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Steve Roberts

In the last several years been programming in (X)HTML, CSS, PHP, PERL abd JavaScript.

I am a dedicated and hard working individual who enjoys a challenge, learning new things and meeting new people.

I have experience in a variety of areas that include desktop support and web programming.

Working full time (employed) and part time (self employed as Shadow Computers), being a father and a husband has meant I have had to be extremely motivated, well organised and have ability to manage my time well.
shadowcomputers Send Message shadowcomputers has posted 164 messages (5 of which have been marked as answers), been awarded 27 badges and has accumulated 27,650 karma points since joining on August 08, 2010.


Sudbury, Suffolk<br /> United Kingdom

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Past Experience

Languages (last several years): HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, VBA, VB Script, PERL and JavaScript.

Languages (last 15 years): (Basic:) Assembly, COBOL, Pascal, Basic, C, Delphi, C++, Java, JSP.

Operating Systems: Windows 3.11 / NT 3.51 / NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP / Small Business Server 2003 / Vista and Windows 7; (Basic:) Ubuntu (Desktop edition), UNIX.

Databases: MySQL, SQL Server 2000 (Includes using Data Transformation Services), Microsoft Access 2.0 / 95 / 97 / 2000 / 2003 / 2007 / 2010. (Basic:) PostreSQL.

Client Software: Microsoft Office 4.3 / 95 / 97 / 2000 / 2003 / 2007 / 2010, Norton Internet Security, Softwin BitDefender Antivirus 8, Softwin BitDefender Internet Security 2008, RealVNC, Norton Ghost, Crystal Reports, Macromedia (Adobe) Dreamweaver, Gammadyne Mailer, Corel (Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, NaviCat for MySQL; (Basic:) Macromedia Contribute, QuarkXPress.

Server Software: Administration of SBS 2003 applications and services such as Microsoft Exchange 2003, Active Directory, Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, Group Policy, Remote Web Workplace, Microsoft SharePoint, Shared Fax Service; VERITAS Backup Exec.

Networking: I have maintained and installed a wired and wireless local area network using Netgear switches, Netgear wireless routers and CAT5 cabling.


Professional member (MBCS) of the British Computer Society (


Higher National Diploma in Software Engineering.
BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies


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