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.
Note that this site was built using Node.js, Express, and Gulp.
SASS is an extension of CSS, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, and selector inheritance.
HTML5, HAML and Jade
Three ways to write structural markup for any interface.
PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system.
NoSQL document store, containing many different key-value pairs, or even nested documents.
Toolbox without limits
By no means am I limited to only what I have listed, I have a passion for learning new tech and I am a firm believer in the right tool for the job. I love prototyping new ideas and exploring where things are headed.
2011 - 2016: W&R Studios
Over the span of several years I assisted in maintaining and launching 4 SAAS/Rails projects within 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 use autocomplete to match records and display results as the user enters search criteria. We achieve this by leveraging the performance of JS's non-blocking asynchronous nature for performance which is able to query Rails, HTML5 localstorage, and a ElasticSearch Server all at once. This framework was influenced by Rob Eisenbergs Aurelia, with only leveraging core concepts for loading speed. Look for it soon.
My first project at W&R, this is a online comparative market analysis (CMA) generator for real estate agents. I was able to add many features over time, such as the "Whats your home worth?" lead capturer, and the iPad version of cloudCMA.
Nudge was a very simple email alert system to notify clients about changes in the real estate market, tease upcoming listings and send general digital promotional flyers. I worked on all aspects of this project including building all widget animations in javacript.