Stewart Roberts

ColdFusion, Front End and PHP Developer

About Me

About Me

Find out more about me

I have been involved professionally with the web industry since 1999 and since then have been exposed to, and directly involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, and implementation.

I began developing simple websites using HTML and quickly progressed to using Perl and javascript to enhance the usability and functionality of the sites I built. I then discovered PHP and mySQL and quickly found I could build complex web applications all under one wamp install. In 2005 I began working on the NHS Pensions Online Project where I learned ColdFusion 5. Since then I have worked with all versions of Adobe ColdFusion and also open source Engines such as openBD and Railo.

In 2006, I enrolled on a self funded distance learning Degree course in New Media Design & Technology. The course went hand in hand with my daily work, as it gave me a good grounding in design principles, graphic design, web design, colour management W3C Standards, Adobe Flash, 3DS Max and Adobe Photoshop, but also a theory behind CSS and XHTML I was writing on a day to day basis.

NameStewart Roberts

LocationLondon, UK; Brugge, Belgium; Brussels, Belgium


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My Skills

Skills I have aquired in my career

I am an accomplished ColdFusion, PHP and Front End developer with experience of graphical layout, web standards, database integration, Accessibility, web maintenance, version control and releasing and live support. I currently write back-end applications using Adobe and Open Source Technologies such as ColdFusion, Railo/Lucee, openBD, PHP, Angualr, React, mySQL and Microsoft SQL Server. My front end framework of choice is Angular or React

I have experience in using ColdFusion frameworks including FW/1, CFWheels, Fusebox, ColdSpring and Coldbox, and my framework of choice is FW/1 for the API side of my applications and ColdSpring for Model Collection. I also have experience using PHP frameworks including CodeIgniter, Zend and Symfony. I have experience with JavaScript frameworks including Angular, Next, Require.js, Ember.js and libraries including React and jQuery

Database administration


Previous contract positions and interesting projects
  1. The Institute of Engineering & Technology

    April 2011 - August 2012

    Contract Application Developer

    In April 2011 I joined a team of 4 developers on a contract basis to assist in the build of a very large academic project. ADAMS stands for Academic Database and Management System. Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) use ADAMS to manage the accreditation of their engineering programmes and to keep up-todate with Higher Education Policy and Best Practice. Accreditation is carried out by Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) under license from the UK's Engineering Council. It is a peer review process carried out by senior academics and industrialists in conjunction with members of PEI staff. The Application was built using ColdFusion for the Back End, and HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla JavaScript and jQuery for the Administration Front End.

  2. Manheim Lead Management

    August 2012 - October 2012

    Contract Application Developer

    Designed, built and coded Automated import tool for the Manheim Postcode Lookup application based of 8 DVD's from Royal Mail. Very Large data sets were loaded into a mySQL Database using OO PHP & Zend Framework. Also provided Development Support to the third line support team to implement fixes and enhancements to the SLM/CRM platform.

  3. The Institute of Engineering & Technology

    October 2012 - July 2013

    Contract Application Developer

    ColdFusion/Front End Developer continuing on the ADAMS project at the IET I had previously worked on. Provided support and development to the Business to enhance the original product to improve UX / UI. Also provided support to the Internet Service Group team to enhance their legacy Applications and migrate HTML4 code to HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and AJAX.

  4. Berkeley Group

    July 2013 - March 2015

    Contract Web Application Developer

    Joined a Property Development PLC to assist in building a responsive Property Portal showcase the Developers multiple brands and Exclusive Property Developments. An additional requirement was to build a secure Member Area for saved searches, property updates, Mortgage caulculators and a Personal Profile. Built many web applications for Berkeley Group Including the Berkeley Club, Berkeley innovation Fund, MyHome+, Berkeley Group Portal along with individul development Websites. Technologies used were ColdFusion, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JSON, Angular.js, node.js, Grunt, LESS, jQuery and MS SQL Server. I also promoted the use of Agile which was not currently being used at the time of my arrival.

