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Rails 5 API Service
is a tutorial for creating a Rails 5 API app with Rbenv, Postgres, JSON, Active Model Serializers, and Git.

Wrestling with REST
discusses some of the difficulties in making a Ruby on Rails web application truly RESTful.

The Ruby Hacker's Guide is an essential resource for anyone who really wants to understand Ruby. Read it online.

How to install Ubuntu / Windows 7 Dual Boot Capability onto a Lenovo Ideapad Y560p Laptop.

Deploying a Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3.2 Development Environment with RVM and MySQL onto Ubuntu Linux

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

I'm an MIT grad software engineer with 15+ years full life-cycle total experience, from requirements gathering, design & development to maintenance. I have been working in Ruby since 2008 and Node JS since 2018. Previously I had developed in C, C++, Java, and JavaScript. I also have training, authorship, consulting, and liaison experience.

The hallmarks of my career as a software developer are a search for superior development techniques, integrity and dedication to the needs of the project, effective communication with the client and end-users, meticulous standards, and systems that work.


Web Development: Ruby 1.9 & 2, Rails 3 – 5, Node JS, Express, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, RSpec, Capybara, Git, RubyMine, WebStorm, Vagrant, XML, JSON, Agile practices.

Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows.

Databases: Postgres, MySQL, Oracle SQL, Mongo DB

I am currently available for a new hourly Ruby on Rails or Node JS engagement. I can work on-site in downtown Chicago or remotely. Select other locales also considered.
I am NOT available for salaried employment.
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