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Name: Tom Anderson

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Twitter: @tom_h_anderson

Primary development language(s): PHP, Zend Framework 2

Application currently hosted on OpenShift: Enhantsy

Technologies used: Zend Framework 2, Doctrine 2, OAuth 1, Paypal, Etsy API, jQuery & UI, Twitter Bootstrap, Soliant Tag Manager, Fancybox. User Scripts and Chrome Extension

What's it do?

Enhantsy is a javascript injection engine which modifies Etsy pages using user script technology to add new enhancements such as infinite scroll, one-click add to cart, tags, and drag to sort featured items.

What motivated you to create the application?

My domestic partner, an avid Etsy buyer and seller, was tired of the workflow provided by Etsy of adding a listing to your favorites, then from favorites going to the detail page then to the add to cart page then going back two pages to add the next item to your cart. She asked if I could simplify this 'work flow' and I created a button to add to your cart directly from a listing thumbnail. I then saw many, many ideas flowing through Etsy's "Ideas" forum which were going unanswered by anyone at Etsy so I started creating their ideas as Greasemonkey scritps. After creating four of these I realized I would need a better way to manage updates so I created Enhantsy to dynamically append javascript to Etsy requests to enhance the experience.

What are the most compelling features of OpenShift?

OpenShift's best feature is it's git centric management. Easy setup of gears and cartridges speeds development and eases administration duties.

What are some features you'd like to see in OpenShift?

DNS management, CNAME aliasing and forwarding has not proven sufficient for my needs, and mysql_history


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