- The Lewes Bonfire Societies that put on probably the country’s biggest parades and firework displays on the 5th of November
- Lewes is the home of the brewery that produces the greatest (in my opinion) beer in the world: Harveys.
- Thomas Paine, one of the “Fathers of the American Revolution” and supporter of the French Revolution, began his political life whilst living in Lewes.
I have been pretty much addicted to programming since I was 14. The languages used, and my areas of interest, have changed over the years as technologies have changed. My current areas of interest are predominantly focused on Flex, AIR and ActionScript in general, but I am also a keen advocate of agile methods such as Scrum, Pair Programming and Test Driven Development. These therefore tend to be the topics covered in this blog.
I currently work for a company called Enigma Data Solutions. Enigma specialise in very large scale, long term, data archiving solutions and – through the use of Java and Flex – offer solutions for Windows, Linux and Solaris. If you therefore hear me at a conference moaning about Adobe’s lack of AIR support for Solaris, you’ll know why!
I post the usual random selection of thoughts and opinions on Twitter. Feel free to follow me there if the mood takes you. I am also an occasional contributor to Stack Overflow (IMO, the best site on the web for asking and answering developer questions.)
If you wish to contact me, my email is david at davidarno . orgTweet