Hello, I am a web technologist based in Oxford, UK. I am the Technical Director for Jaywing, a marketing company for the digital age. I studied philosophy to postgraduate level (the philosophy of mind and cognitive science in particular) and intended to be an academic philosopher until the lure of web technology proved too hard to resist. I am also a competitive cyclist competing for AeroCoach in time trials and on the track. I am Masters National Champion and World silver medallist in the Individual Pursuit for 2016.

SimpleDatastore

For quick projects I wanted a lightweight persistence solution that had no reliance on a relational database. There are options out there like RavenDB but I wanted something even quicker so I created SimpleDatastore. It uses attributes on domain entities to control persistence and stores the data in XML file and is available on NuGet.

The Joy and Pain of the Team Pursuit

The team pursuit is my favourite track event, nothing matches the excitement that comes from travelling at such high speeds inches from the wheel. When it goes well it feels like being part of the perfect cycling machine.

Contact Details

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1865 423725
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7917 772804
E-mail: rob {at} robwest.info

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