I use practical, strategic thinking about features and technology choices to deliver value to my clients.
After taking the time to understand the project, I create a big-picture plan and offer choices with clear pros and cons and cost / time implications for each of the options. The technology choices that I propose are always based on how well they solve the specific needs of the project rather than how trendy a given technology currently is.
I can also evaluate existing technical plans and architecture when a second opinion or additional input is required.
My focus is on high quality, long lasting solutions. I use modern software development techniques, such as:
I use high quality open-source frameworks and libraries that are well tested and community driven. This means the frameworks and libraries that I select will be maintained and developed into the foreseeable future.
I can work on any stage of a project; from brainstorming and project planning with business stakeholders to implementation and final deployment. This includes:
I can also help find visual designers, user interaction specialists and additional software developers as required by the project.
Senior Managing Partner at Oxyor Group
January 3, 2018, Simon was a client of Ben’s
Ben's recommendations and solutions saved us a tremendous amount of time and money by showing us how we could reuse parts of our existing stack and helping us setup the scaling we needed. Ben also trained and guided our team to make sure that people were comfortable supporting the application before he finished the project. Ben listened to our needs, developed a plan and executed it; consistently delivering high quality work.
Ben is capable of working independently and coming up with suggestions and alternative ideas that have been a major driver for our developments.
Front-end Developer at NonDutch
April 20, 2017, Ben worked with Prashant in the same group
I loved working with Ben at 1%Club. His enthusiasm is contagious. He did a great job leading the team and managing people. Making sure everybody involved were on the same page. He understands the tools and the tech that he is working with in detail and is great at sharing this knowledge with others.
Senior Java Developer at 42 BV
September 17, 2014, Ferrie was a client of Ben’s
In the past year that Ben has been working on our Python/Django website he has shown an exceptional balance of experience, knowledge, communication skills, working ethic and the ability to work in a well structured manner.
Besides performing the tasks we needed him to do, he shared many valuable insights in the way the maintenance and development processes could be improved. He introduced new frameworks and libraries to the project, thereby simplifying and stabilizing the code base. Great changes were made while the site was continuously in production, all handled by him with care, flexibility and a keen eye for best practices.
Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems
March 11, 2010, Ben worked with Thomas in the same group
Ben is a skilled programmer who has experience with a broad range of software technologies. He is comfortable with low-level (e.g., device driver) as well as high-level (e.g., IDE) code. He has excellent debugging skills and is able to quickly learn new codebases.