My names John McCracken and I'm a developer based in the west of Scotland.

I'm a full stack developer generally working in the Amazon Web Services environment. My interests are slowly moving from pure coding to cloud infrastructure, but in this day and age, its getting harder to differentiate.

My first language is PHP, where I'm most comfortable using CakePHP and Laravel frameworks. I frequently work with Wordpress, Moodle and SugarCRM, obviously I did something terrible in a previous life...

I'm currently gravitating towards Python as my favoured language.

Pretty comfortable with Javascript on the frontend, having worked with JQuery, Angular and some React. Knowledge of most databases and key/value store technologies, although I prefer MySQL and ElasticSearch.

Apple fanboy all the way, but happy with anything thats not Windows. Feel free to connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.

When I'm not playing around with code and infrastructure I tend to run lots, cycle some and generally keep fit. Add me on Strava.


In a previous life I was a 1st Dan in Shotokai Karate, but too old and stiff for that shit now. Might take up Tai Chai or Yoga at some point in the future.