14th October 2015
Green Ginger Software

Java Contractor

Green Ginger Software is based in Reading, Berkshire and provides consultancy and bespoke development services. Specialising in a combination of Java, web and database technology the principal consultant contractor, Christopher Lack, has 25 years experience in the IT industry working with a variety of technologies and companies.

Land of Green Ginger The name "Green Ginger" is derived from the name of a street in Hull called "The Land of Green Ginger". One theory for the origin of the street name is that it was the site of a factory which cured imported ginger with lemon juice. The combination of the two produced a better product, green ginger. In a similar way Green Ginger Software combines consultancy in Java, web and relational database technology to provide a complete solution.

Please contact us for details of availability and rates.


Sept 2013 - Now serving an insurance company remotely saving them on overheads and reducing CO2 emissions.

Oct 2011 - With a new contract to develop commercial fleet management software GGS is currently serving two multinational companies within the Thames Valley.

Jan 2011 - GGS is now developing software for a leading directories and new media company.

Oct 2010 - Green Ginger Software secured a contract to develop enhancements to a complex legal application.

Sept 2010 - GGS has successfully completed a project to develop a best practice demonstration website for an open source CMS vendor using Spring Surf and Freemarker.

Increasing Software Value

Track-record of increasing software value and reducing cost of ownership by:
  • Requirements fully met or exceeded
  • Code easier to maintain
  • Reduction in failure rate
  • Performance tuning
  • Documentation improvements
  • Methodology and process improvements
  • Monitoring tools

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    As always lets quickly show the SBT build file: