Ashley Davis

My new book, Bootstrapping Microservices, is a practical and project-based guide to building distributed applications with microservices.

My first book Data Wrangling with JavaScript is a comprehensive overview of working with data in JavaScript.

Data-Forge Notebook is my notebook-style application for data transformation, analysis and transformation in JavaScript.

I have a long history in software development with many years in apps, web apps, backends, serious games, simulations and VR. Making technology work for business is what I do: building bespoke software solutions that span multiple platforms.

I have years of experience managing development teams, preparing technical strategies and creation of software products. I can explain complicated technology to senior management. I have delivered cutting-edge products in fast-paced and high-pressure environments. I know how to focus and prioritize to get the important things done.

I am a passionate technologist and agile practitioner. I have had great success with TDD and am convinced of its ability to produce better code that stabilizes more quickly while being evolved rapidly. I'm a fan of functional programming and its potential for safety, predictability & concurrency.

I contribute to open source and have founded multiple industry groups.

I'm also a keen systems/algo trader, currently trading stocks on the ASX.

Creator of Market Wizard

Creator of Data-Forge and Data-Forge Notebook


Open source



  • Management of development teams & projects
  • Coaching developers
  • Making sense of technology for senior management
  • Developing technical strategies
  • Data wrangling & visualization.
  • Desktop, web & mobile apps.
  • Game dev, serious games, simulations & VR experiences.