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About Me

My name is Stuart Davidson, I'm an BSc Computer Science Undergraduate at the University of Portsmouth. This is my portfolio website that details some of the work and projects that I have undertaken over the past few years.

I've had a passion for computers and creating things during my early teenage years, I first started to make small lego stop animation movies making use of the primative Windows Movie Maker before slowly progressing onto more advanced programs like Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, which I still use to this day. This along with other experiences such as learning how to use the Microsoft Office suite within our I.C.T lessons and learning the basics to VB.net during my Computing A Level, has completely consolidated my love for the subject and all things techie.

My participation has grown to span multiple genres of computing including gaming where I have been a large part of multiple gaming communities such as Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer (www.ets2mp.com) where I was the Community Manager and a BETA Tester for the modification, it was my job to assist in the finding and experimenting with the new updates before public releases, to the soon to be released Mafia 2 Online (www.mafia2-online.com) where I was the Community Manager. Over both of these modifications and more, I've grown to be able to see the software in a different light and I am able to find issues and diagnose issues both in my own and others software.

During 2015, I was enrolled in the University of Portsmouth where I started studying BSc Computer Science, the 4 year course has so far covered Python during the Introduction to Programming Unit where I learnt the steps behind the procedural language. After many hours of reading around the subject of Python I was able to take my newly found knowledge further to create my TruckLive program, which you can see below. Although I had knowledge of using procedural languages the course has so far had a positive impact as it has consolidated my understanding of the Programming World. We also began development with Java and Object Oriented Programming, I learnt; Classes including the use of constructors and methods, the use of different libraries, jUnit testing and the methods to trial my code to ensure there are no bugs, inheritance and many other subjects.

Project Portfolio

TruckNet

TruckNet is a VTC control panel built using the Bootstrap CSS Framework (Using a Metro Themed version) that allows users to manage and control different aspects of their Virtual Trucking Company. The website allows drivers to register, submit and view loads for the specific company and allows a staff member to activate, accept and track their company. It also includes a dynamic permission system to allow administrators to set which staff members are allowed to view what from accepting jobs to posting news bulletins.

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Twitcher

Twitcher is a single page website that allows streamers to display information about their accounts such as current viewers and games. It connects through to the Twitch.tv API and updates every 10 seconds with an accurate number of viewers when the user is live. It uses Tubular JS to display a background video of your choice or you can simply use a still picture.

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Chrome Extension: Shortlink Extender

Shortlink Extender is a pure javascript Google Chrome browser extension built to take the common shortlinks such as bit.ly and goo.gl and display their actual end point link. This removes the chances of clicking on a malicious link as you're able to see exactly where the end point for the links go. Each endpoint is placed smaller next to the original link and if you have the extension you can use the example below to see the result.

An example of a BIT.LY link embedded into the text - Example Shortlink

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Skype Mass Messenger

This is a tool I wrote in VB.net to send a message out to all my current friends on Skype, it allows you to select the people you sent it to by away status. A very simple concept however there aren't many tools that actually work.

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RiderRoulette

RiderRoulette is a simple website built to display a location within 35 miles of the users estimated location. I built it as I was stuck for ideas on where to travel on my bike, this allowed me to randomise the places I visted.

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SteamKeyz

SteamKeys is my attempt at creating a Game Key Store that uses real money in exchange for Steam Game Keys. Users sign in using Steam, and then have two options, to either sell a key or to purchase a key. By using PayPal to process transactions to avoid any other fees from processing. To ensure that the both parties are safe during the transaction, the money is paid into a central account, the key is given to the user and the payment is then frozen for 10 days, the original user is then allowed 10 days to say, "Hey my key isn't working", if the key is fine the other user will get their money!

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Contact

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