In my day job, I’m based in Cork, Ireland, working as a Principal Frontend Architect at Avego, a startup on a mission to disrupt the transportation industry.
We live on the edge of the web application frontier, using Backbone.js at the core to create amazingly addictive apps that provide our users with a frictionless experience.
It doesn’t stop there; we get to use Appcelerator Titanium to create our new suite of hybrid applications to get the best out of the web and native app worlds.
For the last five years I’ve been editor over at JavaLobby & EclipseZone. You’ll find all my articles, opinions, tutorials and Refcardz on the DZone network, as well as here on jamessugrue.ie. You’ll find a rundown of all my Refcardz on my publications page.
My main code contribution has been to ECF, where I started off TweetHub – an RCP Twitter client based on ECF. I’ve fallen behind on that work, but hope to pick it up again very soon, and continue working on our vision for a single Eclipse based client for social networks.
I’ve been lucky enough to have been nominated for Eclipse Community Awards throughout the years because of my work with EclipseZone.
I’ve been working on a suite of applications aimed at the Irish secondary school market. These apps give students access to past exam papers on their phone. There are two apps available now – Paper Mate Leaving Certificate and Paper Mate Junior Certificate, both for the iPhone and iPad. Take a look at my apps page to find out more.
My latest app is Big Button Speed Dial, providing a simple way to get at your favourite contacts with a glance.
You can follow me around on Twitter under @sugrue