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Hi, my name is Giles Roadnight and I am a freelance Flex developer working in and around the south east of the UK and London. I started using Flex in around September 2006 and have been using it nearly full time since then.

Before using Flex I was a Flash actionscript developer for about 4 years. I didn't particularly like Flash as a development environment though and when I tried Flex it was like a breath of fresh air.

I really enjoy working with Flex as it's so quick and easy to build very impressive and powerful applications. The possibilities of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) make Flex a very useful language to be familiar with.
I have a number of Flex projects of my own that I'd love to get started on but I never seem to have time!

I am always on the look out for new and interesting Flex projects to work on so I put this site together to show off some of my work. You can also download my latest and most up to date CV or view an online version.

Skills

  • Flex 2 & 3
  • Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR)
  • Eclipse (with Flex Builder plugin)
  • Coldfusion
  • Cairngorm
  • Flash Actionscript
These are my core skills. I use Coldfusion mostly to create CFCs for Flex to communicate with the backend. I also have experience using Coldfusion to build websites but these days I would choose to build a Flex site instead. I am trying to find the time to re-write my own sites using Flex. I am in the process of updating my server to CF 8 and am looking forward to getting to grips with the new features.
Cairngorm is a framework for flex based on the MVC methodology. I use this whenever I can.
My other skills include
  • FlexUnit
  • unix
  • dreamweaver
  • php
  • HTML
  • OO Design
  • SVN
  • Visual Source Safe
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Contact

If you think that I am suitable for a project that you are working on I'd love to hear from you so please e-mail me.