IBM Mainframe (Cobol & PL/1):
I’ve been working with Cobol and PL/1 for close to 25 years now. Mainly working in the banking industry, I’ve accumulated experience in the sectors of bookkeeping, pension funds and insurance as well. I’m a very quick, thourough and reliable developer, making sure everything’s working according to the specs before releasing my work to integration and customer testing. I put big emphasis on testing and documentation, very important parts in the big scheme of software developing, really. My experience with other programming languages and environments is a great asset as well. In case you need a good, fast, independent and reliable developer to do some mainframe developing, you should get in contact with me asap (raffi[ät]caminoreal.fi)! It’s a win-win situation for the both of us!

You can download my current CV in English, auf Deutsch or Suomeksi!


Internet (HTML, CSS, MySQL & PHP):
When I started out doing fantasy games, I had to use a programming language and databases suitable for the internet. I was already able to use HTML, which I had learned right at the beginning of the internet age. First I tried out ASP and Access databases, but that proved to be too much hassle. The better option was using PHP in conjunction with MySQL databases. This also worked much better for developing stuff on my own machine, since it is really easy to set it up on your own computer.

Due to my work, I already had a lot of experience in the field of programming, and PHP was fairly easy to learn. After all those countless hours developing games and other stuff, I can now say I’m a sort of expert using these tools. I could imagine myself using PHP in my daily job too, the only drawback being that I’ve never used it professionally and haven't learned object oriented programming properly. But I am eager to learn...


Online Fantasy Games:
My first huge project on the internet was bringing these type of virtual games to Central Europe. Very popular in the United States, here in Europe it’s just getting started. Fantasy games are strategical manager online games, where you pick real life players for your team and they collect points according to their real life stats. I ran games for soccer, icehockey and american football, mostly with the fantasy points format, but some also with the pick’em format. Competitions included: European and World Championships (soccer); World Championships, Olympics, Swiss National League (icehockey); Finnish Maple League (american football).

Over the years the website just grew bigger and bigger, but due to limited time and money, the marketing effort was subobtimal. Thus the page didn’t get the amount of regular users I had hoped for. Keeping these games up to date and submitting the stats regularly took a lot of time and I felt, that the balance between my effort and the number of users just wasn’t right and I decided to stop offering those games.

If you want a similar sport game for your league or team, just get in contact with me and we can talk about it. The whole structure and functionalities are still in my archives, so it wouldn’t need too much time to make this work for you. Just let me know!

Last edited: 18 July 2018