3 Projects: Coding - Rails2007 - 2010Mix-A-DateClients: Mix-A-DateLive It SmarterSocial Work Web AppsLifestyles ManagementBerkeley Training AssociatesI started programming with Rails in 2007 when it seemed obvious that my long term client should move his product line from standalones to web apps. I had a little prior experience with Python, and I knew that loose typing was for me. I also had a lot of experience with the FORTH language which is loosely typed and also contains a virtual machine. I wrote a couple of FORTH interpreters when I worked for Apple. I ported the existing VBA/Access apps to Rails. The applications are used by social workers to prepare to take their online certification exams. Soon I will release their continuing education series, which has some significant differences.Later in 2007 I started working with a client who wanted to design and build a platform of web apps to support family life. The platform currently includes 6 modules: a widgety home page, a calendar, recipes and meal plans, a shopping list, a family meetings page, and agreements documents. There is an eCommerce active merchant implementation supporting subscriptions and binder purchasing, and a help system that includes both video tutorials, and a modified robohelp section. It soon became apparent that I needed to build a development team, which I did, managing three other coders. My client also engaged a branding expert, a graphic designer, and an HTML team, and I found myself playing a central role in gluing this team together.Social Work Web AppsLive It SmarterMix-A-DateI answered an ad on craigslist and wound up as a partner in this unique dating website. It's rare that I feel confident enough in my business sense to take on an equity project, but I'm sure this one is a winner. I took what I had learned and changed my toolset around, using git and TextMate, deploying to EngineYard cloud, and relying more on jQuery for my UI widgetry. I'm also interested in Sinatra, and I'm experimenting with Haml, and with the tools I'm using for this resume: Balsamiq Mockups and Napkee, which turns mockups into HTML.