My development toolset.
Ruby on Rails
Since building my first Rails application back in 2007 I have loved the beauty and simplicity of the Ruby language. One of my favorite features of Rails has to be size of its community thats builds gems and contributes to the Rails codebase itself. There seems to be a entire vibe that surrounds open source.
Before Node.js even came around I was building full web applications in pure JS. I really love working with JS because its blazingly fast, and lightweight. I also really enjoy working with architectures centered around asynchronous JSON and small data end points.
As a matter of fact this site was built using Node.js, Express, and Gulp.
NoSQL document store, containing many different key-value pairs, or even nested documents.
Collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects.
SASS is an extension of CSS, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, and selector inheritance.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system.
Gulp is a streaming code-over-configuration build system for Node.js.
HTML5, HAML and Jade
Three ways to write structural markup for any interface.
2011 - 2016: W&R Studios
Over the span of several years I assisted in maintaining and launching 4 SAAS projects on a small agile team for the real estate industry. Most recently creating a custom front-end framework to consume a Rails JSON API.
2001 - 2007: Foldera
Co-founded a software company that was aimed to improve project management and collaboration. My role was Lead Designer/Usability Engineer.
Built a front-end framework, to search MLS's through a natural language search feature. Using complex REGEX patterns we autocomplete to match records and display results as the user types. We acheive this by leveraging the performance of JS's non blocking asynchronous nature for performance. Look for it soon.
My first project at W&R, I added many features, such as "Whats your home worth?",or the iOS version of cloudCMA. I worked with every department to achieve this.