Jonathan Barton was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia in 1972; at least that’s what my parents have told me as I don’t recollect! I was brought up in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and that I can remember. In 1994 I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology to the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing); and thus can put the letters B.App.Sc(Comp) after my name, exciting neh?
My primary business is developing accounting packages for the small to medium business market – so let me tell you all about it as it is so exciting… But the reason you are here is due to my delving into the Android market, specifically games. At university I majored in Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Graphics which do factor in rather nicely with game development.
I’ve taught myself Java as that language wasn’t around in ’94! I am well versed in Object Oriented design from Smalltalk, Eiffel and Delphi and am really enjoying learning the power and flexibility Java offers – its sort of sad that for many years I had written it off as a crippled form of C (as it has no dynamic memory features – which is rather important in C).
I’m happy to accept advice and criticism of my games and try to employ any given in my developments.
I am married with two step-children (both moved out) and work from home. I play squash & tennis, am an active Christian and my best friend lives in the USA (eu te amo minha filha).