Frank Carver is a software engineer currently living in Ipswich, England. he has done a variety of other work, though, including three years in the Royal Navy and work as a lifeguard at various swimming pools.
Frank has been designing and writing software since about 1978, when he was introduced to BASIC on an ICL minicomputer and a Commodore PET. He spent some time writing FORTRAN, APL, BCPL and CORAL on a Xerox Sigma-6. He then went to the University of Warwick to study Computer Systems Engineering where he immersed himself in Pascal, C and the new C++ as well the early days of net news. Imagine, it was possible for one person (if dedicated) to actually read all
of a days net news.
After a series of computer related employment he now runs a small but successful consultancy (see http://www.efsol.com/
) mainly servicing BT Labs at Martlesham Heath. BT Labs has now been renamed (at great cost, I'm sure) "Adastral Park". It's still the same site where a large part of British telecom's computer R&D takes place though.
Frank's top skills include Object-Oriented design and programming in Java and C++.
Frank is also the author of the "Golden Rules of Stress-Free Programming" (http://www.efsol.com/golden.html
(which may also be found as StressFreeProgramming
here on Wiki) and the FrikiServlet
very simple Java Wiki. Frank is also an active moderator and participant at the Java Ranch ( http://www.javaranch.com/
), and teaches computer courses to teenagers at Suffolk College ( http://www.suffolk.ac.uk
). As part of his study and teaching at the college he is in the process of building and expanding a repository of his experience and materials at http://www.education-pages.co.uk/
Frank is now also looking after and extending a collection of resources and advice for Java web developers at http://www.servletshop.com/
Frank may be contacted by email as mailto:email@example.com
and his official "home page" is at http://www.efsol.com/FrankCarver.html