Hugh Bien — programmer and tinkerer. Was a freelance developer,
startup engineer, and computer science student. Now working on several small
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LexFuel handles technology and online branding for solo lawyers and small
law practices. LexFuel provided ideas and wireframes. We worked together
to develop a SaaS solution using an iterative approach.
LexFuel was built using Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, Bootstrap, jQuery, PostgreSQL,
and Heroku. It leverages LinkedIn, Twilio, and WePay APIs.
Pooch Collection connects dog owners who provide free dog boarding with each
other. I worked with Pooch Collection to add new core features for its
Pooch Collection was built using Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, jQuery,
PostgreSQL, and Heroku.
Groupordinate connects a loved one with the support system of friends
and families. I worked with my client to quickly develop and launch a
minimum viable product in less than a week.
Groupordinate was built with Ruby on Rails, Haml, Sass, Bootstrap,
jQuery, PostgreSQL, and Heroku. It leverages the Twilio and Stripe
New York Note curates and lists the best NYC attractions for tourists
— from the most popular landmarks to hidden treasures.
It's built to ease the vacation planning process.
New York Note was built using Haml, Sass, jQuery, Ruby, and Stasis. The
design is responsive (optimized for all screen sizes) and includes a drip
email marketing campaign.
Coverstrap is a collection of free Bootstrap 3.0 templates — for
developers who don't want to use the default Bootstrap style. Each template
is responsive, it's optimized for all screen sizes and devices.
Templates were built using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and Bootstrap 3.0.
Thyme is a console Pomodoro timer built for Ruby developers. It's
extensible with plain Ruby (before/after hooks and adding subcommands).
Tmux integration is built in for developers who live in the Terminal.
Homeostasis extends Stasis, a static site generator. I wanted to centralize
my collection of plugins into one gem for rapid website development.
Features include: asset stamping, blog support, front-matter YAML, API hooks,
sitemaps, and URL canonicalization.
Charted is an open source Sinatra backend for web analytics.
It keeps track of A/B tests, browser info, conversions, geography, visitor
platforms, and much more.
London Guide is a collection of London landmarks and activities.
It was written for London tourists and includes plenty of photos, tips,
This website was built using Haml, Sass, jQuery, Ruby, and Stasis. The
design is responsive (optimized for all screen sizes).
Advanced Rails Recipes was published in 2008, when Ruby on Rails was rising
in popularity. It's a collection of useful recipes from the Rails community.
I contributed a recipe/chapter in the book about the delegation pattern.
The chapter is titled "Prevent Train Wrecks".