You know that old adage that the cobbler’s children have no shoes? Well, it basically describes when we’re so busy providing for clients that we don’t have time to take care of our own needs; thus this website. I’ve been thinking of doing a complete overhaul, moving work items into a portfolio custom post type (since this site was originally built in the pre WordPress 3.0 days and we’re now up to version 3.6.1 …
WordPress has been one of the most prolific and popular CMS framework around. I’ve built… well, a LOT of WordPress custom sites in the past two years and need to get a good example of each up here, as almost ALL of them have required customization of the base WordPress functionality, such as a school lunch program in Hawthorne NJ that serves 5 different local schools (http://www.nicholasmarkets.com).
But THIS post is about my return to Ruby on Rails and my insatiable hunger to learn more and more about it. I had first dabbled in ROR back in 2007 – 2008 while working at Scribemedia / Distance Learning when we were creating the website for the Producer’s Guild of America. Back then I only dabbled and basically helped project manage 4-5 different developers spread out across the globe (San Francisco, Korea, the UK) and mock up a lot of the UI / UX at the time.
This time though I dove back into Rails after a few years away and have to say this has been one of the most enjoyable projects for me, mostly because of the ease of building using the ruby language. I’m hooked. I admit it. I can’t imaging going back to php unless kicking and screaming.
Strangely enough, one of the guys I worked with 4-5 years ago is now one of the leads over at Heroku – the very site I used to get the rails app up and running – and AGAIN the experience has been nothing but giving me warm fuzzies in my heart.
Thus batteryPOP! was formed: www.batterypop.com