  5. City & Guilds London Institute

    March 2015 - August 2015

    Contract Web Application Developer

    Contract position in order to provide API build for integration between the Learning Assistant Web Based application and Web Service Components for user registration, exam booking, grading and course completion which then allows for certification request. Used by many HEI’s and also by Learn Direct. I was contracted to extend the City & Guilds API and automate the workflow of Booking Exams, Adding Results into the API, Automatically retreiving Exam Results and automatically requesting Course Completion to obtain Certification using ColdFusion and JavaScript. I also provided a HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript Front End (knockout.js) for management of Workflow Types.

  6. SportFocus

    August 2015 - March 2016

    Contract Web Application Developer

    SportFocus is a dedicated and established online service provider who specialise in the provision of database driven integrated web based solutions such as membership management, player registration, event management, competition management and league management. My time here was spent improving, refactoring and enhancing the membership application with links to Third Party Front End Websites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, ColdFusion, Angular.js and React.js

  7. Eagle Eye

    March 2016 - July 2016

    Contract PHP Developer

    Eagle Eye are a SaaS technology company that validates and redeems digital promotions in real-time for the grocery, retail and hospitality industries. I was solely responsible for the developemt of an automated solution for Repository updates in Git which could merge-up, merge-down, merge branches into other branches and back into master for release. I also co-developed the Eagle Eye digital wallet allowing customers to use multiple digital payment methods in particiapting stores including M&S, Prezzo, Sainsbury's, and the Harvester pub chain.

  8. Deltatre

    July 2016 – December 2016

    Contract Front End Developer

    Main activities include producing a Live Streaming service to a Digital Agency based in London which allows customers to view live sports events, which include, but not limited to, 2016 Paralympics, UEFA Champions League, ATP Tennis tournaments, Premier League matches and F1 in real-time on any device capable of viewing streaming media. This is built using NodeJS, SASS, ReactJS, Redux and built and distributed using NPM.

  9. Travel Compensation Services

    December 2016 – August 2019

    Technical Lead

    Travel Compensation Services provide Delay Repay solutions to some of the biggest names in rail travel, including Greater Anglia and ScotRail. TCS operate a fully automated solution, validation of delay repay submissions including multi-leg and multi-operator journeys, end to end processing, advanced fraud checks, duplicates, conflicting submissions, suspicious activity, additional business logic and rules as determined by each Train Operating Company. Introduced JavaScript builds using Gulp on NodeJS, SASS build using NodeJS, JavaScript and CSS linting, Agile methodology (Scrum), provided a back end API, a JavaScript (angularJS) based My Account area for TCS customers to set up automated journey monitoring and claim options.

  10. European Commission

    August 2019 - Present

    Contract Front End Developer

    Developing Web Applications for the DG SANTE Food and Health Hygiene. I have been a major part of the Pesticides information Management System (PIMS) build developing many components for the Administration and public facing systems. I have also been involved with the Food Labelling Information System (FLIS) project building multiple components for the Administration system.

My Services

Some of the services I offer to my clients
Web Application Development

When it comes to Web Application development services, there is a need to look for real professionals who can take a uniquely different approach to Web Application development. In today's business scenario, every business seems to be looking forward to establishing their image in the industry, which makes it extremely important for every business owner to look for web developers who can deliver.

Front End Development

Front end or client-side development is a relatively obscure Internet discipline. Historically, this role has been known under several aliases, htmler, web designer, coder, frontender and so on, but its core functions remain the same while expanding with the progress of the Internet. It is a hinge role that requires both aesthetic sensitivity and programmatic rigor to ensure look and feel meet design requirements.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).

Web, UI, & UX Design

The visual appeal of your product has an extensive impact on users. Although a product's Information Architecture is important, it doesn't facilitate engagement on its own. I employ user centric designs to produce a cohesive, predictable, and desirable effect on the target audience.


The effect of social media on your business return was, at one time, negligable - but not any more. Social Media campaigns are now equally as, if not more effective at improving ROI than any other online or offline Marketing method.

I take the time to research opposition performance, create a marketing strategy, apply specially targetted content and report and review your SEO package to offer you the optimum ROI.

Online Property Services

Having had large exposure to Property Service companies, Property Software companies, Property Development PLC's and Feed provider services, I have in depth knowledge about Property Sector technologies.

With many sector developments under my belt, I can assist you to improve, streamline and enhance your digital strategy, workflow or technical presence.

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