[oDesk Top 20] Ruby on Rails Web Application & ECommerce Developer
Wow - I was just ranked by oDesk as #5 out of all web developers on the site. Thanks to all of my great clients for making this possible!
Look - I know you're a business person. You have a great idea for a web application, and you need someone to help you bring it to life.
I've helped a number of entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Just check out my portfolio. I've built complex shopping sites, social networks, affiliate sites, and rich internet applications from the ground up.
So, if you need someone who can take the ball and run with it, I'm your man.
Most entrepreneurs have similar concerns:
Most people in your shoes have to worry about the budget (don't we all?). That's why I quote a fixed price for all of my projects. Not an estimate, a quote. So you know *exactly* how much money you need to spend to get your site up and ready for customers.
But if you're looking for the cheapest - someone who'll cut corners to save a few minutes' work - you'd better look elsewhere.
My work is on par with most of my peers who chare $100 or more per hour. I'd rather spend my time coding, rather than trying to convince someone to pay me $100/hour. :)
All of my clients have my mobile number. I'm located in the US, Central time zone so it's easy to reach me.
If you desire, I can handle the setup and administration of your web server.
All of my work has a 30 day guarantee. So if you find any bugs once the app is deployed, I'll fix them for free.
You want to be able to add new features to your web application as you grow more and more successful. Coders who take shortcuts can make this nearly impossible. Some of the applications I've seen that were created by inexperienced offshore developers are like time-bombs. You want to make a simple change, but you don't know if you should cut the red or green wire.
I put in a lot of effort to make sure that my code is clean, modular, and readable. That means the next guy who works on the application will be able to make changes quickly and easily.
A developer should have an intimate knowledge of his tools.
Ruby on Rails: I've used rails to develop e-commerce sites, social networks, as well as back-office applications.
Ruby: I have released a number of open-source projects.
Python:I've used Python to implement a recurring billing system, email autoresponders, and a custom queue server to mitigate database scaling issues.
MySQL:I've used mysql from PHP and Python, with both the ADODB abstraction libraries and language-specific APIs.