About C-Programmer

C-Programmer, an offshoot of Applied Computing Expertise, comprises a small group of highly proficient and experienced C programmers, each of whom has been writing in C (on UNIX/Linux systems) for decades.

We are, as a matter of deliberate policy (and by definition), a very small group, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity, and our development philosophy is to use small teams of highly proficient specialists. Indeed, no project we have undertaken has required more than 2 programmers.

We concentrate on supplying Linux-based solutions, but we also support, and develop software for, several variants of Unix. We do not develop applications for Microsoft Windows.

We develop both systems software, such as device drivers and compilers for special-purpose languages, and bespoke commercial applications. We also tailor and augment standard commercial applications.

We have tackled a wide range of applications, in projects ranging from device drivers to compilers, from spooling software to sophisticated database enhancements, and from subtle utilities to blazingly fast applications packages.

We specialise in constructing resilient, debugged and thoroughly documented C programs of the very highest quality.

Although a small group, we have a pool of talented out-workers upon whom we can call as necessary.

Although based in the UK, we operate world-wide, and have developed C-based solutions for clients across the US, as well as in Australia, Europe and Africa, usually, but not necessarily, through remote working.

About our founder

Our founder, Dean Moorcroft

After obtaining a BSc in Physics from UMIST [the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology], Dean joined the computer department of an American-based multi-national, working on IBM main-frames, primarily in Assembler. After 10 years, first in London and then in Brussels, he left to join a small software house in Balham ["Gateway to the South"], working on mini-computers.

After 5 years, during which he moved the company to Unix systems, installing 4 of the first 6 commercial Unix systems in the UK on the way, he left to form his own company, reasoning that the best way to work for someone he truly admired was to work for himself.