About me

I am a senior developer with Pace IT (UK) since 2017, having previously worked with OpenEdge products like OpenPeople & OpenAccounts from as far back as 1995.

Dave Walker – Middle Aged Programmer


I’ve be a Progress OpenEdge developer all that time!  Not exclusively though as I can also turn my programming skills to other stuff.

With 25 years experience as a developer I’ve been involved through the full gambit of the software development life cycle, from systems design through to customer training, and everything in between.

I enjoy making things work!  Debugging and problem solving are probably my favourite bits, but I also do love contact with customers.  I’m comfortable with both in-house team communication and front line customer facing support.

Among the bits & bobs of Progress/OpenEdge experience I have are:

  • Progress OpenEdge V6-12
  • ADM1
  • ADM2
  • Smart Objects
  • WebSpeed
  • AppServer / PAS
  • Windows
  • Unix / Linux
  • SQL Server
  • GUI
  • Web – SOAP/REST services

Among the bits and bobs of non Progress/OpenEdge experience:

  • PHP
  • Laravel Framework
  • API development
  • Applications in the Cloud (Digital Ocean / Amazon AWS / Azure)
  • Vagrant
  • Docker
  • Dot Net Core API development
  • WordPress / WooCommerce /
  • WordPress plugin development
  • HTML / CSS / Bootstrap / Sass / etc…
  • SEO

Bits I’m currently learning:

  • Android Development
  • Apple family development
  • Nativescript
  • Vue.js
  • Node