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Jason Snelders

I’m a business web software developer. I build stuff, try to be helpful, and solve your problems.

I specialise in

  • Software developer leadership and management.
  • Supporting software teams.
  • Web application development
  • My programming specialty is: debugging and hunting down problematic CSS and JavaScript.

My driving focus is now

  • Listening to people tell stories.
  • Training, supporting and mentoring other developers.
  • Web Application Security.
  • Software usability (UX).
  • Designing process automation.

Also…

  • “I are rooly good at words and talking and stuff” (sic).
    • I get a kick out of writing good technical documentation.
  • I find people more interesting than code.
  • Don’t bullshit or bully me.
  • I’m patient and pragmatic.

My core programming capabilities are

  • C#, ASP.NET, .NET Framework (no Core experience yet).
  • PHP, WordPress.
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • SASS/LESS
  • TypeScript
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Angular 5

I’ve traditionally been a full-stack web application developer.

I’m also experienced with or have dabbled with

  • Knockout.js
  • Vue.js
  • A/B testing
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Azure Functions, SQL, Web Apps

Resume

Download the Word Document.

Personal Projects

WordPress Portal Extensions (demo Sept 2018): I’m 90% complete developing a an extension for WordPress that provides functionality for education portals and intranets.

jsUplink (https://uplink.jsnelders.com/): A small JavaScript script with a backing Azure Function to lookup and replace ugly <a> links within pages.
Build primarily to service a new section to this site and release free for the world to use.
(First published 7 July 2018 with more features and enhancements to come, including favicon display. I’m also dogfooding it at https://connect.jsnelders.com/

WhatsMyTime: Initial R&D prototype developed at https://stackblitz.com/edit/whatsmytime. Further development and a dedicated site with examples to come.

Connect (https://connect.jsnelders.com/): This is a project 3 years and a handful of attempts in the making. Connect is my attempt to solve a personal problem: web bookmarks, information collection and notes in one space. Think of it as Chome bookmarks meet OneNote. In the past, I build a web app from the ground up using ASP.NET/Bootstrap/Auth0/Azure Storage/Azure websites. This time: WordPress, a bit of JavaScript and 1 Azure Function. It’s also the reason and testbed for my jsUplink project.
(7 July 2018: I’ve just managed to get the site up and some initial pages down. It’s ugly, it’s raw, it’s got a long way to go – please bear with me.)

29 August 2018: I’ll be leaving my day job on 7 September and spending a couple of months working on these projects.

Where to Find Me

I try to write useful and practical things here, on my blog.

I also maintain a small by growing knowledge base at kb.vylesk.com.

And you can find me following and retweeting on Twitter.

Or you could email me any time at jason@jsnelders.com. I’m friendly and not prone to biting.

A really big snail!?

Struth! This one’s well fed.

A really big snail (it's actually a piece of wood with bolts for antennae that to make it look like a snail