Welcome to the blog and web site of Ashley Davis
Software craftsman, technologist, author and algorithmic trader
I'm available for consulting and contracting work.
I can you help with the following:
- Quickly building MVPs for startups
- Understanding how to get the most out of technology for business
- Developing technical strategies
- Management and coaching of teams & projects
- Microservices, devops, mobile and fullstack software development
In 2022 I'm writing a new book: Rapid Fullstack Development
Learn from my years of experience and become a better developer.
Get updates and support my work here:
My second book, Bootstrapping Microservices with Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform, is a practical and project-based guide to building distributed applications with microservices.
In late 2020 and early 2021 I live streamed on infrastructure as code, now saved on YouTube, see parts 1 and 2 here.
In January 2020 I spoke at the Microservices Conference in Ankara, Turkey.
I'm a regular speaker at meetups and other organisations, click here to see some of my talks for BrisJS.
In recent years I have focused on building fullstack and microservices applications, but I have a long history in software development with many years in apps, web apps, backends, serious games, simulations and VR. I make technology work for business. I architect and build bespoke software solutions that span multiple platforms.
I manage development teams, prepare technical strategies and architect software products. I explain complicated technology to senior management. I have delivered cutting-edge products in fast-paced and high-pressure environments. I know how to focus and prioritize to get the important things done.
I am a passionate technologist and agile practitioner. I have had great success with TDD and am convinced of its ability to produce better code that stabilizes more quickly while being evolved rapidly. I'm a fan of functional programming principles and their potential for safety, predictability & concurrency.
I contribute to open source and have founded multiple industry groups.
I'm also a keen algorithmic trader, currently trading stocks on the ASX.
Please find me on LinkedIn for my full history.
I'm a keen systematic trader, currently trading stocks and crypto and exploring quantiative and algorithmic trading strategies.
To learn or practice trading through simulation, please see my web site Market Wizard.
These days I mostly test trading strategies through backtesting because papertrading is too slow. I have built extensive personal software for this purpose. I am slowly open-sourcing my backtesting code under the Grademark org.
I have written many blog posts.
I write to share my personal experience of working on commercial and open-source projects. I have a continuing interest in improving my skills and building my toolkit, but not only that, I want to help others to do the same.
My assorted posts are now mostly collected under the Code Capers banner.
I've also written numerous blog posts for Log Rocket.
Scaling microservices on Kubernetes was published on the Linux Foundation blog.
I organised Brisbane Unity Developers for multiple years.
Need help with development? Want to talk tech?
Please reach out:
You can support my work in any of the following ways:
- Checkout my new book Rapid Fullstack Development
- Hire me
- Follow me on Twitter
- Star my repositories on GitHub:
- Share links to my work on Twitter and other social media.
- Sponsor me on GitHub.
- Purchase Data-Forge Notebook.