Python and ReactJS / Native Full-Stack Developer
Web and Mobile Developer
Java and J2EE Developer
Learning Dollars is a talent network of vetted software engineers, who are financially incentivized to constantly grow and deepen their skills. Our engineers are rockstars. They are the rare 1% who actually make it through our tough vetting and training. They are not only smart and creative, but also responsive and responsible. They have been held accountable for complex projects and have delivered. Engineers have aced the Learning Dollars tests and lab practicals in software engineering, algorithms, business communication, and mathematics. For each engineer we introduce you to, we will provide you their resumé and self-made screencast demos of their work (a.k.a. proof).
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My first demo is Strumclub, a website that connects music teachers with students.
For Strumclub development I used a React frontend with a Django REST Framework backend. The two are connected by API calls using fetch in the frontend. I created the following features:
My second demo is a visual novel “The gift of Cthulhu”.
For creating this game I used the Ren’py engine that was written in Python. First I created and customized the graphical user interface. The main interactive elements used in the game are choice buttons and dialogues. There are several main storylines in the game and more than one ending. At the same time, the logic of the game is quite simple, the development of the plot depends only on the choice of the player which is made by clicking on one of the buttons in the displayed menu. The player can also save and load the game and change the options such as the speed with which text appears, sound volume and other parameters.
Thank you for watching my demos and I look forward to working with you!
Hi! I am Lauro and I am a Learning Dollars software engineer. I specialize in Server and Mobile App Development with Python, ReactJS, and React Native. I have done projects in mobile app development and back-end RESTful server development. I’m deeply interested in meditation, exercising and reading, and these three activities are a consistent part of my daily routine.
My first demo is the mobile app SangeetaSudha, focused on presenting server data to the final user. The stages involved in the development of the app were:
Thank you for watching my demos and I look forward to working with you!
Hi! I am Pavel and I am a Learning Dollars software engineer. I specialize in developing applications for mobile and web platforms. I have done projects in e-commerce, CRM, and automation.
My first demo is CRM.
This is a deeply customized version of an open source application called SugarCRM. It was used by a company with 15 operators calling potential customers and returning clients. After several years of work, the size of the database increased to hundreds of thousands of records and searching became too slow. More than 30 seconds was required to search in a worst case.
The application’s database was implemented in MySQL using about a hundred tables with many relations and indexes. It had PHP backend and HTML frontend. I worked on the server backend. I implemented caching of a sophisticated data model in a plain key-value database that allowed to reduce the search time to 2 seconds. I used Mongo database. Thereafter, the search time did not increase even when the database became 5 times bigger. The client was fully satisfied.
Let’s check another demo.
It is an application for iOS and Android allowing users to sell or buy various services.
I used the React Native framework for a mobile client. Also, I used the Django framework for the backend. The application uses external login via Facebook, the device’s camera for taking selfies, and Amazon storage for uploading photos.
I will never stop wondering how well put together these frameworks are! They allowed me to quickly and reliably create native-looking mobile applications for both platforms using the same code base. I really like it.
My first demo is a Food blogging website created using WordPress. It is mainly focused on displaying my personal recipes with some tips.
I have chosen a food blogging theme named Wisteria. This is my home page designed using a plugin named elementor. And on the right side you can see all the latest recipes. And I have divided all the recipes into different categories here.
If you click on one of the recipes, here you can see a recipe card. I have designed this recipe card using a plugin called Wp ultimate recipe. You can also print this recipe over here. If you change the servings over here, the ingredients will change according to the servings.
My second demo is an ecommerce website created using WordPress. It is mainly focused on easy interface to sell products online to your ideal customers.
I have used an ecommerce theme named storevilla for this website. I have used a plugin named woocommerce. It is an ecommerce toolkit that helps you sell products online.
This website provides all the functionalities such as add to cart, add to wishlist etc. You can see a product in the wishlist. Here you can also add to cart.
Thank you so much for watching my demos and I look forward to working with you!
Skills Tags:  Java · Spring · SQL · Actuate Espreadsheet · Autosys · DROOLS · Cocoon · PHP · JQuery · XML · XSLT · SOAP · REST · React · Django · nodejs
Hi! I am Srinivas, a Java engineer who specializes in J2EE, Web Services, Spring, Hibernate, Progress BPM, Reporting tools like ESpreadsheet, BirtViewer and UI frameworks like Jquery, JSF, and bootstrap. I have recently started working on projects using python, nodeJS and React JS. I have done projects in the domains of healthcare, finance, and utilities. Outside work, I’m deeply interested in reading fiction novels, watching movies and short films, and knowing about various mythological facts.
My first demo is an Airline E-Ticketing System. This system is being used for booking domestic flights within Nepal for Dev Travel and Tours Pvt Ltd. Stated below are few features of the system that i will be covering as part of the demo.
My second demo is regarding a JSX parser I worked on. This parser is used to validate wiki rules pertaining to JSX elements (HTML DOM elements) that were defined for a webapp boilerplate system. Notice how when I run the parser in terminal it breaks down the target file into its AST tree, and then it recursively walks through the tree checking that style rules are being followed or not. Stated below are high level steps as part of the parser.
Thank you for watching my demo and I look forward to working with you!
This application allows you to create an account as a user, have an active token as a signed up and logged in user and create a maximum list of 5 websites that you want to monitor.
Here is the home page, the sign up page and the login page. There are validations for the inputs on the signup and login with appropriate error or success messages. On successful login, you find yourself on your dashboard with a list of all checks you have created. You can create/add a new check and find it in the list of checks. You can also view/edit/delete a check.
You can edit your details in the account settings page however just the name and password are editable. You can also delete your account if you are longer interested in having an account. This would delete all checks you have if any and delete every detail related to you as well.
If you enter a valid phone number, you should get an sms when the status of any of the websites you are monitoring changes.
My second demo is a Document Management System built with Nodejs and React and Redux.
This application allows you to manage documents, users and user roles. On successful login, you get to see all documents you have access to (public and private) in a paginated format. You can create documents, edit your own documents, delete your own documents.
As an admin, you can see a list of all users in a paginated format as well and promote/demote other users. You can also perform a live search for users and also for documents.
Thank you for watching my demos and I look forward to working with you!
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ESL Hunter is a site that connects English teaching institutions in East Asia to instructors in the U.S. and other countries. In July 2018, we had completed most of the back-end coding for our site, but we did not have the expertise to work on the front-end coding.
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