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Richard Hollis

Freelance Ruby On Rails developer and
full-stack consultant based in London

Experienced Rails Development

I offer the complete end-to-end service of:

Architect, develop, server build & configuration, deployment and management & monitoring.

From domain name to product launch, I am highly capable and personable, with the skill, maturity and experience you need to ensure a great outcome for your business.

Whether you are looking to build a minimum viable product (MVP); update or convert an existing system; or build a new product in Ruby on Rails - I can help and usually deliver results quickly.

Automated testing is at the heart of everything I do with Test Driven and Behaviour Driven Development (TDD/BDD).

Let's discuss your requirements today on Skype,
phone, or in person, over a great cup of coffee in London.

Discuss your requirements now

Tooling & Methodologies

An overview of some of the technologies and methodologies used

Web Tooling

  • HTML5 & CSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Coffeescript
  • Backbone
  • Jasmine/Teacup


  • Agile
  • Lean
  • GIT Version Control
  • Mobile First / Responsive
  • TDD
  • BDD
  • RESTful API


  • Capistrano
  • RSpec
  • Capybara Webkit
  • Devise
  • Stripe
  • Dragonfly
  • Factory Girl
  • Omniauth


  • Memcache
  • Exim
  • Nginx
  • Apache
  • Passenger
  • SSH
  • RVM
  • Monit


  • Domain Names
  • SSL Certificates
  • DNS
  • VPS
  • Mail
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Google Analytics


Get A Room

Rails Backbone API Stripe

Warble Alerts

Rails Twitter API

Android API Integration

Mobile Mock Flow

Rails Backbone MVP

Window Shopper

Rails Chrome Plugin


JQuery Plugin Open Source

More About Me

  • My passion for computing started when I was around ten years old. I have been programming since my very first computer arrived one Christmas: The Acorn Electron.
  • I've been a successful freelancer in the City of London since 1993 and have consulted for many tier-one investment banks, such as: UBS, Robert Fleming, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Over time, I have developed an incredibly rich and deep technical knowledge of Windows and Linux platforms and their development and platform tooling.
  • Active open source contributor on GitHub:
  • STEMnet Ambassador and Code Club Volunteer Teacher
  • Recently, I have co-founded a couple of successful technology companies, gaining further invaluable knowledge in the process.
  • Like Jess Eddy, I also love working with great people to make great things. Jess is a great User Experience Designer that I've worked with and built some great products with.