React Hooks ES6
This was a study project, implementing Conway's Game Of Life (a famous, simple cell activity simulator) using React and ES6. Very simple rules lead to interesting, evolving patterns (sometimes). If you'd like to try it out and see how it works, you can do that here. Source code for this project is available on Github.
Mapbox ASP.NET MVC Azure
Here we had several agents that moved around a territory over the course of the day. We tracked their movements and displayed those movements as paths on a map, using the Mapbox API (operating similarly to Google Maps). Distinct regions within the territory are outlined. Each region displays data about itself when hovered over, and regions of particular interest are highlighted in color.
ASP.NET MVC Bootstrap JQuery
This client had complicated projects, each one involving many different parts. Together we designed and built an application to manage these projects and all of their parts, giving them quick data entry and detail management. We also built project health measurements to show the progress of individual project parts and of different projects as a whole.
Azure ASP.NET MVC Bootstrap JQuery
A local service company was expanding and needed a better way to manage their work. We put together a system tracking their jobs step-by-step, from the initial job call through to invoicing and payment. The new system also improved tracking of employees and customers.
C# .NET Framework WinForms SQL Server Compact (SQL CE)
Microsoft Reporting (ReportViewer)
This project started because my wife didn't like any of the homeschool record keepers she found on the internet. So I wrote one that she liked (super simple to use) and packaged it up for other people who share our taste in record keeping. You can see the website at HomeschoolDayBook.com. Anyone is welcome to download the trial version and test it out. Partial source code is available for this project.
C# ASP.NET MVC Web Services Microsoft Reporting (ReportViewer) JQuery
Here I helped a financial services company with back office management. Notable improvements included a new electronic signature process during loan applications, and integrating in real-time credit evaluation (using a 3rd party API) for new applicants.
An engineering application had some bugs that needed cleaning up. Fortunately, it had a nice RESTful interface that lent itself well to unit testing. I wrote the test suite that the lead programmer used to verify fixes and watch for regressions.
Funhou.se was a website for virtual worlds users. Members could upload player cards from their favorite virtual world and battle them against other users, set up a customized profile about themselves, and promote different virtual world parties from a central location. I wrote the code and did the early design. (Later graphics and layout changes were added by a designer.)
.NET Framework ASP.NET (WebForms) C# Microsoft SQL Server
Here we needed to provide limited web access to one of our call center databases. This application runs on a secure website and automatically restricts data access to what is appropriate for the logged-in user. This application allows viewing and modification of selected call center data, and also delivers summary reports of activities and notable call center events using a Crystal Reports interface for ASP.NET.
Python Django Google App Engine
This was a project that I did for fun when I was learning Django and was also interested in trying out the Google App Engine platform. It's a concentration game with color names, printed in colors, where the name and the printed color are out of sync with each other. Source code is available for this project.
.NET Framework WinForms C# Microsoft SQL Server
This application reviewed data from other organizations. The organization would supply us with an Excel file containing the data to review, we'd import it into the database, and then our trained reviewers would review each entry and mark it up with comments. The application included some tricks to allow very fast completion of reviews, such as inserting predefined text snippets into text fields via mouse clicks.
Python Django CK Editor
A small proof of concept application, written to show the feasibility of allowing users to create their own forms using the CK Editor rich text interface, and then collect and store data entered via those user created forms. Source code is available for this project.
.NET Framework ASP.NET MVC C# JQuery
A playable Sokoban game written in ASP.NET MVC that I wrote for learning and for fun. If you've never played Sokoban, you should give it a try. Despite the simple gameplay, some of the levels are quite challenging. Source code is available for this project.
.NET Framework ASP.NET (WebForms) C# XML
This was an entry page for a secure website written in ASP.NET. We wanted to be able to add new links to the page without recompiling, we wanted to display a customized list of links based on the logged in user's name, and we didn't want to use a SQL Server database to store our data. The entry page uses XML files to define the links, users, and permissions between those links and users.
Python is my favorite language for playing around. Somewhere along the line I discovered www.pythonchallenge.com, a site containing puzzles you can solve by writing little programs (typically using Python). I do these for fun--I'm currently somwhere in the teens. Source code is available, if you don't mind spoilers . . .
Cold Fusion Microsoft SQL Server
This was a redesign of an integrated accounting system. My rewrite simplified the accounting and billing cycle logic was and the presentation of accounting info was restructured to allow much more information to be accessible at once while still being easy to understand. After the rework, one user said work that used to take her 3-4 hours could be completed in 20 minutes.
This is a toy goal tracking project that I wrote to learn a little more about PHP and MySQL. The idea was to have a goal tracking application where every goal entered automatically included an explicit deadline. I'm rethinking this idea and one of these days I'll throw out a new version running on Google App Engine. (Update: it turns out time tracking with toggl.com works very well for me, so I won't be adding another goal tracker/todo list to the millions already out there.) Source code is available for this project.
.NET Framework WinForms VB.NET Microsoft SQL Server
This project was a WinForms front end to a database that collected mental health data from all of Kansas. The data set was complicated, with several groups of data being collected and a viewable, editable history required for many of those groups. This application allowed fast traversal of the data and additions or modifications to be made easily.
.NET Framework ASP.NEW (WebForms) C# Microsoft SQL Server
We needed to present aggregate data for a large database. Aggregating on the fly was too slow, so we generated and cached the summary data using a SQL Server job, and then made it available (allowing various permutations chosen by the user) on the public website using this ASP.NET application.
.NET Framework ASP.NET (WebForms) Windows Services C#
Microsoft SQL Server
This application allowed users to upload a data file, have it automatically processed by our system and applied to our database, and receive the results of processing back by email. There were a lot of data rules and the results were often lengthy, but the cycle of submit and resubmit was very fast post-automation. The screenshot shows an example results file.
Visual Basic 6.0 Microsoft SQL Server
This is a call center application originally written ten years ago. Normally I wouldn't include an application that old here, much less one written in Visual Basic 6, but this one is a little special. It's still in use and has worked very reliably, approximately 24 x 7, since the day it was launched. The core of the original design has held up through hundreds of new features, extensions, and revisions.