Barrie Callender

On becoming a Software Developer and starting a UK business


This is a blog about two aspects of my life, I hope will be useful to my visitors. Some articles on this site will document my journey to becoming a Professional Software Developer and others will talk about how I run my limited company in the UK.

The aim is to provide thoughts, ideas and tips to others as well as invite feedback and help from those who stop by. Through showing people how I do it, I hope to learn how to do it better and share that too.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone who wants to be a better software developer.
  • Individuals in the UK who need to run a limited company to get contract work and could be helped by my experiences.

About Barrie Callender

'Barrie Callender in 2011 or was it 2012' My name is Barrie Callender. I never intended to get involved in Project Management, but somehow landed a job supporting Artemis 2000 in November 1987. That was for Metier Management systems where I stayed for 13 years, followed by 5 years at Pinnacle Management Systems inc and a further 10 at what became Ten Six Consulting.

In June 2016 I started my own company just to see what might happen and after reading Technical Blogging by Antonio Cangiano I decided to start this blog.

On a personal note, I am married to my lovely wife Lisa and we have two teenage children. I have always been interested in programming and as much as I enjoy the world of project consulting, I would probably be happiest if I could write software for a living.

Through this blog, I hope to find out.

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