems for the electronics and automotive industries to GIS and statistical analysis software for the oil industry, software for call centres, the NHS and an SaaS ERP system for the catering industry. I currently work for a global engineering firm as lead developer for a suite of mobile apps built with Xamarin and provide support to a team creating a predictive analytics platform for the water industry using IoT and Blazor technologies.

When not writing code, my passion is watching motorcycle racing. From MotoGP to World Superbike, British Superbike, Dakar and the Africa Eco Race, where I sponsored a team in 2020, if it has two wheels and an engine I'll watch it race! 🏍🏍🏍

  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§ I mostly work with C# and Xamarin
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» You can find me on GitHub
  • πŸ‘‹ Or LinkedIn
  • 🎬 Fun Fact: I was an extra in Blackadder!

β›΅ Sailing the Sharp Sea

Starting a blog was something I talked about many times and in 2021 I finally did it! The result is Sailing the Sharp Sea where I write about building cross platform apps using Xamarin & .NET MAUI and DevOps using GitHub Actions.

The goal for this blog is to share my knowledge and insights with the community and learn a thing or two myself. It also helps aid my somewhat failable memory. πŸ˜‰ I write detailed technical articles with full code on GitHub, short tips or tricks I've discovered and summaries of relevant developer conferences.

It's always rewarding to read a comment or post that my article helped or inspired someone, or just made them smile.

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