Nick combines all the key aspects you want from a great dev - he's exceptionally technically capable, he lives the values and ethos of modern Agile practices, and he never loses sight of the commercial drivers for what is being built and why.
Neal Champion, Delivery Manager, Royal London
Nick is a software engineer, code craftsman and testing evangelist. He is also a TDD practitioner and trainer; team builder and code leader. Learn more about his skills and experience by reading his online cv (résumé).
Nick is currently specialising in Front end React SPAs and Node.js serverless based microservices on AWS.
He is currently the Lead Engineer for Fixed Income Risk at T. Rowe Price. Nick has also worked as an independent consultant at Deliverist, providing software engineering and technical consultancy for Fidelity Global Digital Wealth. He has also done a stint at building out low latency FX trading platforms.
Nick focuses on successful execution and decision making based on critical thinking and evidence. He excels at helping startups get to market using lean principles. He also uses that experience to help larger companies with their software engineering and agile transformations.
Nick’s knowledge of development best practices is second to none, and as dev lead he introduced many improvements to the working practices at Waitrose, these included a comprehensive testing approach, continuous integration, build and release pipelines and much more.
Paul Brownsmith, Front end Developer, Waitrose
published: 25 August 2015
Part 1: What am I trying to do?
published: 10 October 2013
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Keyboard
TL/DR: Vim is awesome
published: 26 September 2013
All about making things more efficient
I’m all about making things more efficient, and I’m increasingly finding the love for Vim. It helps me stay in the flow and get closer to my code. It’s also fantastic that so many tools have a Vim-like plug-in so that my hard won lessons with Vim productivity can be re-used in so many places!
published: 10 May 2012
Customizing Visual Studio for PowerShell users
published: 24 September 2011
Who should write your bdd features
There’s a request I have been hearing a few times recently. It goes something like this: