At Shuttle Thread, we are web content management specialists. With over a decade of combined experience we strive to build fast, stable and future proof solutions.
We believe in using open standards and open source software wherever possible and have the experience to know when there is an existing project to serve your needs, whilst ensuring you are not tied to a roadmap of any single external company. For our favourites see the technology page.
Where possible we stick to existing open protocols. So whether it is maximising your potential audience by producing compliant (X)HTML semantic markup or creating REST interfaces using JSON, we work in a way that ensure interoperability with current and future systems.
Whatever the project, you can be sure the resulting solution is of the highest standard. Being fervent test-driven-development advocates we will ensure rigourous test coverage of any code and we can work within continuous integration environments such as Hudson to ensure your systems remain functional. We favour iterative development as expressed in the Agile manifesto and have practical experience of operating in Scrum environments.
Laurence has been building Plone sites since 2002 and has since made a career of it. He is an active core contributor and serves on the Plone Framework Team, the body which provides technical direction for the Plone CMS.
He's spent a lot of time integrating Plone with other systems, either at the database or user interface level.
After working in London and Norway, he decided to move back to Manchester where he had studied for his degree in Software Engineering.
He has spent 5 years at the BBC where he has been lead developer architect behind several aspects of content management, in particular the in-house XML/XSLT-based CPMS managing and producing many parts of the site. Besides this, developing AV transcoding/moderation systems and voting/comment data warehouse solutions, making much use of Oracle and MySQL.
He will now, after moving back to Manchester, be taking his Python experience and applying it to Plone.