Strange Software offers a wide range of software and internet development services. We have first-class technical skills, hard-won experience and our own research and development facilities. We're proud of our ability to offer a rounded, full service where we can, and often do get involved in data collection, preparation, copywriting, illustration, graphic design, photography, documentation, manuals, packaging, brochures, installation, training and all the other bits and pieces that go to make up a complete project.

We are always open to suggestions as to where and how we should best earn our keep so please don't hesitate to enquire about your particular needs. If we can help, we'll be delighted to discuss costs and time-scales. If we can't, we'll be quick to say so and may be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.

What we do

We've always described ourselves as software developers and computer consultants in an attempt to avoid being pigeon-holed.

Historically, Strange has strong background in electronic publishing, CD-ROM, multimedia and database projects but we have undertaken work from debugging, data conversion and trouble-shooting on a programmer for hire basis, right through to developing retail packaged software for Windows PCs, creating commercial websites and internet applications, consulting on Linux and networks and providing a complete IT service for a number of City research firms and small businesses. Much of the scope reflects a rare combination of skills and experience, from systems programming such as device drivers, firmware and operating systems to designing real-world applications, installing and running small business networks and training staff to use them effectively.

Environments and languages

We can work in most environments. We're able to rapidly learn new environments and are comfortable working with new and partly-developed systems as well as on cross-platform applications or mixed networks.

  • PCs
  • Unix and Linux (notably Arch, Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple Macintosh
  • Web, HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, RSS
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Raspberry Pi
  • 8-bit and single-chip computers
  • Real-time and process control equipment

We do most of our programming in C and Python but we have wide, practical experience of many programming languages and are familiar with many more. Some of those we use or have used in major projects include:

  • Assembly Language (x86 assembler, 6502, 8080, Z80, 68000)
  • Awk
  • C
  • C++
  • dBase
  • Forth
  • Javascript
  • Paradox PAL
  • Pascal
  • Perl
  • PostScript
  • Python
  • Smalltalk
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