New RoR site - and thanks

Just a quick note to let you know I’ve publicly launched the site I’ve been working on. It’s my first hands-on project in 15 years and I would not have been able to accomplish it without Rails and the tremendous community here. Unless you’re concerned about the privacy of personal health information or have friends / family working in dangerous industries like heavy construction, you probably won’t think it’s that cool. Actually, I don’t think of it as cool. Just needed. Anyway, I’d be very glad to have any feedback from anyone who can make the time to take a look. And thanks to all of you who’ve helped me get here.

The site’s at

Best regards,


Congratulations Bill! You've been working on that for a while now I've noticed.

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Hi Ezra,

Ezra Zygmuntowicz wrote:

Congratulations Bill!

Thanks, Ezra. I appreciate that very much. Backgroundrb was a critical component and I really appreciate the help you gave me.

You've been working on that for a while now I've noticed.

Almost a year. After being out of hands-on development for 15 years, there was a lot more to learn than I realized. The medical XML standard that underlies the site was one of the more difficult. Rails was one of the easier :wink: Seriously though, without Rails to stand on and the tremendous support here, it wouldn't have been possible.

Thanks again,