Hi! I’m Martin Bean, a software engineer and full-stack web developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I enjoy creating elegant solutions to complex problems.
I have over a decade of experience, including nearly five years running my own freelance consultancy. I currently work for an e-commerce company called Visualsoft as a senior developer in their R&D department where I’m refactoring the company’s legacy, monolith platform into RESTful APIs.
In my spare time, I run a business called Your Fight Site. As a teenager, I began building websites for independent professional wrestling promotions. I now build SaaS products for the professional wrestling, MMA, and boxing industries. Products include a self-service VOD platform and a multi-tenant CMS.
My work so far has spanned multiple companies and industries, meaning I’ve worked with codebases of all shapes and sizes. I’m available for limited consultancy engagements. I can offer advice and insights on projects, perform code reviews and audits of existing codebases, and development of smaller projects. If you think there’s something I may be able to help you with, then feel free to contact me and we can look to arrange something.
I have been lucky enough to be involved in the creation of the following books:
I’ve also given a handful of talks at my local PHP user group, PHP North East.
- : What’s New in Laravel 5.3
- : What’s New in Laravel (since 5.0)
- : An Introduction to Viaduct
- : What’s New in