My name is David Morton, and I am a Ruby on Rails developer seeking remote or contract work. My career experience has ranged from founding an ISP where, out of necessity, I handled network and system administration issues, to the software development side for which I have more passion. Originally a perl and php programmer, I sought better ways to organize code, and have found Ruby on Rails to be a perfect fit for my own development philosophies.

Whether it is source code management with git, excellent testing environments such as Test Unit or Rspec and Capybara, or the basic DRY and object orientation, Rails has proven to be a powerful and versatile tool for creating web applications.

Contained in this site are some brief descriptions of some of the projects I have worked on recently, laid out in a more interactive manner than a simple cover letter! Click around to find source code examples, blog entries, and online sources where you can sample my work.

Key Skills

Ruby on Rails 3.2 ● Asset Pipeline ● Rspec ● Capybara ● Test Unit ● Fixtures ● FactoryGirl ● HTML 5 ● CSS ● SCSS ● Compass ● Twitter Bootstrap ● Javascript ● JQuery ● JQuery-UI DataTables ● TableTools ● Prawn ● Mysql ● Postgresql ● Capistrano ● Git ● PHP ● perl ● subversion ● Linux ● OSX ● Apache ● Niginx ● Postfix ● Dovecot ● Mysql ● Postgresql ● Passenger ● node.js

Manifesto for Agile Software Development

We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.

Kent Beck
Mike Beedle
Arie van Bennekum
Alistair Cockburn
Ward Cunningham
Martin Fowler
James Grenning
Jim Highsmith
Andrew Hunt
Ron Jeffries
Jon Kern
Brian Marick
Robert C. Martin
Steve Mellor
Ken Schwaber
Jeff Sutherland
Dave Thomas
© 2001, the above authors
this declaration may be freely copied in any form,
but only in its entirety through this notice.

Stack Overflow

I help out a little on Stack Overflow:

profile for DGM at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers