I've been a web application developer for the last 24 years and for last the 17 years I've used Ruby on Rails as my web application framework.
I'm as senior as one can be right now with the new Hotwire tech stack having built a MVP fully on Hotwire, revamped an existing app to utilize Hotwire, and now I am part of a team building another fully Hotwired-enabled app. I'm also a contributor to the fantastic Turbo Power NPM package and the Turbo Power Rails gem.
I regularly contribute back to the community. My gem, qbo_api, is one of the most widely used gems for QuickBooks Online integration. My QuickBooks Desktop (QBD) Integration Master Class filled a tremendous void. My Learn TMUX with Minimul series exceeded an estimated 70k views.
I was team memeber that rebuilt PestNow's web application from the ground up (version 3) using Rails 7, Hotwire, and Tailwindcss. We absolutely pushed Hotwire to its limits in an effort to delivery a terrific UI given the complex form requirements.
Built from scratch employing Rails 7, a generous use of Hotwire tech and Tailwindcss. See the screenshots to get a better idea. Borderhound has QuickBooks Desktop and Online integration and was recently listed on the QuickBooks App Store. I open sourced the Ansible playbooks for building and deploying a similiar Rails app on a hosting provider of your choice, avoiding Heroku lock-in.
Greater Atlanta based GasketGuy had an idea to revolutionize the way gasket repair shops do business. We partnered to make an app completely tailored for this vertical market. Named Xsell, it is currently in daily use and is contributing nicely to the businesses bottom line. I finished the app entirely to their vision and didn't go over the budget by a single penny.
At the conception in 2015, I thought the Turbolinks held much promise and built the app exploiting the technology to construct a highly demanding interface, fast. The app also was primarily to be used in the field with an iPad so it needed to rival a native iOS app in feel and user experience, a goal also achieved. I've since upgraded Xsell to Rails 6.1, and the Hotwire tech stack of Turbo and Stimulus.
CPA Alan Davis and his brother Steve Davis had an idea to get Payroll import files in IIF format into QuickBooks Online. I was able to turn that idea into a reality on budget and it is now enjoying profitability. Guru Importer just passed its seventh year anniversary on the QuickBooks App store. I built everything except some of the marketing and design aspects. The app was recently upgraded to Rails 6.1 and I've been the solo developer since its inception. I was able to open source the IIF parsing engine.
Rails integration with QuickBooks Desktop. Brief time as Lieutenant CTO.
I helped advise GLGT on how to turn around a troubled Rails app. Much of the counsel was adopted and the app was back on track for success. I also completed the QuickBooks Online integration.
I teamed up with Pat McGinley LLC to create a web based US Custom Broker application (needed for US importers) for NG Jensen. After a year the project's prospects looked dismal as the user interface to create a US import was cumbersome, taking 12 steps.
In response we turned to a little known at the time, 2003, browser technology that was later termed AJAX to convert those 12 steps into a single interface. After the change, adoption soared and profits increased and I'd speculate it was a key ingredient on NG Jensen being selected by Livingston International for acquisition.