Voxology is a productivity platform for teams that do a lot of business over the phones.
It allows teams to be a lot more productive by integrating their phone calls into the apps that are already critical parts of their business workflow, like CRM and helpdesk software suites.
Inspired by a Washington Post feature on recognizing cities by their street grids alone, I made a version to cover more cities from around the world.
And because no two people share the same set of experiences, I made this further extensible by allowing you to design your own quizzes.
As a side project in learning about Electron, a desktop application framework, I built out a clone of Minesweeper. The original variant of the game has provided me much entertainment over the years, and I’ve become quite the reflexive player. I’ve released it a desktop app and for the web, whatever works better for you. What I’d like to do next is explore variants of the game. Feedback is welcome.
If you’re starting a new web application and you’re looking to install/use Rails, you’ll know that setting up the environment can take up a long time.
Between installing the right Ruby with rbenv, a database server, users, sessions, write a login flow, and writing a signup flow it can take a loooong time to get to the point where you’re doing something uesful.
Docker, if you haven’t heard of it, is a containerization framework that lets you run services on reuable, standard Linux containers and run them on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Engine, or your own OS X or Windows host machine!. There’s a lot of jargon here, but this is what it means for you:
It’s faster to start a new project. You can worry less about installing boilerplate services like the web app, a million dependencies (gems, native extensions, etc.). You can get straight to coding what’s important, what’s fun – your application logic.
Write once, run anywhere. Provisioning and deploying a production instance (even on another operating system!) is just one line of change: RAILS_ENV=development to RAILS_ENV=production
Step 0. Install Docker and Docker Compose on your host
If your host machine runs OS X or Windows, the native Docker Beta which uses native virtualization - xhyve VM with an Alpine linux kernel on OS X - is recommended. This has less overhead than using the older boot2docker service, which runs a full traditional VM over VirtualBox.
cd docker-rails-baseline# Build docker container networkdocker-compose build# Deploy docker container networkdocker-compose up# Create database and run migrationsdocker-compose run web rake db:create db:migrate
Step 3. Go forth and prosper.
Your Rails web server runs on a docker container, and is port mapped to localhost:3000. Your Postgres database service runs on a docker container, and is port mapped to localhost:5432
Panjiva Connect was an information and communication platform for suppliers looking to expand their customer network of buyers engaged in international trade.
It helped with buyer prospect discovery via a faceted search engine of contact and customs import data, communication fluency for non-native English speakers to professionally express themselves with templates and tips, a recommendation engine to mine past actions and suggest relevant connections.
Gold Silver Nexus
Bullion trading marketplace in Southeast Asia
GSN was a trade platform for gold and silver bullion in Southeast Asia.
Panjiva Buyer Inquiries
Ad marketplace for international traders
Panjiva Buyer Inquiries was an ad marketplace where buyers engaged in international trade could submit requests for quotations and gain introductions to suppliers at factories and traders.
An experiment with teaching programming graphically
We wrote a new flavor of Lisp, as a side project, as an experiment with teaching programming. The idea was to illustrate that simple commands like (left) and (right) could be constructed as simple macros, that changed the underlying state of a moving dot, thereby controlling its path.