Simon Bennett - Norfolk PHP Developer

Software Consultant - Pixelated Crow Limited

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I am a software consultant based in Norfolk UK. I specialise in helping teams convert complex business logic and practises into easy to maintain code.
I am a strong advocate of Event Sourcing and CQRS with experience running large scale production systems which turn over millions.
This site mainly covers my personal achievements.


SnapShooter allows you to take better backups of Digital Ocean Servers and volumes

SnapShooter Backups

Grow your business by stopping it shrinking, reduce churn increase paid conversions and generate more revenue.


Simple way to setup your GitHub Projects with useful labels

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Smooth PHP, provides frameworks and packages for implementing CQRS and Event Sourcing in PHP.

SmoothPHP CQRS/ES Library

How Starting Small Helped Me Build a Server Backup Company

Since launching in February of 2017, SnapShooter has made 150,000 backups, managing 2,000 droplets and volumes, and has 51 paying customers at an MRR of $1,076.

Hosting a Laravel Application on AWS Lambda

Ever since I heard about AWS Lambda I have been fascinated by the idea and how I could run Laravel on it. I know it was possible based on other projects and blog posts, but I had to try for myself.

Growing SnapShooter, Simon Bennett’s Side Hustle

Hello Alex, Joe thanks for asking me to do a guest post on your new publication. My name is Simon Bennett and I’m a 25-year-old software consultant from Norwich (UK). I’ve been developing for years and started doing it professionally about eight years ago

Simon Bennett, - Three Lessons Learnt

Talked about the three lessons learnt while building SnapShooter

Backup Stream

Backup stream offers streaming scalable whole server backups

Backup Stream

Manage your Team's SSH Keys Correctly, Increase your team's SSH key's security without increasing your hassle.

Authorized SSH Management
Artisan Host

The eventual homepage for some laravel commands for deploying Laravel to Lambda