Welcome to the OpenShift Developer Spotlight where we get to know the members of the OpenShift community a little better and show off their skills as developers. Also check out their applications developed on OpenShift in our App Gallery. Interested in being featured? Apply here or view past entries.
What inspired you to be a developer?
I used to make websites in my primary school, which were of course really lame. So I started using systems like Wordpress and phpBB. After my blogs/forums got really big, I needed a developer who would alter those systems and satisfy needs of its visitors/users. I had trouble finding one, so I signed up to Applied Informatics myself and here I am.
Why did you choose OpenShift as your hosting platform?
Digrin.com was a school project and I was asked to find some cool cloud provider. OpenShift offered 3 apps for free, so it was ideal for a project start. I compared OpenShift to Heroku, but Heroku did not support PostgreSQL and some other technologies I wanted to use.
What advantages does OpenShift give you that other hosting platforms don't?
Not sure if other PaaS providers support these, but these are cool: rhc tool, website console, a lot of supported technologies by OpenShift or third party apps. Easy to activate load balancer and Jenkins. Really looking forward to OpenShift v3 in production.
Tell us more about your application currently hosted on OpenShift:
- Name: Digrin
- What does it do? Digrin is a portfolio manager focused on dividend growth investing.
- What motivated you to create this application and what problems does it solve? Like I mentioned, it started as a school project, but I still improve it. It should help stock investors (mainly those focused on dividend growth investing) track their portfolio and dividends with various graphs and predictions. Basic stock suggestions might also help.