Jonathan spent more time in college building, fixing, and playing on computers than he ever did studying for his erstwhile major of Political Science. In retrospect, he should have realized his true passion was software development much earlier than he did. But eventually (especially after discovering Ruby) Jon fully embraced the way of the nerd. He loved the language’s syntax and power.
As a consummate polyglot software engineer, Jonathan enjoys the challenge of learning new ways to solve complex coding problems. He has extensive experience working with legacy code, which has honed his ability to build carefully thought out programs that are highly flexible and durable. When not scouring the interwebs for new programming patterns or writing his next blog post, he can be found spending time with his wife at the beach.
Open Source Projects
A ruby wrapper for the ESPN api. It allows you to interact, in a semantically pleasing way, with the ESPN api (v1).
The Hippo library is an attempt at creating a simple DSL to generate and parse HIPAA transaction sets.
Image Viewer Rails
Pivot.js is a simple way for you to get to your data. It allows for the creation of highly customizable unique table views from your browser.
Remote Pair Chef
Tool to quickly provision remote pairing stations on Amazon's EC2.
IRC bot that adds utility, and some humor to a given IRC channel. Turbot was originally designed with #tamparb on irc.freenode.net, but can be easily adapted to other channels.
Latest Blog Posts
All posts by Jonathan Jackson