bookmark_borderWould you hire this Ruby on Rails developer

I had this interaction with somebody who applied for a job at Vinsol

What is disturbing here is the attitude of Indian developers towards contributing to open source projects, and belive me, this is fairly rampant. Contributing to open source projects matters more than your marks in school to us and to a lot of other companies around.

bookmark_borderRuby library for Paypal Website Payments Pro

At vinsol, we did a rails project recently which uses Paypal Website Payments Pro web api for financial settlement. We wrote the code that integrates with paypal in a separate module for reusability.

We have released the module at Rubyforge under a project named vPaypal. It is available as a gem, so you can install it directly using ruby-gems.

We are highly indebted to Pranav Bihari for this blog post which helped us getting started on using Paypal api with ruby.

Also thank to Ritu, our lead Rails programmer who wrote the complete module.

bookmark_borderWordPress as CMS

I have been using wordpress for some time now, writing small modules and themes as well.
This blog also runs on wordpress.

Recently for a client, I wanted a content management system. I studied creation of pages at wordpress codex site and found it had everything that I needed.
Page creation, individual themes for pages, page list for navigation menu, nesting of pages, everything i needed for the client, so that the ultimate control over the content and style remains with the client.

I was so impressed that i decided to setup my company site also in wordpress. And while doing so, I thought it would be good to add blog as a feature of my company site.
The site is at .
By and large the structure is there, I need to add a lot of content though.

It is a site which is very proudly powered by WP.