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Welcome to the website of Mike Irving, Web Design, Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing Specialist.

I am from the town of Macclesfield in Cheshire, not far from Wilmslow, Stockport and Manchester, UK.

I have been working as a Software Developer since 2002, starting out with back-end web development in ASP (JavaScript and VBScript Syntax versions) and Microsoft SQL Server. I am now working largely in Visual Studio 2019, writing ASP.Net / Dot Net Core (C# Syntax) web applications, utilising technologies including ASP.Net MVC and Web API.

On the client side of Web Design, I am a competent HTML5 coder, I use CSS3, and I write multi browser compliant code that conforms to the relevant W3C standards.

I am also highly experienced in front-end scripting code, programming cross-browser JavaScript (ECMAScript) and implementing the latest jQuery libraries.

I made my first mobile app for the Apple iPhone in 2010, and I am now actively developing Mobile Apps for iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad). My day to day work now incorporates App Development and Mobile Web Development.

My first Android app launched late in 2013, and Windows Phone development commenced in 2014. As of 2016, I now make Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps, for Windows 10.

During my career, I have had the pleasure of working Freelance, Contract, and on a Permanent Basis, for various companies, in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. These roles have included working at Digital Agencies, a leading SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Company, large corporations and small businesses. I am currently working on various projects, both solo and with companies in the Macclesfield and Bollington areas.

I have experience in the following technologies:
ASP, ASP.Net (C#) MVC and Web Forms, C++, Swift, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, SQL Server, T-SQL, AJAX, LINQ, Web Services, HTML, XHTML, CSS, jQuery, IIS and Microsoft Access.

The main programs I utilise for web design and application development include:
Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Git and Adobe Photoshop.

For iOS App Development, on macOS (formerly Mac OS X), I either use Xcode for programming in Swift or Objective-C, or Xamarin Studio for programming in C#. I code native Android Apps in Android Studio, coded in Kotlin or Java.

I build websites for all versions of the following web browsers:
Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari and Google Chrome.

Other Technologies I have experience in:
Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Server, Windows 10, MySQL, 4D Server, Delphi, Microsoft Visual Basic, some Apache, PHP and JSP.

CMS (Content Management Systems) I have built upon:
Kentico, Umbraco, WordPress, bespoke software systems.