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PROPER .NET

With Alexa And I

Alexa Skills

In 2016 Amazon released their much awaited Echo in the UK.

Known as Alexa, the Echo is a Home AI device capable of communicating with your Smart Home devices such as Philips Hue Lighting, Nest Thermostats, Samsung SmartThings etc.

Where the Echo is unable to speak to a device or doesn't have a service (or 'skill') you require, Developers can write their own!

Make sure you tell Alexa to "Enable Management Speak". This is my latest skill for Alexa - now you can learn to speak like a Manager!

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Aurora API

NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE

WHAT'S NEW

Aurora SaaS is now GDPR compliant!

 

All clients using Aurora SaaS services can rest assured all of their customer data that passes through the Aurora stack will be managed in a way that ensures it is subject to SAR and Forget me requests.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

In simple terms, you don't need to worry about passing us data for processing. If your customer wants to see what we hold on them, we'll manage their SAR (Subject Access Request) quickly and scrub any personal data we hold on receipt of a Forget Me request from them.

Find out more, see the API, feel the power!

Skill Set

Some Stuff I Know About

Working as a Full-stack Senior Developer, I have proven experience in some really cool technologies.

Here are a few of the main ones with a Newbie to Super Hero rating... the stuff I use every day!

Obvs this is not an exhaustive stack, I 'm lucky that I can spend hours and hours reading up on and playing with new tech, this is just the main stuff... stuff I like!

C# .NET (Full Stack)

Web Services (including Web API / ReST / SOAP)

Android Dev

SQL And SQL Server 2005 to 2012 (including SSIS, SSDT and SSRS)

Amazon AWS (e.g. EC2, S3, Glacier, Route53, SQS, SNS, SES, CF, RDS, IAM, EB, Lambda)

Amazon Echo (Alexa ASK, Platform)

Cloud Telecoms Services (e.g. IVR and SMS)

Cryptography (e.g. Symmetric, Asymmetric, PKI, Open/PGP, TLS/SSL, HMAC)

Newbie

Decent

Pretty Good

Super Hero

Development

What's Important To Developers

Speed

Using the latest dev tools, years of experience and my vast collection of dev libraries, I can develop quickly and deliver a reliable and maintainable codebase!

Quality

Code quality is very important! If you don't know what your own code is doing in 6 months time, you've failed yourself, and you've created a headache for others!

Expertise

With over 20 years of dev experience and being a C# .NET hero (my own rating!), I've a sound knowledge of lots and lots of technologies and their implementation.

Security

There are so many people willing to smash your systems for data - data is valuable - so building security in from the start is not only vital, but default in my solutions.

Reliability

For a solution to be completely reliable, it needs more than just a sound codebase. Infrastructure, deployment, patching... all considerations in any solution.

Price

Dev work can be expensive, usually due to poor planning! Technical Debt is costly. Plan well, deliver on time, keep deployments up to date and this will keep the cost down!

Sms.Portal

Some Numbers From My Original SMS Portal

1120

SMS Received

138

Contacts

1499

SMS Sent

86

Keywords

Services

Some Services Aurora SaaS Offer

Email
API

Email enable Apps and Websites with Aurora Email over API

Vehicle
Data

Get manufacturer and DVLA data on UK registered vehicles

Aurora
SMS

SMS enable your solutions with Aurora SMS

Aurora
PAF

Include UK Postcode and Address lookups with the Aurora API