Bringing Artistry to Technology

This is the business website of Peter Swartwout,
a unique consultant with 23 years' experience who strives to always bring artistry to technology.

I specialize in high-performance multi-user web applications built on the Java platform. I have spearheaded many high-visibility, mission-critical projects featured on the Clients page.

My solid background in the Java/J2EE platform, Agile project management, Ruby on Rails development, REST and SOAP service integration, GUI programming, and database development will help you solve the most demanding IT challenges.

What I Offer

I can add value to your project in many ways, as a design consultant, team leader, or individual coder, depending on your specific needs and the experience level of your team.

I have a strong preference for lightweight architecture using open-source technologies and agile software development methodology. Open-source development keeps costs low while providing an ever-expanding feature set. I enjoy keeping up with the rapidly changing technology landscape so you don't have to.

Agile methodology means something different to every company, but the general idea is finding the sweet spot of process formality so your team spends its time solving problems and not "doing the process". Knowing how to find that delicate balance point is crucial to project success and is something of an art form, gained with experience.


For more information or to discuss your specific IT needs, please call

(412) 401-6615

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